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Title Financialisation in the Automotive Industry
Author Marcelo José Do Carmo
Publisher
Release 2021-07-09
Category Automobile industry and trade
Total Pages 142
ISBN 9780367751395
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

It is increasingly the case that car manufacturers are owned by banks and investment funds which have taken control of the entire economic life of these firms. This book explores this increasing financialization - the predominance of the financial sector over the productive sector - in the automotive industry.

Title Financialisation in the Automotive Industry
Author Marcelo José do Carmo
Publisher Routledge
Release 2021-07-09
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 156
ISBN 1000449343
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Where presidents or members of affluent families were previously seen, it is increasingly the case that car manufacturers are owned by banks and investment funds which have taken control of the entire economic life of these firms. This has significant impact on the terms of employment and layoffs, wages and precarious work, growing inequalities in income strata, compensation levels for executives, and the implementation of short-termist strategies across business operations. This book explores this increasing financialization – the predominance of the financial sector over the productive sector – in the automotive industry. In particular it is shown that the financial operations of these companies through leasing, insurance, loans, and other financial instruments is now much more profitable than the manufacturing aspects of the business, which was originally the raison d’être for these firms. The chapters demonstrate how there are great demands to increase the return to shareholders as a main concern, despite other metrics and/or other stakeholders. The work studies the impact of financialization at the world’s five largest automakers which together represent almost 50% of car production, providing an exploratory analysis of profitability, shareholder composition, compensation to executives, workers' salaries, dividend payments to shareholders, and employment. Encouraging debate on contemporary economy, this book marks a significant addition to the literature on financialization, contemporary forms of capitalism, labour and economic sociology more broadly.

Title Financialization and Strategy
Author Julie Froud
Publisher Routledge
Release 2006-04-18
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 416
ISBN 1134314558
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Considering the recent impact of the capital market on corporate strategy, this text analyzes, through argument and supportive case studies, how pressures from the capital bull market of the 1990s and bear market of the early 2000s, have reshaped management action and calculation in large, publicly quoted US and UK corporations. Beginning with the dissatisfaction with classical strategy and its limited engagement with the processes of financialization, the book moves on to cover three detailed company case studies (General Electric, Ford and GlaxoSmithKline) which use long run financial data and analysis of company and industry narratives to illustrate and explore key themes. The book emphasizes the importance of company and industry narrative, while also analyzing long term financial results, and helps to explain the limits of management action and the burden of expectations placed on corporate governance. Presenting financial and market information on trajectory in an accessible way, this book provides a distinctive, critical social science account of management in large UK and US corporations, and it is a valuable resource for students, scholars and researchers of business, management, political economy and non-mainstream economics. short listed for the 2007 IPEG Book Prize

Title Financialisation in Latin America
Author Noemi Levy
Publisher Routledge
Release 2018-12-07
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 0429874421
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Financial capital continues to dominate Western economic organisations, despite major financial and economic crises. While these have not affected Latin American countries in the same way, other economic problems emerged after the reversion of loose monetary policies that debilitated the export-led growth model. This book discusses the issue of the financialised globalisation model in Latin America, looking at the region’s relationship with the international market. This edited collection is divided into three main sections. The first section discusses regional trends highlighting issues of trade and payments in financialised economies, the impact on deindustrialisation, its effect on inequality, external capital movements and monetary policies. The second section analyses the failure of comparative advantages of the export-led model in Colombia, Argentina and Mexico. Finally, the last section deals with the growth of financial balance sheets in small and developing economies such as Chile; how growth, investment and big corporation evolution were affected in Brazil and Mexico; and the effects of foreign exchange activity in Mexico. Through these discussions, this book aims to deepen the understanding of the crisis of financialisation and the export-led model, raising the question of whether it is possible for this model to continue or if it requires major readjustments to unfold economic growth. This book provides a distinctive analysis of the financialisation mechanisms in developing countries in order to emphasise affinities and differences between the countries of the region in productive and financial terms. It will be of great interest to economic and social science scholars and students, to journalists specialising on economic and development issues, and, more importantly, to policy makers.

Title Political Economy of Financialization in the United States
Author Kurt Mettenheim
Publisher Routledge
Release 2021-09-23
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 332
ISBN 100044967X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Combining balance sheet analysis with historical institutional analysis, this book traces the evolution of social sector financial balance sheets in the US from 1960 to 2018. This innovative historical-institutional approach, ranging from the micro level of households to the macro level of the federal government, reveals that the displacement of households by banks has been a long-term process. This gradual compounding of financialization is at odds with widely accepted views about financialization, contemporary banking theory, financial intermediation theory, and post-Keynesian and endogenous money approaches. The book returns to time-tested traditional principles of banking and taps unexpected affinities about market failures in transaction cost economics, financial intermediation theory, and core ideas in classic modern political and social economy about economic moralities and social reactions of self-defense against unfettered markets. This book provides an alternative explanation for the rise of finance and new ways to think about averting financialization and its devastating consequences. This book marks a significant contribution to the literature on financialization, social economics, banking, and the American political economy.

Title The Second Automobile Revolution
Author M. Freyssenet
Publisher Springer
Release 2009-04-30
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 468
ISBN 023023691X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The rapid takeoff of the continent-sized national economies and the increasing expense of extraction have led to strong tensions in petrol prices and a race towards alternative driving systems. This book analyses the emergence of a second automobile revolution through the trajectories of automobile firms since the nineties.

Change in SMEs by K. Bluhm

Title Change in SMEs
Author K. Bluhm
Publisher Springer
Release 2008-08-04
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 303
ISBN 0230227783
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Most research on institutional features of distinct varieties of capitalism in Europe has analyzed only large corporations. This volume explores the impact of the institutional and structural changes on corporate governance, management culture, and social relationships in small and medium sized enterprises in different European countries.

Title Economic Ideas Policy and National Culture
Author Eelke de Jong
Publisher Routledge
Release 2021-11-18
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 232
ISBN 1000476480
Language English, Spanish, and French
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All human beings develop a certain view on the world, and individuals belonging to the same national cultures are likely to develop very similar views with one another. In this same manner, academic economists and policymakers are consistently exposed to the same view on the preferred way of organizing an economy as the rest of the population of their given country. This book explores the economic impacts of these shared cultural values, focusing on the wider economies of the USA, Germany, and France. These three countries represent broadly different types of economic organization and their corresponding economic ideologies: a free market economy, a coordinated market economy, and a hierarchical market economy. The contributors to this edited volume work to examine the extent to which the shared worldviews between academic economists, policymakers, the wider population, and the tradition of each economic thought in which the economy fits, impacts these economies. In particular, the chapters look at the design of the labor market, the financial system, competition policy, and monetary policy. The work also explores the extent to which the shared views on national culture and economic systems and policies in these countries contribute to the population’s well-being overall. This book makes an invaluable contribution to the literature on comparative economics, economic policy, well-being and cultural economics.

Markets in their Place by Russell Prince

Title Markets in their Place
Author Russell Prince
Publisher Routledge
Release 2021-07-27
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 242
ISBN 1000412199
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Markets are usually discussed in abstract terms, as an economic organizing principle, a generalized alternative to government planning, or even as powerful actors in their own right, able to shape local and national economic destinies. But markets are not abstract. Even as the idea of the market seduces politicians around the world to take advantage of their abstract qualities, they constantly run up against material reality. Markets are always somewhere, in place, and it is in place that the smooth theories of markets falter and fail. More than simply being embedded in particular places, markets necessarily emerge in the various political, social, cultural, and environmental relations that exist in and between places. Markets shape places, but the reverse is also true. This collection of essays approaches markets from the ground up, and from a part of the world often still regarded as peripheral to global capitalism: the South Pacific. With a wide variety of case studies, including on indigenous economies, childcare, agriculture, wine, electricity metering, finance, education, and housing, the authors show how complex local, social and cultural politics matter to how markets are made within and between places, and the insights that can be gleaned from studying markets in this part of the world. They explore the way superficially similar markets work out differently in different places, and why, as well as examining how market relations are constructed in places outside and on the edges of the centres of Western capitalism, and what this says back to how markets are understood in those centres. The book will be of particular interest to scholars and students working in and between economic geography, cultural economy, political economy, economic sociology, and more.