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Insider Lending: Banks, Personal Connections, and Economic Development in Industrial New England
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Vehicles for accumulating capital 2. Insider lending and Jacksonian hostility towards banks 3. Engines of economic development 4. The decline of insider lending and
Putting the Corporation in its Place
This article challenges the idea that the corporation is a globally superior form of business organization and that the Anglo-American common-law is more conducive to economic development than the
Business Organization and the Myth of the Market Economy
This book explains the transitions in twentieth-century industrial leadership from Britain to the United States and, most recently, to Japan, in terms of the changing business investment strategies
Inventors, Firms, and the Market for Technology in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Recent scholarly literature explains the spread of in-house research labs during the early 20th century by pointing to the information problems involved in contracting for technology. We argue that
Market Trade in Patents and the Rise of a Class of Specialized Inventors in the 19th-Century United States
It has long been recognized that one of the original aims of the U.S. patent system was to stimulate technological development by granting inventors temporary monopoly rights to their discoveries.
Intermediaries in the U.S. Market for Technology, 1870-1920
We argue that the emergence of a well-developed market for patented technologies over the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries facilitated the emergence of a group of highly specialized and
Financing innovation in the United States, 1870 to the present
Although technological change is vital for economic growth, the interaction of finance and technological innovation is rarely studied. This pioneering volume examines the ways in which innovation is