British business in the formative years of European integration, 1945-1973

Rollings, N. (2007) British business in the formative years of European integration, 1945-1973. Series: Cambridge studies in the emergence of global enterprise. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge ; New York, NY. ISBN 9780521888110 (doi:10.1017/CBO9780511511929)

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Abstract

This book questions conventional accounts of the history of European integration and British business. Integration accounts conventionally focus on the nation-state, while Neil Rollings focuses on business and its role in the development of European integration, which business historians have overlooked to this point. Business provided a key link between economic integration, political integration, and the process of Europeanization. British businessmen perceived early on that European integration meant much more than the removal of tariffs and access to new markets. Indeed, British entry into the European community would alter the whole landscape of the European working environment. Consideration of European integration was revealed as a complex, relative, and dynamic issue, covering many issues such as competition policy, taxation, and company law.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rollings, Professor Neil
Authors: Rollings, N.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Economic and Social History
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISBN:9780521888110
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