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Empresas familiares y acuerdos cooperativos en el metal español: el caso de las industrias del alambre de hierro y acero (1880-1974)


  • Paloma Fernández Pérez

    () (Universidad de Barcelona)


Family ownership, reduced size of productive centers, and concentration are historical trends that characterize the development of the Spanish iron and steel wire firms in international comparison. Agreements at regional level between the most significant family firms of the sector allowed coordination, which proved to be useful to avoid absorptions and to keep family control in some of the most important firms during more than a century. KEY Classification-JEL: L14, N83, N84, 014

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  • Paloma Fernández Pérez, 2006. "Empresas familiares y acuerdos cooperativos en el metal español: el caso de las industrias del alambre de hierro y acero (1880-1974)," Investigaciones de Historia Económica (IHE) Journal of the Spanish Economic History Association, Asociacion Espa–ola de Historia Economica, vol. 4, pages 51-76.
  • Handle: RePEc:ahe:invest:v:4:y:2006:p:51-76

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    Family firms; Cartels; Iron and Steel Industries; Spain;

    JEL classification:

    • L14 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Transactional Relationships; Contracts and Reputation
    • N83 - Economic History - - Micro-Business History - - - Europe: Pre-1913
    • N84 - Economic History - - Micro-Business History - - - Europe: 1913-


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