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Redesigning a class of its own: social and human capital formation in the German banking elite, 1870–1990

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  • Berghoff, Hartmut
  • Köhler, Ingo
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    Los banqueros alemanes son famosos por su posición central en el modelo alemán de ‘capitalismo coordinado’ y por su elevado estatus social. En los últimos 130 años, nadie más de entre la élite empresarial ha mostrado más poder y estabilidad. Este artículo utiliza los conceptos de capital social y humano para explicar este éxito y explicar también cómo la banca alemana alteró sus patrones de contratación, de preparación y de carrera profesional en respuesta a tendencias generales de tipo político y social. Aplicamos también estos conceptos a la transformación de la banca alemana de banca personal a banca de gestión y, después de 1970, a banca de capitalismo global. Prevaleció un planteamiento conservador que integró nuevas demandas pero de un modo extremadamente cauteloso. A finales del siglo XX estas características empezaron a operar en contra de la banca alemana y a debilitar su competitividad internacional, cuando las existencias de un capital social específico habían creado una actitud dedicada a mirar al interior.

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    Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal Financial History Review.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 01 (April)
    Pages: 63-87

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    Handle: RePEc:cup:fihrev:v:14:y:2007:i:01:p:63-87_00
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