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American Innovation Abroad : The Multidivisional Hypothesis in West Germany

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  • Cable, John
  • Dirrheimer, Manfred J

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Multidivisional firms account for a clear majority of the hundred leading companies in America and Britain, and significant proportions elsewhere in continental Europe. Thus a sizeable proportion of total economic activity in Western, developed economies now takes place within the quasi-autonomous operating divisions of large industrial organizations, co-ordinated via a network of general offices.

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  • Cable, John & Dirrheimer, Manfred J, 1981. "American Innovation Abroad : The Multidivisional Hypothesis in West Germany," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 195, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
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    1. Michael Bruno & Jeffrey Sachs, 1982. "Energy and Resource Allocation: A Dynamic Model of the "Dutch Disease"," Review of Economic Studies, Oxford University Press, vol. 49(5), pages 845-859.
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    3. Michael Bruno & Jeffrey Sachs, 1982. "Energy and Resource Allocation: A Dynamic Model of the "Dutch Disease"," NBER Working Papers 0852, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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