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Cambridge Studies in the Emergence of Global Enterprise



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Cambridge Studies in the Emergence of Global Enterprise by Christopher Kobrak
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Banking on Global Markets uses the story of the US business and political dealings of Germany's largest bank to illuminate developments in the ongoing globalization of major financial institutions. Throughout its nearly 140-year-long history, Deutsche Bank served as one of Germany's principal vehicles for forging links with the rest of the world, and the US market probably remained Deutsche Bank's highest foreign priority and its most frustrating challenge. Banking on Global Markets traces Deutsche Bank's involvement with the United States in the context of a changing national and international regulatory and economic environment. It is the story of how international cooperation furthered and conflict hindered those endeavours, and how international banking evolved from a very personalized business between nations to one dominated by enormous transnational markets. Christopher Kobrak weaves together how these financial, political, and institutional developments have helped shape the emerging new international order.

Author Biography

Christopher Kobrak holds a BA degree in philosophy from Rutgers University and MA, MBA, and PhD degrees from Columbia University in history, finance/accounting, and business history. He is a CPA and has spent ten years working in numerous business positions for Sterling Drug, Inc. He teaches corporate finance and business history at ESCP-EAP, concentrating on international finance, financial theory, history of capital markets, and corporate governance. His publications include: National Cultures and International Competition: The Experience of Schering AG, 1851-1950 (Cambridge University Press), European Business, Dictatorship and Political Risk, 1920-1945, edited with Per Hansen, and articles and reviews in many business history journals. He has taught at Columbia University, Warsaw University, and Toulouse University, from which he received his Habilitation in Management. He is currently working on communications about the economic contribution of family businesses, corporate governance, and foreign direct investment in the service sector.
Release date Australia
February 21st, 2008
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Cambridge University Press
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