Youssef Cassis

in Big Business

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780198296065
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596056 | DOI:

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It looks into the shaping of businessmen's individual skills from a comparative perspective. Particular attention is given to family and socio‐professional backgrounds (whether they were founders, inheritors or salaried managers), education and training (with a discussion of the role of the public schools in Britain, the grandes écoles in France and technical education in Germany), and early career patterns (private firms, corporate ladder and state administration).

Keywords: business founders; careers; education; family; grandes écoles; inheritance; managers; public schools; skills; training

Chapter.  14431 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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