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Title Capitalists, business and state-building in Chile / Manuel Llorca-Jana, Rory M. Miller, Diego Barria, editors.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]

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Series Studies of the Americas.
Studies of the Americas.
Subject Business cycles -- Chile.
Industrial management -- Chile.
Alt Name Llorca-Jaña, Manuel, 1975-
Miller, Rory M.,
Barría Traverso, Diego,
Description 1 online resource.
Summary Throughout the twentieth century, the Chilean business elite has played a central role in the country, not just as entrepreneurs but also as political and social actors. The chapters in this book, the first in English on the history of Chilean business, focus on the importance of diversified family business groups in twentieth-century Chile, their dynamics, organisation, and management, and their interaction with foreign investors and the state. Using a range of company and government archives, as well as other contemporary sources in Chile, Britain, and the United States, the individual authors pay particular attention to many key topics: the evolution of the Edwards family businesses, those of Pascual Baburizza, Chilean corporate networks, British firms in the nitrate industry, the Anglo South American Bank, the Copec group, Compania Explotadora de Tierra del Fuego, the energy sector, SOFOFA (the industrialists' association), and the recent growth of Chilean multinationals.
Note Online resource; title from PDF file page (EBSCO, viewed April 1, 2019).
Contents Intro; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Notes on Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Introduction: Business History in Chile in the Twentieth Century; Introduction: The State of Chilean Business History; The Late Development of Chilean Business History; The Sources for Chilean Business History; Chilean Business History in an International Context; The Contribution of This Book; Chilean Business History in Latin American Context; Concluding Comments; Bibliography
Chapter 2 Entrepreneurial Families, Inheritances and Wealth Transfers: The Edwards Family and Their Transition from Entrepreneurs to Rentiers, 1880-1914An Entrepreneurial Business Elite, 1830-1880; Inheritances, Wealth Transfers and Fascination for the Belle Epoque, 1880-1914; The Example of the Edwards; The Attractions of Santiago and the Migration of the Elite; The Edwards Family in Santiago and Europe; Concluding Comments; Bibliography; Chapter 3 Baburizza: A Business Group in Chile in the First Half of the Twentieth Century; Introduction; Business Groups: Theory and Evidence
The Baburizza GroupThe First Period: The Mining-Financial Group; Vertical Integration and Minority Investors; The Second Period: The Agricultural Group; Baburizza's Last Will and Testament and the Instituto Agricola Pascual Baburizza; Ownership Structure, Network and Corporate Governance; Ownership Structure and Market Capitalisation; Networks; The Baburizza Group: Analysis of Networks; Conclusions; Bibliography; Chapter 4 Managed Decline, Headlong Retreat or Entrepreneurial Failure? British Nitrate Producers and the Withdrawal from Chile, 1920-1930; The Background
The Nitrate Market After the First World WarMine Closure; Mergers and Acquisitions; Technological Change; Investment; British Withdrawal and the Creation of COSACH; Conclusions; Bibliography; Chapter 5 Riding on a Roller-Coaster: The Rise and Decline of the Anglo South American Bank; Introduction; The Early Phase; The Second Phase (1900-1918); The Third Phase (1918-1931); The Final Phase: The Failure of the Rescue Attempt, 1931-1936; Conclusions; Bibliography; Chapter 6 Economic Policy and Foreign Capital in the Creation and Rise of Copec; Introduction
Chile: Oil Nationalism Without Oil, 1899-1931Economic Recovery, the Oil Market and Industrialisation Policies in the 1930s; Copec and the Alliance Between the Government and the Industrial Bourgeoisie; The Opposition of Multinational Companies to Copec and the Creation of the Chilean Oil Cartel; Development Policies and the Consolidation of the Oil Cartel in Chile, 1938-1954; Challenges to the Cartel During the Christian Democrat and Popular Unity Governments; Conclusions; Bibliography
ISBN 9783030141523 (electronic bk.)
3030141527 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1090839234