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Enterprise & Society
Volume 2 Number 4 December 2001


Editor's Introduction

    William J. Hausman

Presidential Address

Reframing the Past: Thoughts about Business Leadership and Decision Making under Uncertainty
    Naomi R. Lamoreaux

Dissertation Summaries

Managing Security: The Business of American Social Policy, 1910-1960
    Jennifer Klein

Making Silicon Valley: Engineering Culture, Innovation, and Industrial Growth, 1930-1970
    Christophe Lécuyer

The World's Newest Profession: Management Consulting in the Twentieth Century
    Christopher D. McKenna

Mobilizing for War, Engineering the Peace: The State, the Shop Floor, and the Engineer in Japan, 1935-1960
    Andrew Robertson


Mavericks and Mavens of Business History: Miriam Beard and Henrietta Larson
    Mary A. Yeager

Abstracts of 2001 Conference Papers


John Block Friedman and Kristen Mossler Figg, eds. Trade, Travel, and Exploration in the Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia
    Reviewed by Pamela O. Long

JoAnne Yates and John Van Maanen, eds. Information Technology and Organizational Transformation: History, Rhetoric, and Practice
    Reviewed by David Morton

Oscar Ugarteche. The False Dilemma—Globalization: Opportunity or Threat
    Reviewed by Gail D. Triner

Linsu Kim and Richard R. Nelson, eds. Technology, Learning, and Innovation: Experiences of Newly Industrialising Economies; John A. Mathews and Dong-Sung Cho. Tiger Technology: The Creation of a Semiconductor Industry in East Asia
    Reviewed by Richard Coopey

David G. McKendrick, Richard F. Doner, and Stephan Haggard. From Silicon Valley to Singapore: Location and Competitive Advantage in the Hard Disk Drive Industry
    Reviewed by Robert G. Ferguson

Richard Lachmann. Capitalists in Spite of Themselves: Elite Conflict and Economic Transitions in Early Modern Europe
    Reviewed by Anne E. C. McCants

Alfred C. Mierzejewski. The Most Valuable Asset of the Reich: A History of the German National Railway, volume 2: 1933-1945
    Reviewed by Geoffrey Channon

Raymond G. Stokes. Constructing Socialism: Technology and Change in East Germany, 1945-1990
    Reviewed by Martina Hessler

Allan M. Williams and Vladimir Baláz. Tourism in Transition: Economic Change in Central Europe
    Reviewed by John Perkins

Mats Larsson. Bonniers—en mediefamilj: Förlag, konglomerat och mediekoncern, 1953-1990
    Reviewed by Anna Christina Ulfsparre

Nancy Koehn. Brand New: How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumers' Trust from Wedgwood to Dell
    Reviewed by Tom Dicke

Edward J. Balleisen. Navigating Failure: Bankruptcy and Commercial Society in Antebellum America
    Reviewed by Sean Adams

Sven Beckert. The Monied Metropolis: New York City and the Consolidation of the American Bourgeoisie, 1850-1896
    Reviewed by Tom Mertes

Howell John Harris. Bloodless Victories: The Rise and Fall of the Open Shop in the Philadelphia Metal Trades, 1890-1940
    Reviewed by Peter Wardley

Nancy E. Owen. Rockwood and the Industry of Art: Women, Culture, and Commerce, 1880-1913
    Reviewed by Regina Lee Blaszczyk

Robert F. Freeland. The Struggle for Control of the Modern Corporation: Organizational Change at General Motors, 1924-1970
    Reviewed by David Kirsch

Richard F. Hirsh. Power Loss: The Origins of Deregulation and Restructuring in the American Electric Utility System
    Reviewed by John L. Neufeld

David Brian Robertson. Capital, Labor, & State: The Battle for American Labor Markets from the Civil War to the New Deal
    Reviewed by Andrew W. Cohen

William Millikan. A Union Against Unions: The Minneapolis Citizens Alliance and Its Fight Against Organized Labor, 1903-1947
    Reviewed by Howard R. Stanger

Sharon Beder. Selling the Work Ethic: From Puritan Pulpit to Corporate PR
    Reviewed by Pamela Laird


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