Business, Globalization, and Development


I. Ideas of Our Times: Business, State, and Society


Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation: the political and economic origins of our time. 2nd Beacon Paperback ed foreword by Joseph E. Stiglitz ; introduction by Fred Block. Boston, MA : Beacon Press, 2001. 328 pp. paper $22. page


Mark Blyth, Great transformations: economic ideas and institutional change in the twentieth century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Publisher’s blurb.  296pp. paper $19. Amazon link 
John Martinussen, Society, state, and market : a guide to competing theories of development. London, Zed Books 1997. paperback info
II. Imperial Business: Scale, Wealth, and State Power
Karl Moore and David Lewis, Foundations of corporate empire: is history repeating itself? London/New York: Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2000. $30 paper 288 pages. Ancient times to present super longue-duree; including first (1500-`700), second (1800-1950), and third (20th century) “global economies.” ending with chapter called “should the world be American?” paperback info


Capitalism in Asia: Readings from the Journal of Asian Studies.  Edited by David Ludden. Ann Arbor: Association of Asian Studies, 2004.

Charles R.Geisst, Monopolies in America: empire builders and their enemies from Jay Gould to Bill Gates. New York : Oxford University Press, 2000. UPenn online version.
American Empire and Globalization
Robert L. Tignor, Capitalism and nationalism at the end of empire: state and business in decolonizing Egypt, Nigeria, and Kenya, 1945-1963. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1998.
Nicholas J. White, Business, government, and the end of empire: Malaya, 1942-1957. Kuala Lumpur/New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. DS596.6 .W47 1996 
Robert Vitalis, When capitalists collide: business conflict and the end of empire in Egypt. Berkeley : University of California Press, c1995. HG5836.A3 V58 1995. paperback info 
Managing the business of empire: essays in honour of David Fieldhouse. Edited by Peter Burroughs and A.J. Stockwell. London ; Portland, OR : Frank Cass, 1998. 
III. The British Empire: A Business Environment
Theodore K. Rabb, Enterprise and empire: merchant and gentry investment in the expansion of England 1575-1630. London : Routledge/Thoemmes Press, 1999. HF485 .R3 1999
Vincent Caillard, Imperial fiscal reform. with a new introduction by Ewen Green. London : Routledge/Thoemmes, 1998.
Basudev Chatterji, Trade, tariffs, and empire: Lancashire and British policy in India, 1919-1939. Delhi/New York : Oxford University Press, 1992. HD1534.5.I5 C48 1992
J. Forbes Munro, Maritime enterprise and empire : Sir William Mackinnon and his business network, 1823-93. Woodbrige; Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 2003.
Michael Tamarkin, Cecil Rhodes and the Cape Afrikaners: the imperial colossus and the colonial parish pump. London:: Frank Cass, 1996.
Claude Markovits, Indian business and nationalist politics, 1931-1939 : the indigenous capitalist class and the rise of the Congress Party. Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Claude Markovitz, The Global World of Indian Merchants: Traders of Sind from Bukara to Panama. Cambridge University Press, 2000. UPenn online edition.

Tirthankar Roy, Traditional Industry in the Economy of Colonial India.  Cambridge University Press, 1999. UPenn online edition.


Mary A. Prodica, ”All in the family: marriage, gender, and the family business of imperialism in British India,“ IN   Colonialism and the modern world : selected studies, edited by Gregory Blue, Martin Bunton, and Ralph Croizier, Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2002, pp. ___” (source book)


Maria Misra, Business, race, and politics in British India, c. 1850-1960. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.  UPenn online edition.

David Rudner, Caste and Capitalism in Colonial India : The Nattukottai Chettiars. David West Rudner. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994.

IV. The Addiction Business: Opiates


“Dealing with the demon” [videorecording]. Patrick Nolan New York, NY : First Run/Icarus Films, 1996. 3 videocassettes, runs about 3 hours VHS HV5801 .D45 1996

Alfred W. McCoy, The politics of heroin: CIA complicity in the global drug trade, Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, c2003. paper $23. 672pp.
David T. Courtwright, Dark paradise: a history of opiate addiction in America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001.

V. The Petroleum Business: Focus on Iraq


Marian Kent, Oil and empire British policy and Mesopotamian oil, 1900-1920. New York : Barnes & Noble, 1976.
Larry Everest, Oil, power and empire: Iraq and the U.S. global agenda. Monroe, Me. : Common Courage Press, 2004.
Rashid Khalidi, Resurrecting empire: western footprints and America's perilous path in the Middle East. Boston : Beacon Press, 2004.
Mary Ann Heiss, Empire and nationhood: the United States, Great Britain, and Iranian oil, 1950-1954. New York : Columbia University Press, 1997. 

Ed Shaffer, The United States and the control of world oil. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983. 
O'Connor, Harvey, The empire of oil. New York, Monthly Review Press, 1955.


John P. Herrick, Empire oil: the story of oil in New York State. New York : Dodd, Mead, c1949.


VI. Banana Business: The United Fruit Company


Banana wars: power, production, and history in the Americas / edited by Steve Striffler and Mark Moberg. Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2003.

Paper. 360pp.$22.95

Lara Putnam, The company they kept: migrants and the politics of gender in Caribbean Costa Rica, 1870-1960. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2002.
Steve Striffler, In the shadows of state and capital: the United Fruit Company, popular struggle, and agrarian restructuring in Ecuador, 1900-1995. Duke, 2002
Cindy Forster, The time of freedom: campesino workers in Guatemala's October Revolution. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2001. 
Stephen Schlesinger and Stephen Kinzer, Bitter fruit: the story of the American coup in Guatemala. Cambridge: Harvard University, 1999.
Aviva Chomsky, West Indian workers and the United Fruit Company in Costa Rica, 1870-1940. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, 1996.
Paul J. Dosal, Doing business with the dictators: a political history of United Fruit in Guatemala, 1899-1944. Wilmington: SR Books, 1993. 

Philippe I. Bourgois, Ethnicity at work: divided labor on a Central American banana plantation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.
Robert MacCameron, Bananas, labor, and politics in Honduras, 1954-1963. Syracuse: Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, 1983.
Thomas P. McCann, An American company: the tragedy of United Fruit. edited by Henry Scammell. New York : Crown Publishers, 1976.
Richard Allen LaBarge, Impact of the United Fruit Company on the economic development of Guatemala: 1946-1954. New Orleans: Middle American Research Institute, Tulane University, 1960.

Frederick Upham Adams, Conquest of the tropics; the story of the creative enterprises conducted by the United fruit company, Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & company, 1914.


VII. China Business: Nationality and Globalization:


Aihwa Ong and Donald M. Nonini, Editors. Ungrounded Empires: The Cultural Politics of Modern Chinese Transnationalism. Routledge, 1997, 352pp, $24.95


Elisabeth Kčoll, From cotton mill to business empire: the emergence of regional enterprises in modern China. Cambridge: Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard University Press, 2003.


Robert Hefner, Editor, Market Culture: Society and Morality in the New Asian Capitalisms. Westview 1997. 352pp. $39.


Franco Amatori and Geoffrey Jones, Business History Around the World. Cambridge University Press, 2003. Lipp HC59.15.B88.2003. paper NA. 425 pp.


James L. Watson, Editor Golden Arches East: McDonald’s in East Asia. Stanford U Press. 1998. 320pp. $21.95.


Chinese Business History Working Papers


VIII. Global Business: Imperial Marketeers in a World of Nations


Richard White, “Corruption in America's Gilded Age,” Harvard Business School online paper.


George C. Lodge, “Using Big Business to Fight Poverty,” Harvard Business School online paper.


Jennifer Scanlon, JWT’s Early Contribution to Globalization,” Harvard Business School online paper.


Manda Salls, “Why We Don’t Study Corporate Responsibility,” Harvard Business School online paper.


David C. Korten, When Corporations Rule the World. Kumarian Press, 2001. 385pp. $25.95


Berch Berberoglu, Globalization of capital and the nation-state: imperialism, class struggle, and the state in the age of global capitalism. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, c2003.
J. Paul Mark, The empire builders: inside the Harvard Business School. New York : W. Morrow, c1987. HF1134.H4 M37 1987 
Janet Lowe, The secret empire: how 25 multinationals rule the world. Homewood: Business One Irwin, c1992. HD2755.5 .L676 1992


IX. Doing Business Globally: Options and Trends.


Locating global advantage : industry dynamics in the international economy. Edited by Martin Kenney with Richard Florida, Stanford:: Stanford University Press, 2004. [Industry cases] Lippincott HF1418.5 .L33 2004
Global Inc.: an atlas of the multinational corporation. By Medard Gabel and Henry Bruner. New York : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, c2003. Van Pelt Ref  G1046.Q1 G3 2003


George C. Lodge, Managing Globalization in the Age of Interdependence.  Paperback Warren Bennis Executive Briefing Service, licensed for sale only in Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, and Philippines … hardback only available in US – put on reserve or pirate Xerox.


Tom Osenton, The Death of Demand: Finding Growth in a Saturated Global Economy. Financial Times/Prentice Hall, 2004.


X. Debating Business Globally: Ideals, Interests, and Information


Barbara Wolcott, David, Goliath and the Beach-Cleaning Machine: How a Small California Town Fought an Oil Giant-And Won! Capital Books, 272 pp 2003.


Pierre Bourdieu, Firing Back: Against the Tyranny of the Market. NY: New Press. 2003. 103pp $10.


Pierre Bourdieu, Acts of Resistance: Against the Tyranny of the Market. NY:New Press. 1999 $11.


Alex Callinicos, An anti-capitalist manifesto. Cambridge, UK : Polity Press ; Malden, MA : Distributed in the USA by Blackwell Publishers, 2003.
Brink Lindsey, Against the dead hand: the uncertain struggle for global capitalism. New York: Wiley, c2002. 
HF1359 .L555 2002
John Bellamy Foster, Ecology against capitalism. New York: Monthly Review Press, 2002.
Alex Callinicos, Against the third way: an anti-capitalist critique. Cambridge, U.K. : Polity Press ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 2001. HF1359 .C345 2001


Up-to-date Information @ Global Policy Forum


XI. Rights and Freedoms: NGOs Seek Accountability  


Calls for Accountability:






Small Business: Bonded Labor in India


Sex Business: Traficking in South Asia


UN Global Compact


Human Rights Watch Corporate Responsibility Links


Resources for Transnational Corporate Monitoring and Accountaibility


News from Asia Times


Rights involving Land, Labor, Corruption, etc.






An Overview of Struggles for Human Rights


Popular “Anti-Capitalism”

Legal Instruments – The US Alien Torts Claims Act – UNOCAL case 1  2  …. etc. See Global Policy Forum and search UNOCAL



XII. Business and Governance: Learning from Globalization


Corporate aftershock: the public policy lessons from the collapse of Enron and other major corporations. Edited by Christopher L. Culp and William A. Niskanen. Hoboken: J. Wiley, c2003.
Global governance, conflict and resistance. edited by Feargal Cochrane, Rosaleen Duffy and Jan Selby. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. JZ1318 .G5568 2003
“My Hanoi,” personal reflections by Thuy Linh. Produced and directed by Thu Nguyen. Bullfrog Films, c2001. Videorecording 1 videocassette (30 min.) [A segment originally broadcast as part of a television series documenting the effects of globalization on individuals and communities around the world.]
George Soros, The bubble of American supremacy: correcting the misuse of American power. New York: Public Affairs, 2004.
David A. Westbrook, City of gold: an apology for global capitalism in a time of discontent. New York : Routledge, 2004.
Robert Boyer, States against markets: the limits of globalization. Edited by Robert Boyer and Daniel Drache. New York : Routledge, 1996. 
Patrick Bond, Against global apartheid: South Africa meets the World Bank, IMF and international finance. Lansdowne: University of Cape Town Press; London/New York: Zed Books. Distributed in the USA by Palgrave, 2003.
Juanita Elias, Fashioning inequality: the multinational company and gendered employment in a globalizing world. Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2004. (Malaysia--Case studies). HD6060.65.M4 E44 2004
John Plender, Going off the rails: global capital and the crisis of legitimacy. Chichester, West Sussex, England ; Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, c2003. Lippincott HG4523 .P58 2003
Kevin Danaher and Jason Mark, Insurrection: citizen challenges to corporate power. New York : Routledge, 2003.
[Chapters include “Corporate power vs. people power: a history of U.S. corporate accountability struggles” -- "Would you want your sister to work there?": the conflict over sweatshops -- Flipper vs. the WTO: the fight for dolphin-safe tuna …] HN17.5 .D26 2003
Making globalization good: the moral challenges of global capitalism. Edited by John H. Dunning. Oxford/New York : Oxford University Press, 2003. HB501 .M512 2003