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Historical and International Comparison of Business Interest Associations

19th-20th Centuries

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Edited By Danièle Fraboulet-Rousselier, Andrea Maria Locatelli and Paolo Tedeschi

This book brings together selected essays on European Business Interest Associations (BIAs) as important components of European social and economic development over the last 150 years. The studies were originally presented at the 2012 World Economic History Congress, organized in association with an international research programme on BIAs in Europe. They adopt a historical research methodology with the aim of updating previous scholarship from within the social sciences; they also look at a number of different European countries, allowing for a comparative approach. They explore the roots and identity of BIAs, analyse their activities and examine their financing sources and strategies. Some essays discuss the decline of the old system of craft guilds and the emergence of new forms of economic organization and representation: new BIAs had to contend with the development of the trade unions and the growth of state economic interventionism and so they progressively increased their activities in order to serve European companies. Other essays present specific national examples of the evolution of BIAs throughout the twentieth century and also look at the development of Eurofederations.

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Preface .................................................................................................... 9 Aldo Carera INTRODUCTION. Historical and International Comparison of Business Interest Associations (19th-20th Centuries)..................... 11 Danièle Fraboulet Old Believers Communities of the Nineteenth Century as the First Business Interest Associations in Russia (1860-1914) ........................................................................................... 19 Valeriy Kerov The Genesis of the Swiss Business Interest Associations (1860-1914) ..................................................................... 31 Cédric Humair The Russian Business Interest Associations. Economic and Socio-Cultural Aspects of Maturation (1861-1917)................... 43 Irina Potkina An Overview about Business Interest Associations in France (1880s-1920s)....................................................................... 59 Pierre Vernus Notes on the Genesis and Development of Business Interest Associations in Milan (19th-20th Centuries) ......................... 75 Andrea M. Locatelli & Paolo Tedeschi Origins and Shifting Functions of Business Interest Associations. The Dutch Case in the Twentieth Century ............... 109 Bram Bouwens & Joost Dankers The Employers’ Organisations in the French Metalworking Industry and their Strategies (1901-1940) ....................................... 127 Danièle Fraboulet The Growth and Role of Employers’Associations in the UK (1916-1945). Comparisons and Contrasts ...................... 139 8Philip Ollerenshaw Business Interests in the Welfare State. The Strategies of Sweden’s Business Associations during the Twentieth Century .......................................................... 159 Niklas Stenlås Business Eurofederations and European Integration from the Second World War to the 1970s ....................................... 175 Neil Rollings CONCLUSION. New Outlooks on the History of European Business Interest Associations .................................... 193 Andrea M. Locatelli & Paolo Tedeschi Notes on Contributors ....................................................................... 205 Index ................................................................................................... 209

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