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Kobrak, Christopher

Overview
Works: 13 works in 66 publications in 3 languages and 1,326 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HG3058.D4, 332.1540943
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christopher Kobrak
From Wall Street to Bay Street : the origins and evolution of American and Canadian finance by Christopher Kobrak( )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 2008 financial crisis rippled across the globe and triggered a worldwide recession. Unlike the American banking system which experienced massive losses, takeovers, and taxpayer funded bailouts, Canada's banking system withstood the crisis relatively well and maintained its liquidity and profitability. The divergence in the two banking systems can be traced to their distinct institutional and political histories. From Wall Street to Bay Street is the first book for a lay audience to tackle the similarities and differences between the financial systems of Canada and the United States. Christopher Kobrak and Joe Martin reveal the different paths each system has taken since the early nineteenth-century, despite the fact that they both originate from the British system. The authors trace the roots of each country's financial systems back to Alexander Hamilton and insightfully argue that while Canada has preserved a Hamiltonian financial tradition, the United States has favoured the populist Jacksonian tradition since the 1830s. The sporadic and inconsistent fashion in which the American system have changed over time is at odds with the evolutionary path taken by the Canadian system. From Wall Street to Bay Street offers a timely and accessible comparison of financial systems that reflects the political and cultural milieus of two of the world's top ten economies"--Provided by publisher
Banking on global markets : Deutsche Bank and the United States, 1870 to the present by Christopher Kobrak( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Banking on Global Markets uses the story of the U.S. business and political dealings of Germany's largest bank to illuminate important developments in the ongoing globalization of major financial institutions. Throughout its nearly 140-year-long history, Deutsche Bank served as one of Germany's principal vehicles for forging economic and other links with the rest of the world."--Jacket
National cultures and international competition : the experience of Schering AG, 1851-1950 by Christopher Kobrak( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is first and foremost a history of Schering AG, one of Germany's best known pharmaceutical companies, from its birth as a pharmacy in the middle of the nineteenth century to the first steps of its rebirth as a multinational in 1950. The book traces the various stages of Schering's development, its relationships to other chemical companies, its government, its bankers and other shareholders. As the title implies, the book also tries to put this history in the context of Schering's changing - and for the most part increasingly hostile - political, social, and economic environment, which formed the context for the company's efforts to organize its personnel, develop its research and production capacity, and to internationalize its business
European business, dictatorship, and political risk, 1920-1945 by Christopher Kobrak( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For much of the twentieth century, the prevalence of dictatorial regimes has left business, especially multinational firms, with a series of complex and for the most part unwelcome choices. This volume, which includes essays by noted American and European scholars such as Mira Wilkins, Gerald D. Feldman, Peter Hayes, and Wilfried Feldenkirchen, not only sets business activity in its political and social context; it also describes some of the strategic and tactical responses of firms investing from or into Europe to a myriad of opportunities and risks posed by host or home country authoritarian governments during the interwar period. Although principally a work of history, it puts into perspective some commercial dilemmas with which practitioners and business theorists must still unfortunately grapple." -- rear cover
History and financial crisis : lessons from the 20th century by Christopher Kobrak( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One striking weaknesses of our financial architecture, which helped bring on and perhaps deepen the Panic of 2008, is an inadequate appreciation of the past. Information about how the system functioned and the reliability of organizations and institutional controls were drawn from a relatively narrow group of recent examples. History and Financial Crisis: Lessons from the20th Century is an attempt to broaden the range of historicalsources used by policy makers to understand and treat financial crises. Many recent discussions of the 2008 panic
Die Deutsche Bank und die USA : Geschäft und Politik von 1870 bis heute by Christopher Kobrak( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im Laufe ihrer fast 140jährigen Geschichte ist die Deutsche Bank stets ein Vorreiter gewesen, um ökonomische und politische Verbindungen zwischen Deutschland und dem Rest der Welt herzustellen. Der amerikanische Markt hatte höchste Priorität im Auslandsgeschäft, war aber gleichzeitig auch die größte Herausforderung für die Bank. Christopher Kobrak erzählt die wechselhafte Geschichte des internationalen Bankgeschäfts, das sich von wenigen Transaktionen, die auf persönlichen Kontakten beruhten, zu einem enormen transnationalen Markt entwickelt hat. Auf der Grundlage umfangreicher Archivrecherchen stellt Christopher Kobrak das Engagement der Deutschen Bank in den USA dar. Er macht deutlich, daß die sich immer wieder wandelnden nationalen und internationalen ökonomischen Rahmenbedingungen entscheidend für die Aktivitäten der Bank waren. Wie vielen anderen ausländischen Investoren erging es auch der Deutschen Bank. Ihre Hoffnung, die verführerischen Chancen zu nutzen, die der amerikanische Markt bot, wurde von zahlreichen politischen und juristischen Barrieren häufig zunichte gemacht. Der Autor zeigt, wie der grenzüberschreitende Fluß von Information und Kapital die Geschichte bestimmt hat und wie sich die moderne Form der Globalisierung von früheren Formen unterscheidet. Ein Buch für alle, die sich für die Geschichte der deutsch-amerikanischen Beziehungen und die Entwicklung der internationalen Finanzmärkte seit dem späten 19. Jahrhundert interessieren
Special issue: The "2008 crisis" in an economic history perspective : looking at the 20th century( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between nationalism and internationalism ; Schering AG and the culture of German capitalism, 1851-1945 by Christopher Kobrak( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate Governance in the Twenty-first Century by Donald J. S Brean( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The '2008 crisis' in an economic history perspective : looking at the tewentieth century( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The '2008 Crisis' in an economic history perspective : looking at the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

History, business, and business studies by Christopher Kobrak( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Financial management for engineers by Christopher Kobrak( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Banking on global markets : Deutsche Bank and the United States, 1870 to the present
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National cultures and international competition : the experience of Schering AG, 1851-1950European business, dictatorship, and political risk, 1920-1945
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