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Landes, David S.

Overview
Works: 157 works in 757 publications in 15 languages and 15,495 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Redactor, Interviewee
Classifications: HC240.Z9, 330.16
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Most widely held works by David S Landes
The wealth and poverty of nations : why some are so rich and some so poor by David S Landes( Book )

136 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 3,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David S. Landes tells the long, fascinating story of wealth and power throughout the world: the creation of wealth, the paths of winners and losers, the rise and fall of nations. He studies history as a process, attempting to understand how the world's cultures lead to - or retard - economic and military success and material achievement." "Countries of the West, Landes asserts, prospered early through the interplay of a vital, open society focused on work and knowledge, which led to increased productivity, the creation of new technologies, and the pursuit of change. Europe's key advantage lay in invention and know-how, as applied in war, transportation, generation of power, and skill in metalwork. Even such now banal inventions as eyeglasses and the clock were, in their day, powerful levers that tipped the balance of world economic power. Today's new economic winners are following much the same roads to power, while the laggards have somehow failed to duplicate this crucial formula for success." "The key to relieving much of the world's poverty lies in understanding the lessons history has to teach us - lessons uniquely imparted in this towering work of history."--Jacket
Revolution in time : clocks and the making of the modern world by David S Landes( Book )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clocks and the making of the modern world
The unbound Prometheus: technological change and industrial development in Western Europe from 1750 to the present by David S Landes( Book )

104 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and held by 1,923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study first appeared as a chapter in volume VI of the Cambridge Economic History of Europe. The author has now extended it by adding a full-scale analysis of modern industrial Europe from the First World War to the 1960s. In the introduction, he discusses the characteristics, progress, and political, economic and social implications of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, France and Germany. He raises the general question: why was Europe the first to industrialize? His section on the inter-war years covers the effect of the First World War in accelerating the dissolution of the old international economy, the reasons for monetary instability and the consequences of monetary difficulties for the economic history of Europe. In particular he discusses the causes of the economic crisis of 1929-1932, the reasons for its severity and quasi-universality and for Britain's early and sustained recovery. An important theme is the impediments posed by generalized international egoism to the efficiency and growth of the European economies. In the final chapter on the economic recovery of Western Europe after the Second World War, he examines the forces which have operated since the early 1950s to give Western Europe a period of unprecedented economic growth. He raises the vital question: is this recent boom a temporary phenomenon or the first stage in a new trend of more rapid growth, reflecting an acceleration in technological advance?
Bankers and pashas: international finance and economic imperialism in Egypt by David S Landes( Book )

45 editions published between 1958 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynasties : fortunes and misfortunes of the world's great family businesses by David S Landes( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of the families at the head of major companies from the past two centuries focuses on three areas, including banking, automobiles, and raw materials, in a historical account that examines the Ford, Guggenheim, and Rockefeller dynasties
History as social science by Behavioral and Social Sciences Survey( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Favorites of fortune : technology, growth, and economic development since the Industrial Revolution by Patrice L. R Higonnet( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invention of enterprise : entrepreneurship from ancient Mesopotamia to modern times by David S Landes( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work provides a sweeping history of enterprise in Mesopotamia and Neo-Babylon; carries the reader through the Islamic Middle East; offers insights into the entrepreneurial history of China, Japan, and colonial India; and describes the crucial role of the entrepreneur in innovation activity in the Western world
The rise of capitalism by David S Landes( Book )

30 editions published between 1966 and 1978 in English and Spanish and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western Europe : the trials of partnership by David S Landes( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der entfesselte Prometheus : technologischer Wandel und industrielle Entwicklung in Westeuropa von 1750 bis zur Gegenwart by David S Landes( Book )

43 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'Heure qu'il est : les horloges, la mesure du temps et la formation du monde moderne by David S Landes( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in French and English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: Ouvrage de référence contenant de nombreuses pages sur l'horlogerie neuchâteloise
L'Europe technicienne ou le Prométhée libéré : Révolution technique et libre essor industriel en Europe occidentale de 1750 à nos jours by David S Landes( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2000 in French and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynasties : fortunes and misfortunes of the world's great family businesses by David S Landes( Recording )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning as a work of economics, moving through soap opera and finishing as history, this book tells the stories of 11 great family businesses in Europe, Japan and America with at least three generations of family control. Observing that the vast majority of businesses are family owned and run, historian Landes (The Wealth and Poverty of Nations) argues that dynastic businesses offer a proven route to developing emerging markets, while companies managed by unrelated professionals and funded by public investors offer mostly bad jobs and slim profit shares to local employees. Even among the largest corporations, many retain significant financial and managerial involvement by the founder's relatives, and those that do perform better than the others. Landes's stories emphasize emotional life within these dynasties; he includes business details and general economic history only as context for family adventures and feuds. His emphasis is on how family considerations such as authority, love, trust, envy, marriage, adoption and succession determine the growth and direction of the business. While this may seem irrational compared to entrusting strategic decisions to specialized professionals selected according to talent rather than bloodline, Landes argues that family does a better job
Die Macht der Familie : Wirtschaftsdynastien in der Weltgeschichte by David S Landes( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La riqueza y la pobreza de las naciones : por qué algunas son tan ricas y otras son tan pobres by David S Landes( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las desigualdades de la naturaleza - Respuestas a los condicionamientos geográficos : Europa y China - La excepción europea : una senda diferente - La gran apertura - De los descubrimientos al imperio - Islas agridulces - El imperio en el este - Por amor al lucro - Golconda - Vencedores y perdedores : balance del imperio - Naturaleza de la Revolución industrial - ¿Por qué Europa? ¿Por qué entonces? - Gran Bretaña y los demás - El saber es oro - El estilo sudamericano - El imperio celeste : estancamiento y retroceso - Japón : los últimos serán los primeros - La restauración Meiji - ¿Comete la historia errores? - El imperio y lo que vino después - Pérdidas de hegemonía - Vencedores y ... - Vencidos -
Banquiers et pachas : finance internationale et impérialisme économique en Egypte by David S Landes( Book )

13 editions published between 1958 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A che servono i padroni? : le alternative storiche dell'industrializzazione by David S Landes( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in Italian and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dynasties : fortune and misfortune in the world's great family businesses by David S Landes( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia del tempo : l'orologio e la nascita del mondo moderno by David S Landes( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in Italian and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The wealth and poverty of nations : why some are so rich and some so poor
Alternative Names
David Landes Amerikaans econoom (1924-2013)

David Landes écrivain américain

David Landes scrittore statunitense

David S. Landes US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftshistoriker

Landes, David 1924-

Landes, David 1924-2013

Landes, David S.

Landes , David Saul

Landes, David Saul 1924-

Landes, David Saul 1924-2013

Лэндис, Дэвид

דייוויד לנדס

לנדס, דוד ס

دافيد س. لاندز، 1924-

랑드, 데이비드 1924-

랜즈, 데이비드 1924-

랜즈, 데이비드 S. 1924-

デビッド・ランデス

ランデス, D. S.

ランデス, デビッド・S

戴維·蘭德斯

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Revolution in time : clocks and the making of the modern worldThe unbound Prometheus: technological change and industrial development in Western Europe from 1750 to the presentDynasties : fortunes and misfortunes of the world's great family businessesFavorites of fortune : technology, growth, and economic development since the Industrial RevolutionThe invention of enterprise : entrepreneurship from ancient Mesopotamia to modern timesDynasties : fortunes and misfortunes of the world's great family businessesLa riqueza y la pobreza de las naciones : por qué algunas son tan ricas y otras son tan pobresDynasties : fortune and misfortune in the world's great family businesses