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Capitalist Collective Action: Competition, Cooperation and Conflict in the Coal Industry

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This 1989 volume presents a theory of capitalist collective action and a case study of the pre-World War II American coal industry to which the theory is applied. The author examines the irony of capitalist firms that do not want to compete with each other, but often cannot avoid doing so. He then explains under what conditions businesses would be able to organize their competition and identifies the economic and political factors that facilitate or inhibit this organization. The case study not only illustrates the theory, ...

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Capitalist Collective Action: Competition, Cooperation and Conflict in the Coal Industry
2006, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521028820

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Capitalist Collective Action: Competition, Cooperation and Conflict in the Coal Industry
1989, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521362658

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