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Publication Date



Greenwood Press


Westport, Connecticut

Total Pages

xv, 270 pages

ISBN of print version



Construction industry, Engineering firms, International business enterprises, Colonial railroads, Capitalism, Technology transfer, International economic relations

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© 1994 Marc Linder

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Projecting capitalism: a history of the internationalization of the construction industry