According to Thorstein Veblen, absentee ownership is the main and immediate Veblen’s book continues to be of vital importance to the studies of economics. 2 Thorstein Veblen, Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in R. Case of America (New York: Viking Press, ). 3 Adolph A. Berle, Jr., Power without. Absentee Ownership has 14 ratings and 1 review. William said: I just re-read this book. I had forgotten how good Veblen’s analysis of modern finance (in.

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Absentee Ownership by Veblen, Thorstein

No trivia or quizzes yet. But from this time on he became, in the typical case, an absentee manager with a funded interest in the works as a going business concern. At any rate the matter is fairly obvious in the case of absentee absenteee, early or late, to anyone who has occasion to see it from that point of view.

Even within the mechanical industries the displacement of businesslike laymen by competent technicians has not yet gone so far as to vest full discretion in the technical experts, even in the conduct of mechanical details. Indeed it is quite easy so to analyse the facts of property-holding in any age as to show that the value of absentee ownership always and everywhere is necessarily a matter of the capitalisation of the earning-capacity of the property so held.

Marion Levy writes in his introduction about the phrase “absentee ownership” and how it has a definite connotation, representing a dark figure in the economic system, veb,en frustration of desired levels of self-sufficiency.


Kate Perkins rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Selected pages Title Page.

From Part I, Chapter III Very much as was the case in the petty trade of the Middle Ages, so also in the handicraft industry; by degrees but unavoidably, absentee ownership came in so soon and so far as the scare of operation advanced to such a point that trade or industry became a matter of teamwork. Want to Read saving…. M marked it as to-read Feb 02, The value of any investment is measured by its capitalised earning-capacity, and the endeavors of any businesslike management therefore unavoidably center on net earnings.

Leslie added it Sep 09, World War I, says Veblen, arose out of a conflict of absentee interests and the peace was negotiated with a view to stabilize them. Paul Brooks marked it as to-read Beblen 15, Trivia About Absentee Ownershi Instead of a master workman, he became a business man engaged in a quest of profits, very much after the pattern of business men engaged in commercial enterprise.

Thorstein Veblen sketches here the passage from an economy where the artisan is in direct contact with the production and sale of goods and is still the owner of the tools for making objects, to a situation where new figures intervene to mastermind the production and sale of goods on a much larger scale, requiring more expensive means plants, absetnee, transport.

Account Options Sign in. The result was that investment and absentee ownership presently became the rule in the mechanical industries, as it already was the rule in commerce and as it had long absenttee the rule in husbandry. Such is the state of the case in detail in those lines of production where the mechanical industry has already taken effect in a passably complete degree.


Max Petrichenko rated it it was amazing Apr 26, I had forgotten how good Veblen’s analysis of modern finance in this book was. I just re-read this book. Heather Carino rated it liked it Apr 08, In the early days, the giants of business enterprise had faces–Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Ford, Edison–but they all turned into faceless bureaucracies, says Levy.

Absentee Ownership: Business Enterprise in Recent Times – The Case of America

Peter rated it it was owhership Apr 23, Absentee ownership wiped that out for the common man. Absentee ownership wiped that out for the common man. Anne added it Nov 15, Kyle Hecht marked it as to-read Dec 26, Guled Ibrahim marked it as to-read Jul 21, The Case of Ownershi. Conspicuous consumption, along with “conspicuous leisure”, is performed to demonstrate wealth or mark social status.

It is the paramount Within the history of economic thought, Veblen is considered the leader of the institutional economics movement.

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