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The First Business Schools and the Corporate Elite in Spain (1958-2000)

Luis Chirosa (), Juan Rubio-Mondéjar () and Josean Garrues-Irurzun ()
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Luis Chirosa: Universidad de Granada, Spain

No 1907, Documentos de Trabajo (DT-AEHE) from Asociación Española de Historia Económica

Abstract: Literature has highlighted the key role of business schools in spreading US management in Europe after the Second World War, but has not found how to quantify its impact on the economy. With such purpose, this article examines the relations between the two main Spanish private business schools, IESE and ESADE, and the national corporate elite. By combining an institutional approach and social networks analysis, it shows the incidence of business schools on the board of directors of the largest Spanish corporations during the second half of the 20th century, and explains their role as centers for elite reproduction.

Keywords: Business Schools; Business Elite; Managerial Capitalism; Corporate Network; Interlocking Directorates (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: N14 O12 L1 M5 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-his, nep-hme and nep-pay
Date: 2019-03
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