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The Development of Modern Business

  • Authors
  • Gordon Boyce
  • Simon Ville

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Gordon Boyce, Simon Ville
    Pages 1-28
  3. Gordon Boyce, Simon Ville
    Pages 29-55
  4. Gordon Boyce, Simon Ville
    Pages 56-83
  5. Gordon Boyce, Simon Ville
    Pages 84-115
  6. Gordon Boyce, Simon Ville
    Pages 116-144
  7. Gordon Boyce, Simon Ville
    Pages 145-174
  8. Gordon Boyce, Simon Ville
    Pages 175-226
  9. Gordon Boyce, Simon Ville
    Pages 227-259
  10. Gordon Boyce, Simon Ville
    Pages 260-288
  11. Gordon Boyce, Simon Ville
    Pages 289-313
  12. Gordon Boyce, Simon Ville
    Pages 314-341
  13. Gordon Boyce, Simon Ville
    Pages 342-348
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 349-376

About this book

Introduction

This innovative business history text book blends economic theory with empirical evidence to chart business development over the last two centuries in the UK, the United States, Japan and Australia. Each chapter considers an issue of current significance, introduces theories to illuminate the topic and discusses historical evidence and debates. Features include: boxed case studies and original documents; illustrations and statistical tables; discussion questions and suggestions for further reading. Themes include:
* History and Theory of the Growth of the Firm
* Entrepreneurship and Management
* Information and Uncertainty
* Corporate Finance
* Labour Management
* Production
* Marketing
* Structure
* Inter-organisational Relations and Co-operative Structures
* International Business
* Government and Business
The Development of Modern Business addresses enduring concerns for entrepreneurs, managers and students and demonstrates the value of an historical perspective from which to judge present day issues.

Keywords

business corporate finance development economic theory entrepreneur entrepreneurship growth international business Japan labour management marketing organization production USA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-12008-3
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-59878-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-12008-3
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking