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Routledge International Studies in Business History


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Recent years have seen an explosion of research in business history. Business history is now seen variously as a key to understanding a vital aspect of the past, a source of parallels and insights into modern business practice, and a way of understanding the evolution of modern business practice. This series is not limited to any single approach, and explores a wide range of issues and industries.

Authors wishing to submit proposals for publication consideration in the Routledge International Studies in Business History series can contact series editors Jeffrey Fear (Jeffrey.Fear@glasgow.ac.uk) and Christina Lubinski (cl.mpp@cbs.dk)

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The Foundations of Female Entrepreneurship: Enterprise, Home and Household in London, c. 1800-1870

The Foundations of Female Entrepreneurship: Enterprise, Home and Household in London, c. 1800-1870

1st Edition

Alison Kay
March 16, 2012

The Foundations of Female Entrepreneurship explores the relationship between home, household headship and enterprise in Victorian London. It examines the notions of duty, honor and suitability in how women’s ventures are represented by themselves and others and engages in a comparison of the...

Narrating the Rise of Big Business in the USA: How economists explain standard oil and Wal-Mart

Narrating the Rise of Big Business in the USA: How economists explain standard oil and Wal-Mart

1st Edition

Anne Mayhew
January 27, 2011

"This is a story about stories and specifically about some of the stories that Americans have told themselves about corporate economic power." In this book, Anne Mayhew focuses on the stories surrounding the creation of Standard Oil and Wal-Mart and their founders , John D. Rockefeller and Sam...

The Origins of Globalization

The Origins of Globalization

1st Edition

Karl Moore, David Charles Lewis
April 20, 2009

Origins of Globalization draws widely on ancient sources and modern economic theory to detail the concept of “known world” globalization, arguing that a mixed economy--similar in many respects to our own--existed in a variety of forms throughout the ancient world. ...

International Business and National War Interests: Unilever between Reich and empire, 1939-45

International Business and National War Interests: Unilever between Reich and empire, 1939-45

1st Edition

Ben Wubs
June 11, 2008

This book deals with the activities of the Anglo-Dutch multinational during the war. Given the various threats faced by Unilever during the Nazi period, Ben Wubs argues that it was not self evident that the company would survive the war. Based on research into company sources which were hitherto...

German and Japanese Business in the Boom Years

German and Japanese Business in the Boom Years

1st Edition

Matthias Kipping, Akira Kudo, Harm G. Schröter
November 27, 2003

This edited volume examines the American influence on West German and Japanese industry from the 1950s to the 1970s, providing a valuable contribution to the debate on 'Americanization' from a historical and comparative perspective. Individual contributions provide an in-depth analysis of the...

Foreign Multinationals in the United States

Foreign Multinationals in the United States

1st Edition

Lina Gálvez-Muñoz, Geoffrey G Jones
September 13, 2001

In this volume, leading scholars in international business and business history in the United States, Europe and Japan examine the experiences of a range of firms in the United States. They survey British, Canadian, French, German, Spanish and Japanese firms, and span a range of sectors including...

Co-operative Structures in Global Business: Communicating, Transferring Knowledge and Learning across the Corporate Frontier

Co-operative Structures in Global Business: Communicating, Transferring Knowledge and Learning across the Corporate Frontier

1st Edition

Gordon H. Boyce
October 12, 2000

Using a series of twelve historical case-studies that are based on extensive archival research, this book explains why firms succeed or fail in communicating or transferring knowledge and discovering new expertise. By analysing how workable trade-offs between opposing forces have been achieved in...

Region and Strategy in Britain and Japan: Business in Lancashire and Kansai 1890-1990

Region and Strategy in Britain and Japan: Business in Lancashire and Kansai 1890-1990

1st Edition

Takeshi Abe, Douglas A. Farnie, David J. Jeremy, Tetuso Nakaoka, John F. Wilson
December 02, 1999

Highlighting the importance of regional and national differences in industrial development, this book is a pioneering long term comparison of the two regions of Lancashire and Kansai....

Religion, Business and Wealth in Modern Britain

Religion, Business and Wealth in Modern Britain

1st Edition

David Jeremy
February 26, 1998

The relationship of economics, capitalism and wealth to the ethics and morality of religion has intrigued and challenged policymakers, pressure groups, theologians, sociologists, economists and historians for centuries. Here David Jeremy addresses these questions in the context of modern Britain....

The Dynamics of the Modern Brewing Industry

The Dynamics of the Modern Brewing Industry

1st Edition

Terry Gourvish, Richard G. Wilson
January 01, 1998

For the past two centuries, brewing has been a constantly innovative and evolving industry, subject to changes in technology, taste and industrial structure. This ground-breaking book is one of the first to examine the industry from the perspectives of economic and business history. It combines...

Management, Education and Competitiveness: Europe, Japan and the United States

Management, Education and Competitiveness: Europe, Japan and the United States

1st Edition

Rolv Petter Amdam
July 04, 1996

Globally two processes are striking about modern management education. Firstly, management education is changing rapidly to meet new challenges from business and governments and to improve competitiveness. Secondly, management education has become one of the fastest growing areas in higher...

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