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Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Social Science

Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Social Science

David L Seim
January 21, 2016

Making use of untapped resources, Seim looks at the impact of the Rockefellers, viewed through the lens of their philanthropic support of social science from 1890-1940. Focusing specifically on the Rockefeller Foundation and the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial, Seim connects the family's...

The Optical Munitions Industry in Great Britain, 1888–1923

The Optical Munitions Industry in Great Britain, 1888–1923

Stephen C Sambrook
January 21, 2016

Running counter to the general decline of technological industries in post-Victorian Britain, optical munitions provides an important, previously overlooked, study into the business of manufacturing....

Multinationals, Subsidiaries and National Business Systems: The Nickel Industry and Falconbridge Nikkelverk

Multinationals, Subsidiaries and National Business Systems: The Nickel Industry and Falconbridge Nikkelverk

Pal Thonstad Sandvik
January 21, 2016

Scholarly attention has tended to focus on the owners and management of the multinationals, but when the focus is changed to that of subsidiaries, different aspects of business development and international capitalism come to light. Sandvik’s study looks at the Falconbridge nickel refinery in...

Entrepreneurial Families: Business, Marriage and Life in the Early Nineteenth Century

Entrepreneurial Families: Business, Marriage and Life in the Early Nineteenth Century

Andrew Popp
January 21, 2016

Entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognized as an important facet of economic history. Popp examines the Shaw family business to present a study of entrepreneurism that puts the family centre stage....

The Modern American Wine Industry: Market Formation and Growth in North Carolina

The Modern American Wine Industry: Market Formation and Growth in North Carolina

Ian M Taplin
January 21, 2016

This study is both a history of the American wine industry and an examination of its current structure and performance. In analysing market formation, Taplin focuses on a complex network of winery owners, winemakers and grape growers to see how relationships have shaped the evolution of this sector....

Henri Fayol, the Manager

Henri Fayol, the Manager

Jean-Louis Peaucelle
March 01, 2015

Henri Fayol is one of the most important management theorists of the twentieth century. Guthrie and Peaucelle present a study of Fayol's management, comparing the theories set out in his book with his hands-on experience and practice. The first English translation of the third part of Industrial...

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