British Mercantile Houses in Buenos Aires, 1810-1880

British Mercantile Houses in Buenos Aires, 1810-1880

by Vera Blinn Reber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674082451

ISBN-13: 9780674082458

Pub. Date: 06/28/1979

Publisher: Harvard University Press


British mercantile houses--privately financed commercial enterprises dealing in the import and export of goods--integrated Argentine production into the world economy between 1810 and 1880. For the time they flourished, they dominated every phase of the marketing of both British products and Argentine produce and promoted both their own profits and Argentine

Overview


British mercantile houses--privately financed commercial enterprises dealing in the import and export of goods--integrated Argentine production into the world economy between 1810 and 1880. For the time they flourished, they dominated every phase of the marketing of both British products and Argentine produce and promoted both their own profits and Argentine economic development.

Frequent changes of government, foreign and civil wars, and blockades of the port of Buenos Aires provided merchants with constant risks as well as opportunities. The limited capital and simple organization of mercantile houses suited these risks and opportunities. The author evaluates in detail business operations and decision making and analyzes the relationship between business practices and the Argentine economic and political environment. We see a business institution from the inside: the evolution of practices and procedures, the impact upon the larger economy and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674082458
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1979
Series:
Harvard Studies in Business History Series, #29
Pages:
217
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.76(d)

Table of Contents

1. A Perspective

2. Risk and Opportunity in Argentine Trade

3. Politics and Society in Buenos Aires

4. The Organization and Operation of the British Mercantile House

5. Operating in Argentina

6. Merchants, British Investment, and the Economic Development of Argentina

7. British Merchants as Entrepreneurs

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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