Business Pioneers

Business Pioneers

by Carol Kennedy
     
 

This text examines the different styles of management, business ethos and social conscience of three great trading families: the Cadburys - a vast, interwoven clan, epitomizing the Midlands and West Country Quaker tradition associated with the chocolate industry; the Sainsburys - Victorian grocers who climbed the ladder of English class to become peers and late…  See more details below

Overview

This text examines the different styles of management, business ethos and social conscience of three great trading families: the Cadburys - a vast, interwoven clan, epitomizing the Midlands and West Country Quaker tradition associated with the chocolate industry; the Sainsburys - Victorian grocers who climbed the ladder of English class to become peers and late 20th-century Medicis; and the Lewises - the first family business to voluntarily abandon its dynastic inheritance to create the profit-sharing John Lewis. It also looks at the battle for the high street and the future for retail, especially the implications of the Internet.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099390916
Publisher:
Random House of Canada, Limited
Publication date:
05/22/2001
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.14(d)

Meet the Author

Kennedy is the award-winning author of ten books on management, business and social history. Formerly executive editor of Director Magazine, she is now an independent writer and consultant.

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