Firms, Networks and Business Values: The British and American Cotton Industries since 1750

Firms, Networks and Business Values: The British and American Cotton Industries since 1750

by Mary B. Rose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521782554

ISBN-13: 9780521782555

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book explores the long term forces shaping business attitudes in the British and American cotton industries from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Mary Rose traces the social, political and developmental differences of the two nations, and examines local and regional networks, changing competitive environments, and community characteristics. She…  See more details below

Overview

This book explores the long term forces shaping business attitudes in the British and American cotton industries from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Mary Rose traces the social, political and developmental differences of the two nations, and examines local and regional networks, changing competitive environments, and community characteristics. She demonstrates how firms become embedded in networks, and evolve according to business values and strategies. An important contribution to comparative business history, this book will be of interest to graduates and scholars in all areas of business and economic history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521782555
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History Series, #8
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: the evolution of two industries; Part I. The Culture of Business Networks 1750–1860: 2. Industrialisation and the cotton industry in Britain and the United States; 3. Family firms, networks and institutions to 1860; 4. The management of labour to 1860; 5. Networks and the evolution of government-industry relations to 1860; Part II. Continuity and Change: 6. Consolidation and change, 1860–1914; 7. Prosperity and decay in war and peace, 1914–39; 8. The turbulent years, 1939–80: the politics of decline; 9. Conclusion; References; Index.

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