International Bibliography of Business History

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The field of business history has changed and grown dramatically over the last few years. There is less interest in the traditional 'company-centred' approach and more concern about the wider business context. With the growth of multi-national corporations in the 1980s, international and inter-firm comparisons have gained in importance. In addition, there has been a move towards improving links with mainstream economic, financial and social history through techniques and outlook. The International Bibliography of Business History brings all of the strands together and provides the user with a comprehensive guide to the literature in the field.
The Bibliography is a unique volume which covers the depth and breadth of research in business history. This exhaustive volume has been compiled by a team of subject specialists from around the world under the editorship of three prestigious business historians.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Editors Goodall et al. (London School of Economics) have assembled an international collection of annotated titles in business history, ranging from single company histories to histories of numerous types of businesses, including sources from foreign publishers. The chapters are arranged in eight broad categories such as heavy industry, banking and finance, retail, etc., and each chapter is further divided into still more categories, including major world regions such as Japan, Europe, and U.S.A. Many titles are entered in additional categories and referenced to a main entry that contains the thumbnail annotations (one to two short sentences). Referenced listings are mostly newer sources, although older classics are included. There are also biographical sources to key leaders of an identified company or in the area of business in which they succeeded. This superb reference contains more company listings than the International Directory of Company Histories (LJ 3/1/92) and World Class Business (LJ 8/92), although the IDCH and WCB material on the selected company is much more lengthy. This source also easily updates without replacing other related references, such as the Guide to Business History (1964) and the International Business Bibliography (Hein, 1989). This is an extremely specialized reference, highly recommended for all university libraries supporting business schools; it is an excellent supplement to the Business Periodicals Index and the International Bibliography of Economics. Be forewarned that the heavy dose of sources not in our domestic publishing stream may frustrate users wishing to get their hands on these international works. For business school students and faculty, this is an excellent source to start a business history research project.-Dale Farris, Groves, Tex.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415086417
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Pages: 684
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Terry Gourvish is the Director of the Business History Unit at the London School of Economics. Francis Goodall is also at the Business History Unit. Professor Steven Tolliday is based at the Department of Economic and Social History at the University of Leeds.

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Table of Contents

Exploitative Industries: Maurice Kirby, Lancaster University ; Traditional and Heavy Industries: Alan Mckinley, University of Glasgow and J. Smyth, University of Stirling; Light Manufacturing Industries: Steven Tolliday, University

of Leeds; Trade and Distribution: Keith Burgess; Financial Services: Youssef Cassis; Corporate Structures: Leslie Hannah, London School of Economics; Management and Entrepreneurship: David Jeremy; Japan: Takeshi Yuzawa, Gakushuin

University; Other Services: John Armstrong, Thames Valley University

Business & Finance Librarianship)

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