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Origins of Globalization
     

Origins of Globalization

by Karl Moore
 

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ISBN-10: 0415777208

ISBN-13: 9780415777209

Pub. Date: 04/15/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Origins of Globalization draws widely on ancient sources and modern economic theory to detail the concept of "known world" globalization, arguing that a mixed economy--similar in many respects to our own--existed in a variety of forms throughout the ancient world. By analyzing the business practices of the ancient world--phenomena such as resource and

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Origins of Globalization draws widely on ancient sources and modern economic theory to detail the concept of "known world" globalization, arguing that a mixed economy--similar in many respects to our own--existed in a variety of forms throughout the ancient world. By analyzing the business practices of the ancient world--phenomena such as resource and market seeking behavior, international trade from China, India and Rome, to Africa and even northern and western parts of Europe, Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs)
operating internationally and outsourcing production, multicultural workforces, tariff reduced zones, interregional tax issues, and the management of currency risks--the authors provide readers with a unique historical interpretation of the contemporary globalizing economy and a durable theoretical framework for future historical economic analyses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415777209
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Series:
Routledge International Studies in Business History Series
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

1 Modern Theory and Ancient Practice: Is Globalization New? 1

2 The Temple-Palace Conglomerate: Trade and Enterprise 3500-2000 BCE 21

3 The Golden Age of Temple Capitalism: Mesopotamia and India 2250-2000 BCE 46

4 Assyria and Babylon: Previewing the Multinational in The Middle Bronze Age (2000-1500 BCE) 63

5 Maritime Capitalism at High Tide: Trade and Investment under the Phoenicians 1500-500 BCE 84

6 Entrepreneurs of the Aegean: The Greek Free-Market Revolution, 825-480 BCE 114

7 Publicans and Patriarchs: The Triumph of Roman Family Enterprise: 146 BCE-14CE 145

8 The Hellenistic Climax: India, China and Rome 331-100 BCE 174

9 Beyond Globalization: Business and Culture 206

Appendix 225

Notes 231

Index 271

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