The Oxford Handbook of Business History

The Oxford Handbook of Business History

by Geoffrey Jones
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019926368X

ISBN-13: 9780199263684

Pub. Date: 03/20/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art survey of research in business history. Business historians study the historical evolution of business systems, entrepreneurs and firms, as well as their interaction with their political, economic, and social environment. They address issues of central concern to researchers in management studies and business administration

Overview

This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art survey of research in business history. Business historians study the historical evolution of business systems, entrepreneurs and firms, as well as their interaction with their political, economic, and social environment. They address issues of central concern to researchers in management studies and business administration, as well as economics, sociology and political science, and to historians. They employ a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, but all share a belief in the importance of understanding change over time.

The Oxford Handbook of Business History has brought together leading scholars to provide a comprehensive, critical, and interdisciplinary examination of business history, organized into four parts: Approaches and Debates; Forms of Business Organization; Functions of Enterprise; and Enterprise and Society.

The Handbook shows that business history is a wide-ranging and dynamic area of study, generating compelling empirical data, which has sometimes confirmed and sometimes contested widely-held views in management and the social sciences. The Oxford Handbook of Business History is a key reference work for scholars and advanced students of Business History, and a fascinating resource for social scientists in general.

About the Series
Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management bring together the world's leading scholars on the subject to discuss current research and the latest thinking in a range of interrelated topics including Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Public Management, International Business, and many others. Containing completely new essays with extensive referencing to further reading and key ideas, the volumes, in hardback or paperback, serve as both a thorough introduction to a topic and a useful desk reference for scholars and advanced students alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199263684
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/20/2008
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures x

List of Tables xi

Notes on the Contributors xii

1 Introduction Geoffrey Jones Jonathan Zeitlin 1

Part I Approaches and Debates

2 Business History and History Patrick Fridenson 9

3 Economic Theory and Business History Naomi R. Lamoreaux Daniel M. G. Raff Peter Temin 37

4 Business History and Economic Development William Lazonick 67

5 Business History and Management Studies Matthias Kipping Behlül Üsdiken 96

6 The Historical Alternatives Approach Jonathan Zeitlin 120

7 Globalization Geoffrey Jones 141

Part II Forms of Business Organization

8 Big Business Youssef Cassis 171

9 Family Business Andrea Colli Mary Rose 194

10 Industrial Districts and Regional Clusters Jonathan Zeitlin 219

11 Business Groups and Interfirm Networks W. Mark Fruin 244

12 Cartels Jeffrey Fear 268

13 Business Interest Associations Luca Lanzalaco 293

Part III Functions of Enterprise

14 Banking and Finance Michel Lescure 319

15 Technology and Innovation Margaret B. W. Graham 347

16 Design and Engineering Wolfgang König 374

17 Marketing and Distribution Robert Fitzgerald 396

18 The Management of Labor and Human Resources Howard Gospel 420

19 Accounting, Information, and Communication Systems Trevor Boyns 447

20 Corporate Governance Gary Herrigel 470

Part IV Enterprise and Society

21 Entrepreneurship Geoffrey Jones R. Daniel Wadhwani 501

22 Business and the State Robert Millward 529

23 Skill Formation and Training Kathleen Thelen 558

24 Business Education Rolv Petter Amdam 581

25 Business Culture Kenneth Lipartito 603

Index 629

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