The Oxford Handbook of Business History

The Oxford Handbook of Business History

by Geoffrey Jones, Jonathan Zeitlin
     
 


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… See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199573950
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/23/2009
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
1,103,624
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Approaches and Debates
1. Introduction, Geoffrey Jones and Jonathan Zeitlin
2. Business History and History, Patrick Fridenson
3. Economic Theory and Business History, Naomi Lamoreaux, Daniel Raff, and Peter Temin
4. Business History and Economic Development, William Lazonick
5. Business History and Management Studies, Matthias Kipping and Behlül Üsdiken
6. The Historical Alternatives Approach, Jonathan Zeitlin
7. Globalization, Geoffrey Jones
Part II: Forms of Business Organization
8. Big Business, Youssef Cassis
9. Family Business, Andrea Colli and Mary Rose
10. Industrial Districts and Regional Clusters, Jonathan Zeitlin
11. Business Groups and Interfirm Networks, W. Mark Fruin
12. Cartels, Jeffrey Fear
13. Business Interest Associations, Luca Lanzalaco
Part III: Functions of Enterprise
14. Banking and Finance, Michel Lescure
15. Technology and Innovation, Margaret B.W. Graham
16. Design and Engineering, Wolfgang König
17. Marketing and Distribution, Robert Fitzgerald
18. The Management of Labor and Human Resources, Howard Gospel
19. Accounting, Information, and Communication Systems, Trevor Boyns
20. Corporate Governance, Gary Herrigel
Part IV: Enterprise and Society
21. Entrepreneurship, Geoffrey Jones and R. Daniel Wadhwani
22. Business and the State, Robert Millward
23. Skill Formation and Training, Kathleen Thelen
24. Business Education, Rolv Petter Amdam
25. Business Culture, Kenneth Lipartito

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