Business Enterprise in Modern Britain: From the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

Business Enterprise in Modern Britain: From the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries

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Business Enterprise in Modern Britain: From the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Centuries by Maurice W. Kirby

The essays in this book analyse the development of British business in the two hundred years since the Industrial Revolution. coverage of the evolution of British business is wide ranging, and includes an exploration of the conditions, both internal and external to firms, which influenced strategic decision making. The long historical perspective presented in this book is important in that it facilitates an understanding of the development of skills, work practices, social structure and attitudes, all of which have bearing on twentieth century business performance and organisation. The authors are all eminent business historians, and under the editorship of Mauric Kirby and Mary Rose, have produced a collection of essays to challenge the Chandlerian direction of thinking.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415115599
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 11/03/1994
Series: Comparative and International Business
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of tables Notes on Contributors Preface 1. Introduction Part I 2. The Origins of the Factory System in Great Britain 3. The Family Firm in British Business in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries 4. Financing Firms, 1700-1850 5. Big Business before 1900 Part II 6. The Corporate Economy in Britain 7. British Multinationals and British Business since 1850 8. The Competitive Environment of British Business, 1850-1914 9. Concentration and Competition in the Retail Sector, c 1800-1990 10. The Growth of the Firm in the Domestic Banking Sector 11. The State and British Business from 1945 12. Nationalisation, Privatisation and Regulation 13. Investment in Human Capital and British Manufacturing Industry to 1990

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