Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: the evolution of two industries; Part I. The Culture of Business Networks 1750-1860: 2. Industrialisation and the cotton industry in Britain and the United States; 3. Family firms, networks and institutions to 1860; 4. The management of labour to 1860; 5. Networks and the evolution of government-industry relations to 1860; Part II. Continuity and Change: 6. Consolidation and change, 1860-1914; 7. Prosperity and decay in war and peace, 1914-39; 8. The turbulent years, 1939-80: the politics of decline; 9. Conclusion; References; Index.
Firms, Networks and Business Values: The British and American Cotton Industries since 1750by Patrick O'Brien, Charles Feinstein, Mary B. Rose
Pub. Date: 03/31/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book explores the long term forces shaping business attitudes in the British and American cotton industries from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Mary Rose traces the social, political and developmental differences of the two nations, and examines local and regional networks, changing competitive environments, and community characteristics. She demonstrates how firms become embedded in networks, and evolve according to business values and strategies. An important contribution to comparative business history, this book will be of interest to graduates and scholars in all areas of business and economic history.
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- Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History Series , #8
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