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The Oxford Handbook of Business History

The Oxford Handbook of Business History

by Geoffrey Jones, Jonathan Zeitlin
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ISBN-13: 9780199573950
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/23/2009
Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages: 736
Sales rank: 1,226,873
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Geoffrey Jones is Isidor Straus Professor of Business History, Harvard Business School. He previously taught at the universities of Cambridge and Reading, and at the London School of Economics and Political Science, in Great Britain. He is the author and editor of many books and articles on the history of international business, including British Multinational Banking 1830-1990 (OUP, 1993), Merchants to Multinationals (OUP, 2000), Multinationals and Global Capitalism (OUP, 2005) and Renewing Unilever (OUP, 2005). He is a former President of both the European Business History Association and the Business History Conference of the Untied States, is co-editor of the journal Business History Review.

Jonathan Zeitlin is Professor of Sociology, Public Affairs, Political Science, and History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States where he is also Director of the Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and the European Union Center of Excellence. He was previously Lecturer in Social and Economic History at Birkbeck College, London, and Research Fellow at King's College, Cambridge, in Great Britain. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on the comparative and historical analysis of business organization, employment relations, and socio-economic governance, most recently Local Players in Global Games: The Strategic Constitution of a Multinational Corporation (OUP, 2005). He is co-editor of the journal Socio-Economic Review, a member of the editorial board of Enterprise & Society, and a former Trustee of the Business History Conference.

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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