The field of business history has changed and grown dramatically over the last few years. There is less interest in the traditional `company-centred' approach and more concern about the wider business context. With the growth of multi-national corporations in the 1980s, international and inter-firm comparisons have gained in importance. In addition, there has been a move towards improving links with mainstream economic, financial and social history through techniques and outlook. The International Bibliography of Business History brings all of the strands together and provides the user with a comprehensive guide to the literature in the field.
The Bibliography is a unique volume which covers the depth and breadth of research in business history. This exhaustive volume has been compiled by a team of subject specialists from around the world under the editorship of three prestigious business historians.
Dr Terry Gourvish is the Director of the Business History Unit at the London School of Economics. Francis Goodall is also at the Business History Unit. Professor Steven Tolliday is based at the Department of Economic and Social History at the University of Leeds.
'This is an excellent reference in terms of coverage, diversity of scholarly viewpoints in the selection, relevance and quality of annotation. Another attractive feature of this volume is that it complements existing business references by filling gaps evident in those references. This reference should be of great use to business students and historians.' - American Reference Books Annual
'The editors of this bibliography are to be congratulated on providing a much needed aid to students, teachers and researchers working in the field of business history. Whilst the chronological balance reflects the vitality of the subject since the Second World War the coverage ranges over a much longer period. This volume is a must for every university and college library.' - Business History
'This is a very welcome volume, much awaited as an invaluable research and study tool. Users will benefit from the extensive cross-referencing of works, and, wherever deemed necessary, by dual or multiple entry. The indexing is clear, comprehensive and easy-to-use. [It is] a work of reference that should be found in every serious library [or] if you are beginning a research project in business history, checking your footnotes or designing a lecture course and reading list, then you would want it within arms's reach and sitting on your bookshelves.' - Asia Pacific Business Review
'For business school students and faculty, this is an excellent source to start a business research project.' - Library Journal