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Routledge International Studies in Business History


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Recent years have seen an explosion of research in business history. Business history is now seen variously as a key to understanding a vital aspect of the past, a source of parallels and insights into modern business practice, and a way of understanding the evolution of modern business practice. This series is not limited to any single approach, and explores a wide range of issues and industries.

Authors wishing to submit proposals for publication consideration in the Routledge International Studies in Business History series can contact series editors Jeffrey Fear ([email protected]) and Heidi Tworek ([email protected]).

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Tin and Global Capitalism, 1850-2000 A History of

Tin and Global Capitalism, 1850-2000: A History of "the Devil's Metal"

1st Edition

Mats Ingulstad, Andrew Perchard, Espen Storli
August 07, 2018

For most of the twentieth century tin was fundamental for both warfare and welfare. The importance of tin is most powerfully represented by the tin can - an invention which created a revolution in food preservation and helped feed both the armies of the great powers and the masses of the new urban ...

Varieties of Capitalism and Business History The Dutch Case

Varieties of Capitalism and Business History: The Dutch Case

1st Edition

Keetie E. Sluyterman
August 07, 2018

The financial crisis of 2008 brought new urgency to the question how best to organise national economies. This volume gives a business history perspective on the Varieties of Capitalism debate and considers the respective merits of the liberal and coordinated market economies. It looks at ...

Organizing Global Technology Flows Institutions, Actors, and Processes

Organizing Global Technology Flows: Institutions, Actors, and Processes

1st Edition

Pierre-Yves Donzé, Shigehiro Nishimura
August 06, 2018

Research on the international transfer of technology in economics and management literature has primarily focused on the role of countries and that of companies, in particular multinational enterprises (MNEs). Similarly, economic and business historians have tended to view international technology ...

Small Business, Education, and Management The Life and Times of John Bolton

Small Business, Education, and Management: The Life and Times of John Bolton

1st Edition

Andrew Thomson
August 06, 2018

This book examines the life and times of John Bolton, a Cambridge graduate who graduated as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School, and returned to Britain to quickly chair Solartron, one of the outstanding of the early British electronics companies in the 1950s. John Bolton also enjoyed a ...

The Dynamics of Big Business Structure, Strategy, and Impact in Italy and Spain

The Dynamics of Big Business: Structure, Strategy, and Impact in Italy and Spain

1st Edition

Veronica Binda
August 06, 2018

Throughout the Twentieth Century, big business has been a basic institution. Large corporations have provided a fundamental contribution to the wealth of nations and, at the same time, have had a remarkable impact on the political and social systems within which they have operated. It is difficult ...

The Impact of the First World War on International Business

The Impact of the First World War on International Business

1st Edition

Andrew Smith, Kevin D Tennent, Simon Mollan
August 06, 2018

People throughout the world are now commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War. For historians of international business and finance, it is an opportunity to reflect on the impact of the war on global business activity. The world economy was highly integrated in the early ...

The International Aluminium Cartel The Business and Politics of a Cooperative Industrial Institution (1886-1978)

The International Aluminium Cartel: The Business and Politics of a Cooperative Industrial Institution (1886-1978)

1st Edition

Marco Bertilorenzi
June 14, 2018

Aluminium was one of most cartelised industries in the international economic panorama of the 20th century. Born following the discovery of electrolytic smelting process in 1886, this industry, even in its infancy, established a cartel which characterised its history until nearly 1980. Managers of ...

Making Managers in Canada, 1945-1995 Companies, Community Colleges, and Universities

Making Managers in Canada, 1945-1995: Companies, Community Colleges, and Universities

1st Edition

Jason Russell
June 18, 2018

Management education and training was a key influence on Canadian capital and labour in the post-World War II decades, however it has been the subject of comparatively little academic inquiry. In many ways, historians have frequently learned about management behavior in unionized workplaces by ...

Cotton Enterprises: Networks and Strategies Lombardy in the Industrial Revolution, 1815-1860

Cotton Enterprises: Networks and Strategies: Lombardy in the Industrial Revolution, 1815-1860

1st Edition

Silvia A. Conca Messina
June 08, 2018

Based on innovative and unique primary sources (e.g. notarial deeds) Cotton Enterprises: Networks and Strategies looks to tell the story of the Lombardy cotton industry in the early 19th century, particularly the stories of entrepreneurs such as Francesco Turati who were able to ‘corner’ this ...

Equity Capital From Ancient Partnerships to Modern Exchange Traded Funds

Equity Capital: From Ancient Partnerships to Modern Exchange Traded Funds

1st Edition

Geoffrey Poitras
June 08, 2018

Capitalism is historically pervasive. Despite attempts through the centuries to suppress or control the private ownership of commercial assets, production and trade for profit has survived and, ultimately, flourished. Against this backdrop, accounting provides a fundamental insight: the ‘value’ of ...

Foundations of Managing Sporting Events Organising the 1966 FIFA World Cup

Foundations of Managing Sporting Events: Organising the 1966 FIFA World Cup

1st Edition

Kevin D Tennent, Alex G. Gillett
June 01, 2018

2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the 1966 FIFA World Cup, hosted in England. Unlike previous literature, which has tended to focus activities on the field, this book brings an institutional level approach to organizing the 1966 FIFA World Cup and examines the management process in the buildup and...

Multinational Business and Transnational Regions A Transnational Business History of Energy Transition in the Rhine Region, 1945-1973

Multinational Business and Transnational Regions: A Transnational Business History of Energy Transition in the Rhine Region, 1945-1973

1st Edition

Marten Boon
March 26, 2018

Multinational Enterprise and Transnational Regions offers an innovative approach to the study of the history of transnational economic regions. The Rhine valley is such a region comprising the cities and areas along the Rhine river and its tributaries. The transition from coal to oil that unfolded...

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