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Routledge International Studies in Business History


About the Series

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

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

1st Edition

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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...

Family Dynasties The Evolution of Global Business in Scandinavia

Family Dynasties: The Evolution of Global Business in Scandinavia

1st Edition

By Hans Sjögren
March 21, 2018

A remarkable fifteen Nordic family businesses are among the 500 biggest companies in the world and the Nordic countries have more dynasties than most others per capita and in GDP terms. The willingness, often reluctant, of both the political system and labour movement to accept asset accumulation ...

Commodity Trading, Globalization and the Colonial World Spinning the Web of the Global Market

Commodity Trading, Globalization and the Colonial World: Spinning the Web of the Global Market

1st Edition

By Christof Dejung
February 09, 2018

Commodity Trading, Globalization and the Colonial World: Spinning the Web of the Global Market provides a new perspective on economic globalization in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Instead of understanding the emergence of global markets as a mere result of supply and demand or as the ...

Industries and Global Competition A History of Business Beyond Borders

Industries and Global Competition: A History of Business Beyond Borders

1st Edition

Edited By Bram Bouwens, Pierre-Yves Donzé, Takafumi Kurosawa
September 22, 2017

Changes in the dynamics of economic activities since the last decades of the 20th century have yielded major changes in the composition of industries and the division of labor and production across different regions of the world. Despite these shifts in the global economy, some industries have ...

World Market Transformation Inside the German Fur Capital Leipzig 1870 and 1939

World Market Transformation: Inside the German Fur Capital Leipzig 1870 and 1939

1st Edition

By Robrecht Declercq
May 26, 2017

To the surprise of many, regionally embedded clusters of small to medium sized businesses have continued to exist in spite of industrialisation and mass production. While scholars have discovered that the advantages of embeddedness in terms of industrialisation were situated in interfirm ...

Family Multinationals Entrepreneurship, Governance, and Pathways to Internationalization

Family Multinationals: Entrepreneurship, Governance, and Pathways to Internationalization

1st Edition

Edited By Christina Lubinski, Jeffrey Fear, Paloma Fernández Pérez
August 03, 2016

In contrast to widespread assessments that family enterprises lack sufficient resources and capabilities to go global, many family companies are competing successfully in an increasingly globalized business environment. Worldwide, a large number of thriving multinationals are still family-owned and...

Dutch Enterprise in the 20th Century Business Strategies in Small Open Country

Dutch Enterprise in the 20th Century: Business Strategies in Small Open Country

1st Edition

By Keetie E. Sluyterman
January 20, 2016

This is the first book to summarise the twentieth century economic history of the Netherlands from a business history perspective. It has a broad historical coverage of Dutch business development including in particular the major multinationals such as Philips, Shell, and Unilever. Although focused...

The Formative Period of American Capitalism A Materialist Interpretation

The Formative Period of American Capitalism: A Materialist Interpretation

1st Edition

By Daniel Gaido
January 20, 2016

Applying certain Marxist categories of analysis to the study of American history, the central thesis of this outstanding book is that the main peculiarity of American historical development was the almost direct transition from a colonial to an imperialist economy. Expertly dealing with such topics...

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