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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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The Development of Accounting in an International Context A Festschrift in Honour of R. H. Parker

The Development of Accounting in an International Context: A Festschrift in Honour of R. H. Parker

1st Edition

T.E. Cooke, C.W. Nobes
February 27, 2014

This volume brings together contributions from the world's most renowned scholars in accounting and celebrates the academic achievements of Bob Parker. Reflecting his multi-faceated contribution to the history of accountancy, the volume studies the development of accounting in an international ...

The Multinational Traders

The Multinational Traders

1st Edition

Geoffrey G Jones
October 25, 2013

This book is a detailed account of the evolution and theory of multinational trading companies. The book features contributions from an international selection of US, European and Asian economists and business historians which demonstrate the importance of trading companies in trade and investment ...

Trademarks, Brands, and Competitiveness

Trademarks, Brands, and Competitiveness

1st Edition

Teresa da Silva Lopes, Paul Duguid
June 05, 2013

This book examines trademarks and brands, and their historical role in national competitive and comparative advantage and in overall economic growth. The contributors provide an historical account of the contribution of brands in consumer goods to economic growth; examine the ...

The Americanisation of European Business

The Americanisation of European Business

1st Edition

Matthias Kipping, Ove Bjarnar
May 08, 2013

This book examines the mechanisms and channels through which American managerial know-how and US management models were transferred to Europe after 1945, as well as the actual influence on European industries, companies and regions in the 1950s and 1960s. It explores the role of the European ...

Management, Education and Competitiveness Europe, Japan and the United States

Management, Education and Competitiveness: Europe, Japan and the United States

1st Edition

Rolv Petter Amdam
July 04, 1996

Globally two processes are striking about modern management education. Firstly, management education is changing rapidly to meet new challenges from business and governments and to improve competitiveness. Secondly, management education has become one of the fastest growing areas in higher ...

The Foundations of Female Entrepreneurship Enterprise, Home and Household in London, c. 1800-1870

The Foundations of Female Entrepreneurship: Enterprise, Home and Household in London, c. 1800-1870

1st Edition

Alison Kay
March 16, 2012

The Foundations of Female Entrepreneurship explores the relationship between home, household headship and enterprise in Victorian London. It examines the notions of duty, honor and suitability in how women’s ventures are represented by themselves and others and engages in a comparison of the ...

Women and Their Money 1700-1950 Essays on Women and Finance

Women and Their Money 1700-1950: Essays on Women and Finance

1st Edition

Anne Laurence, Josephine Maltby, Janette Rutterford
August 06, 2012

This book examines women's financial activity from the early days of the stock market in eighteenth century England and the South Sea Bubble to the mid-twentieth century. The essays demonstrate how many women managed their own finances despite legal and social restrictions and show that women were ...

Technological Innovation in Retail Finance International Historical Perspectives

Technological Innovation in Retail Finance: International Historical Perspectives

1st Edition

Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, J. Carles Maixé-Altés, Paul Thomes
July 27, 2012

This edited volume offers a new and original approach to the study of technological change in retail finance. Documenting developments in the US alongside case studies from  Mexico and Europe, Technological Innovation in Retail Finance addresses the variety of financial institutions that ...

Narrating the Rise of Big Business in the USA How economists explain standard oil and Wal-Mart

Narrating the Rise of Big Business in the USA: How economists explain standard oil and Wal-Mart

1st Edition

Anne Mayhew
January 27, 2011

"This is a story about stories and specifically about some of the stories that Americans have told themselves about corporate economic power." In this book, Anne Mayhew focuses on the stories surrounding the creation of Standard Oil and Wal-Mart and their founders , John D. Rockefeller and Sam ...

The Origins of Globalization

The Origins of Globalization

1st Edition

Karl Moore, David Charles Lewis
April 20, 2009

Origins of Globalization draws widely on ancient sources and modern economic theory to detail the concept of “known world” globalization, arguing that a mixed economy--similar in many respects to our own--existed in a variety of forms throughout the ancient world. ...

Religion, Business and Wealth in Modern Britain

Religion, Business and Wealth in Modern Britain

1st Edition

David Jeremy
February 26, 1998

The relationship of economics, capitalism and wealth to the ethics and morality of religion has intrigued and challenged policymakers, pressure groups, theologians, sociologists, economists and historians for centuries. Here David Jeremy addresses these questions in the context of modern Britain. ...

Co-operative Structures in Global Business Communicating, Transferring Knowledge and Learning across the Corporate Frontier

Co-operative Structures in Global Business: Communicating, Transferring Knowledge and Learning across the Corporate Frontier

1st Edition

Gordon H. Boyce
October 12, 2000

Using a series of twelve historical case-studies that are based on extensive archival research, this book explains why firms succeed or fail in communicating or transferring knowledge and discovering new expertise. By analysing how workable trade-offs between opposing forces have been achieved in ...

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