For the past two centuries, brewing has been a constantly innovative and evolving industry, subject to changes in technology, taste and industrial structure. This ground-breaking book is one of the first to examine the industry from the perspectives of economic and business history. It combines chapters on the major European nations with chapters on the United States and Australia.
'Each essay provides a wealth of detail. [..] These essays draw on existing research, in several cases making extensive use of material that is not available in English, as well as on contemporary sources. The accessible style of the essays will ensure that they are readily appreciated by undergraduates.' - The Economic History Review
'This is a book of very good parts, which combine to make an even stronger whole. It has to be admitted that students are unlikely to be buying this in great numbers, but their tutors will be adding it to the reading lists.' - Business History Reviews, 1999
'Each essay provides a wealth of detail. These essays draw on existing research, in several cases making extensive use of material that is not available in English, as well as on contemporary sources. The accessible style of the essays will ensure that they are readilt appreciated by undergraduates.' - Economic History Review
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 (Jeffrey.Fear@glasgow.ac.uk) and Christina Lubinski (email@example.com)