• Economics, Entrepreneurship and Utopia: The Economics of Jeremy Bentham and Robert Owen book cover

    Economics, Entrepreneurship and Utopia

    The Economics of Jeremy Bentham and Robert Owen

    By Estrella Trincado, Manuel Santos-Redondo

    In the early 1800s, Robert Owen was a mill owner, political figure, and an advocate for social reform, and his publications attained considerable circulation. He believed that people need good working conditions in order to be encouraged to work and motivated to learn. Despite the higher costs…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Industries and Global Competition: A History of Business Beyond Borders book cover

    Industries and Global Competition

    A History of Business Beyond Borders

    Edited by Bram Bouwens, Pierre-Yves Donzé, Takafumi Kurosawa

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies in Business History

  • The Problem of Production: A new theory of the firm book cover

    The Problem of Production

    A new theory of the firm

    By Per L. Bylund

    The theory of the firm has been fertile ground for economists. Bylund proposes a new theory, rooted in Austrian economics, which examines the firm as a part of the market, and not as a free-standing entity. In this integrated view, a theory is offered which incorporates entrepreneurship, production…

    Paperback – 2017-07-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Heterodox Economics

  • Japanese Management in Evolution: New Directions, Breaks and Emerging Practices book cover

    Japanese Management in Evolution

    New Directions, Breaks and Emerging Practices

    Edited by Tsutomu Nakano

    Japanese Management in Evolution illustrates the significant changes that have been taking place in Japanese business by focusing on "emerging industries" in the relatively neglected service and "creative" sectors as well as other key industries, and to put those changes in historical perspective…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Business Management

  • Economics of the Indian Steel Industry book cover

    Economics of the Indian Steel Industry

    By Susmita Dasgupta

    Steel is the foundational material of modern civilization and constitutes the core of industry, and yet it is over produced across the world. This supply glut is reducing margins and turning steel into a sunset industry. Steel consumes as much as four times the amount of raw materials as its…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29 
    Routledge

  • The Early History of the Levant Company book cover

    The Early History of the Levant Company

    By M. Epstein

    The Levant Company in England was first established in 1592 to help regulate trade with Turkey and the Levant area. Originally published in 1908, this study details the early origins of the company as well as providing information on surrounding issues such as the regulation of shipping, piracy and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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

    World Market Transformation

    Inside the German Fur Capital Leipzig 1870 and 1939

    By Robrecht Declercq

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-06-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies in Business History

  • The Iron Trade of Great Britain book cover

    The Iron Trade of Great Britain

    By J. Stephen Jeans

    Originally published in 1906, this volume presents a commercial review of the conditions and prospects of the iron and steel trades of Great Britain and its foreign competitors at the turn of the twentieth century. This title will be of interest to students of business and economics, as well as…

    Paperback – 2017-06-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Entrepreneurial Ventures in Chemistry: The Muspratts of Liverpool, 1793-1934 book cover

    Entrepreneurial Ventures in Chemistry

    The Muspratts of Liverpool, 1793-1934

    By Peter Reed

    The Muspratt family form a fascinating dynasty in the history of British commerce and manufacturing. Associated principally with the development of the chemical industry in Liverpool - James Muspratt (1793-1884) was the first person to make alkali on a large scale using the Leblanc Process - the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-27 
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • British Cotton Textiles: Maturity and Decline book cover

    British Cotton Textiles: Maturity and Decline

    Edited by David Higgins, Steven Toms

    This book examines the decline of the cotton textiles industry, which defined Britain as an industrial nation, from its peak in the late nineteenth century to the state of the industry at the end of the twentieth century. Focusing on the owners and managers of cotton textile businesses, the authors…

    Hardback – 2017-05-18 
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  • Money, Politics and Power: Banking and Public Finance in Wartime England, 1694–96 book cover

    Money, Politics and Power

    Banking and Public Finance in Wartime England, 1694–96

    By Richard A. Kleer

    The Nine Years’ War with France was a period of great institutional innovation in public finance and of severe monetary turmoil for England. It saw the creation of the Bank of England; a sudden sharp fall in the external value of the pound; a massive undertaking to melt down and recoin most of the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-18 
    Routledge
    Financial History

  • A History of Personnel Administration 1890-1910 book cover

    A History of Personnel Administration 1890-1910

    By Oscar W. Nestor

    This study, first published in 1986, examines and evaluates the personnel techniques and activities that were characteristic of one period in American industrial life. In later years these techniques and activities came to be known as personnel management or personnel administration. By these terms…

    Hardback – 2017-05-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Human Resource Management

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