• Management Control Systems in Japan

    By Takashi Shimizu

     As the world's third-ranking economic power, Japan's style of management such as the lifetime employment system, the seniority system and an enterprise union have been well studied. However, little else is known about the Japanese management control systems (MCSs) and management accounting…

    Hardback – 2017-04-18 
    Routledge Frontiers of Business Management

  • The International Business Archives Handbook

    Understanding and managing the historical records of business

    Edited by Alison Turton

    The International Business Archives Handbook provides up-to-date information and guidance on the key issues in professional archive knowledge and skills. Key features: •  Includes seminal and thought provoking chapters on issues that are little discussed in existing professional…

    Hardback – 2017-04-07 

  • 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 businesses, the authors examine…

    Hardback – 2017-04-01 

  • Propaganda and Nation Building

    Selling the Irish Free State

    By Kevin Hora

    This book examines the origins of the Irish state in its first independent incarnation, the Irish Free State (1922-1937). It explores how contemporary public relations and propaganda techniques were used to construct an identity for this new state – a state which after enduring seven years of…

    Hardback – 2017-03-23 
    Routledge New Directions in Public Relations & Communication Research

  • Mismanagement, “Jumpers,” and Morality

    Covertly Concealed Managerial Ignorance and Immoral Careerism in Industrial Organizations

    By Reuven Shapira

    Executives’ morality and ethics became major research topics following recent business scandals, but the research missed a major explanation of executives’ immorality: career advancement by "jumping" between firms that causes ignorance of job-pertinent tacit local knowledge, tempting "jumpers" to…

    Hardback – 2017-03-16 
    Routledge Studies in Leadership Research

  • Foundations of Scenario Planning

    The Story of Pierre Wack

    By Thomas J Chermack

    Pierre Wack was head of scenario planning at Royal Dutch / Shell Oil in London for just over ten years. He died in 1997. He was a pioneer of what we know today as scenario planning – an alternative and complement to strategic planning. Scenarios explore a variety of possible futures for examining…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge International Studies in Business History

  • From Physick to Pharmacology

    Five Hundred Years of British Drug Retailing

    Edited by Louise Hill Curth

    From Physick to Pharmacology addresses the important, albeit neglected history of the distribution and sale of medicinal drugs in England from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century. The social history of early medicine and the evolution of British retailing are two areas that have attracted…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    The History of Retailing and Consumption

  • Estates, Enterprise and Investment at the Dawn of the Industrial Revolution

    Estate Management and Accounting in the North-East of England, c.1700-1780

    By David Oldroyd

    At the beginning of the eighteenth century the landed estate represented the largest and most clearly defined type of business organisation in existence in pre-industrial England. Given the need for capital, wayleave rights and a ready supply of coal, iron and other raw materials it is unsurprising…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28 
    Modern Economic and Social History

  • The Paradise Bank

    The Mercantile Bank of India, 1893–1984

    By Edwin Green, Sara Kinsey

    The Mercantile Bank of India was one of a small band of British-managed banks which dominated Anglo-Eastern finance for most of the 20th century. Founded in London in 1893, the Mercantile inherited the business, branches, staff and even the distinctive cable address - Paradise, London - of its…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    Studies in Banking and Financial History

  • A History of Management Thought

    2nd Edition

    By Morgen Witzel

    Of all the sciences and social sciences, management is the one that most deliberately turns its back on the past. Yet management as we know it today did not spring into life fully formed. Management has more than just a present; it also has a past, and a future, and all three are inextricably…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16

  • The Politics of Capitalist Transformation

    Brazilian Informatics Policy, Regime Change, and State Autonomy

    By Jeff Seward

    The Politics of Capitalist Transformation is the only book-length study of the highly protectionist Brazilian informatics policy from its origins in the early 1970s to the collapse of the market reserve in the early 1990s and its impact in subsequent decades. Jeff Seward provides a sophisticated…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

  • Routledge Library Editions: Women and Business

    By Various

    This 15-volume set of previously out-of-print tiles examines many aspects of women and business. Encompassing such as areas as women’s access to managerial positions, positions within trade unions, inequality, family life, role in family businesses and entrepreneurship, it is a remarkable…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge Library Editions: Women and Business

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