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  • The Price Reporters

    A Guide to PRAs and Commodity Benchmarks

    By Owain Johnson

    The Price Reporting Agencies (PRAs) are the small group of firms that set the price of most of the world’s energy products as well as of many other commodities. The PRAs are billion dollar businesses that are integral to the way the global commodities markets work but they are not as well known as…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 

  • 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 Revivals

  • The Brazilian Economy

    An Institutional and Sectoral Approach

    Edited by Jerry Dávila, Maria da Graça Fonseca, Jaques Kerstenetzky, André Modenesi, Werner Baer

    This book explores the institutional and sectoral structure of the Brazilian economy, examining how key institutions work within Brazil’s specific economic, political and cultural context. Offering a long term evolutionary perspective, the book explores Brazil’s economic past in order to offer…

    Hardback – 2017-06-26 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

  • 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 International Studies in Business History

  • 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 Revivals

  • 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 – 2017-06-07 
    Financial History

  • 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 Library Editions: Human Resource Management

  • Graduates in Industry

    There was much development of both education and industry in post-World War II Britain. There was, on the one hand, an extension of public education to the secondary school stage and the substantial financial help that was available, which meant that increasing numbers were going to university. On…

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

  • The Six-Hour Day and Other Industrial Questions

    By Lord Leverhulme

    Edited by Stanley Unwin

    In this title, first published in 1918, Lord Leverhulme explores the ideas of co-partnership, piece-work, housing, and the benefits of shorter hours of labour. The most notable of these discussions, collected by Stanley Unwin, with a Preface by Lord Haldane, advocates a six-hour day, with two…

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

  • A History of International Civil Aviation

    From its Origins through Transformative Evolution

    By Alan Dobson

    For civil aviation to progress it has never been just about technology and business practices. To go from the rudiments of the early services that plied across short distances in Europe and America to what we experience today required most of all that politicians and policy-makers address the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-17 

  • Routledge Library Editions: Industrial Revolution

    By Various

    The volumes in this set, originally published between 1967 and 1997, draw together research by leading academics in the area of the industrial revolution and provides an examination of related key issues. The volumes examine urban workers and the working class in the eighteenth- and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge Library Editions: The Industrial Revolution

  • 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 – 2017-05-10 

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