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Routledge International Studies in Business History

Series Editor: Ray Stokes, Matthias Kipping

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 Ray Stokes (r.stokes@socsci.gla.ac.uk) and Matthias Kipping (mkipping@schulich.yorku.ca).

New and Published Books

1-10 of 24 results in Routledge International Studies in Business History
  1. The Development of Accounting in an International Context

    A Festschrift in Honour of R. H. Parker

    Edited by T.E. Cooke, C.W. Nobes

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    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...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Organizing Global Technology Flows

    Institutions, Actors, and Processes

    Edited by Pierre-Yves Donzé, Shigehiro Nishimura

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    Research on the international transfer of technology in economics and management literature has primarily focused on the role of countries and that of companies, in particular multinational enterprises (MNEs). Similarly, economic and business historians have tended to view international technology...

    Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Multinational Traders

    By Geoffrey G Jones

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    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...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Trademarks, Brands, and Competitiveness

    Edited by Teresa da Silva Lopes, Paul Duguid

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    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...

    Published June 4th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Family Multinationals

    Entrepreneurship, Governance, and Pathways to Internationalization

    Edited by Christina Lubinski, Jeffrey Fear, Paloma Fernández Pérez

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    In contrast to widespread assessments that family enterprises lack sufficient resources and capabilities to go global, many family companies are competing successfully in an increasingly globalized business environment. Worldwide, a large number of thriving multinationals are still family-owned and...

    Published May 21st 2013 by Routledge

  6. The Americanisation of European Business

    Edited by Matthias Kipping, Ove Bjarnar

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    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...

    Published May 7th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Dynamics of Big Business

    Structure, Strategy, and Impact in Italy and Spain

    By Veronica Binda

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    Throughout the Twentieth Century, big business has been a basic institution. Large corporations have provided a fundamental contribution to the wealth of nations and, at the same time, have had a remarkable impact on the political and social systems within which they have operated. It is difficult...

    Published March 3rd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Women and Their Money 1700-1950

    Essays on Women and Finance

    Edited by Anne Laurence, Josephine Maltby, Janette Rutterford

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    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...

    Published August 5th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Technological Innovation in Retail Finance

    International Historical Perspectives

    Edited by Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, J. Carles Maixé-Altés, Paul Thomes

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    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...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Innovation and Entrepreneurial Networks in Europe

    Edited by Paloma Fernández Pérez, Mary Rose

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    The entrepreneur is involved in the dance of two questions – what is needed and what is possible. The interplay of these two questions is an ongoing process and innovation varies internationally and regionally, depending on differing legal and policy systems, variations in the development of...

    Published June 30th 2012 by Routledge