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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 28 results in Routledge International Studies in Business History
  1. Varieties of Capitalism and Business History

    The Dutch Case

    Edited by Keetie E. Sluyterman

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    The financial crisis of 2008 brought new urgency to the question how best to organise national economies. This volume gives a business history perspective on the Varieties of Capitalism debate and considers the respective merits of the liberal and coordinated market economies. It looks at...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Organization of Transport

    A History of Users, Industry, and Public Policy

    Edited by Massimo Moraglio, Christopher Kopper

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    Over the past ten years, the study of mobility has demonstrated groundbreaking approaches and new research patterns. These investigations criticize the concept of mobility itself, suggesting the need to merge transport and communication research, and to approach the topic with novel instruments and...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Power of Corporate Networks

    A Comparative and Historical Perspective

    Edited by Thomas David, Gerarda Westerhuis

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    Corporate networks, the links between companies and their leaders, reflect a country’s economic organization and its corporate governance system. Most research on corporate networks focuses on individual countries or particular time periods, however, making fruitful comparisons over...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Tin and Global Capitalism, 1850-2000

    A History of "the Devil's Metal"

    Edited by Mats Ingulstad, Andrew Perchard, Espen Storli

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    For most of the twentieth century tin was fundamental for both warfare and welfare. The importance of tin is most powerfully represented by the tin can - an invention which created a revolution in food preservation and helped feed both the armies of the great powers and the masses of the new urban...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 13th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 5th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 8th 2013 by Routledge