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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).

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11-20 of 26 results in Routledge International Studies in Business History
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. The Foundations of Female Entrepreneurship

    Enterprise, Home and Household in London, c. 1800-1870

    By Alison Kay

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    The Foundations of Female Entrepreneurship explores the relationship between home, household headship and enterprise in Victorian London. It examines the notions of duty, honor and suitability in how women’s ventures are represented by themselves and others and engages in a comparison of the...

    Published March 15th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Reappraising State-Owned Enterprise

    A Comparison of the UK and Italy

    Edited by Franco Amatori, Robert Millward, Pier Angelo Toninelli

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    After a quarter century of almost general condemnation and rebuttal of the entire nationalization experience, it appears that there are second thoughts about governmental direct intervention in the economy. Reappraising State-Owned Enterprise deals with a topic often undervalued in the past decade...

    Published March 27th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Narrating the Rise of Big Business in the USA

    How economists explain standard oil and Wal-Mart

    By Anne Mayhew

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    "This is a story about stories and specifically about some of the stories that Americans have told themselves about corporate economic power." In this book, Anne Mayhew focuses on the stories surrounding the creation of Standard Oil and Wal-Mart and their founders , John D. Rockefeller and Sam...

    Published January 26th 2011 by Routledge

  6. The Origins of Globalization

    By Karl Moore, David Charles Lewis

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    Origins of Globalization draws widely on ancient sources and modern economic theory to detail the concept of “known world” globalization, arguing that a mixed economy--similar in many respects to our own--existed in a variety of forms throughout the ancient world. ...

    Published April 19th 2009 by Routledge

  7. International Business and National War Interests

    Unilever between Reich and empire, 1939-45

    By Ben Wubs

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    This book deals with the activities of the Anglo-Dutch multinational during the war. Given the various threats faced by Unilever during the Nazi period, Ben Wubs argues that it was not self evident that the company would survive the war. Based on research into company sources which were hitherto...

    Published June 10th 2008 by Routledge

  8. The Formative Period of American Capitalism

    A Materialist Interpretation

    By Daniel Gaido

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    Applying certain Marxist categories of analysis to the study of American history, the central thesis of this outstanding book is that the main peculiarity of American historical development was the almost direct transition from a colonial to an imperialist economy. Expertly dealing with such topics...

    Published July 5th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Dutch Enterprise in the 20th Century

    Business Strategies in Small Open Country

    By Keetie E. Sluyterman

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    This is the first book to summarise the twentieth century economic history of the Netherlands from a business history perspective. It has a broad historical coverage of Dutch business development including in particular the major multinationals such as Philips, Shell, and Unilever. Although focused...

    Published February 16th 2005 by Routledge

  10. German and Japanese Business in the Boom Years

    Edited by Matthias Kipping, Akira Kudo, Harm G. Schröter

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    This edited volume examines the American influence on West German and Japanese industry from the 1950s to the 1970s, providing a valuable contribution to the debate on 'Americanization' from a historical and comparative perspective. Individual contributions provide an in-depth analysis of the...

    Published November 26th 2003 by Routledge