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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. The Gospel of Wealth in the American Novel (Routledge Revivals)

    The Rhetoric of Dreiser and Some of His Contemporaries

    By Arun Mukherjee

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Business and the businessman have had a fundamental place in American society since the inception of the nation. This tenet, the ‘gospel of wealth’, is a central concern in the novels of Theodore Dreiser and his contemporaries. First published in 1987, this study sets this group of writers in...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Economics of Quality, Grades and Brands (Routledge Revivals)

    By Peter Bowbrick

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Virtually every decision to produce, buy or sell is influenced by quality, yet until this book was first published in 1992, there had been very little attempt to produce a comprehensive and practical theory for this. Here, Peter Bowbrick brings together different traditions of quality analysis from...

    Published June 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Paretian Tradition During the Interwar Period

    From Dynamics to Growth

    By Mario Pomini

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    The years in-between the two World Wars were a crucial period for the building of economic dynamics as an autonomous field. Different competing research programs arose at international level. Great progress was achieved by studies on the business cycle, with the first statistical applications....

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. The Reception of David Ricardo in Continental Europe and Japan

    Edited by Gilbert Faccarello, Masashi Izumo

    This book is a coherent and unique collection of chapters exploring the reception and diffusion of David Ricardo’s writings in different languages. The book highlights the similarities and differences between them. This book seeks to delineate the diffusion of Ricardo's theory in various parts of...

    Published February 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Predatory Pricing in Antitrust Law and Economics

    A Historical Perspective

    By Nicola Giocoli

    Series: The Economics of Legal Relationships

    Can a price ever be too low? Can competition ever be ruinous? Questions like these have always accompanied American antitrust law. They testify to the difficulty of antitrust enforcement, of protecting competition without protecting competitors. As the business practice that most directly raises...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. Accounting by the First Public Company

    The Pursuit of Supremacy

    By Warwick Funnell, Jeffrey Robertson

    Series: Routledge New Works in Accounting History

    The United Dutch East India Company was the first public company, preceding the formation of the English East-India Company by over 40 years. Its fame as the first public company which heralded the transition from feudalism to modern capitalism and its remarkable financial success for nearly two...

    Published November 12th 2013 by Routledge