Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Business History Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 91 new and published books in the subject of Business History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. Richard Cantillon's Essay on the Nature of Trade in General

    A Variorum Edition

    By Richard Cantillon

    Edited by Richard van den Berg

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

    The Essay on the Nature of Trade in General was written in the early 1730s by Richard Cantillon, a speculator and banker who had made a vast fortune during the Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles of 1719-20. The work remained unpublished for about two decades, but when it appeared posthumously in...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Rebuilding Construction (Routledge Revivals)

    Economic Change in the British Construction Industry

    By Michael Ball

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1988, this book analyses the changes that took place in the economic organisation of the British construction industry throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, in particular considering its social and economic structure and examining the causes of its poor industrial record. Michael...

    Published May 5th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Accounting at War

    The Politics of Military Finance

    By Warwick Funnell, Michele Chwastiak

    Series: Routledge New Works in Accounting History

    Accounting is frequently portrayed as a value free mechanism for allocating resources and ensuring they are employed in the most efficient manner. Contrary to this popular opinion, the research presented in Accounting at War demonstrates that accounting for military forces is primarily a political...

    Published April 6th 2015 by Routledge

  4. International Business and National War Interests

    Unilever between Reich and empire, 1939-45

    By Ben Wubs

    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 March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Business History and International Business

    Edited by Peter Buckley

    Business History and International Business are cognate subjects. There are few, if any, studies of international business that do not require a proper study of context. International business decision making must be made relevant by a considered evaluation of the circumstances surrounding that...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Small Business and Society (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Goss

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    When this book was first published in 1991, political ideology had thrust small-firm issues to the forefront of attempts to revitalize the British economy. In the Thatcher years the emphasis had been on individual enterprise and initiative with the number of small firms increasing rapidly. This was...

    Published February 13th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Management Principles (Routledge Revivals)

    A Primer for Directors and Potential Directors

    By Walter Puckey

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published 1962 with a second edition in 1970, this book offers a comprehensive and accessible guide in the principles and practices of management. Walter Puckey considers the make-up of an organisation, the purpose of the company and the practice of management. A particularly useful title for...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Public Relations and the History of Ideas

    By Simon Moore

    Series: Routledge New Directions in Public Relations & Communication Research

    This innovative book explores ten great works, by well-known thinkers and orators, whose impact has been intellectual, practical and global. Most of the works significantly precede public relations as a phrase or profession, but all are in no doubt about the force of planned public communication,...

    Published January 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  9. 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 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 12th 2014 by Routledge