The Development of Modern Business

The Development of Modern Business

by Gordon Boyce, Simon Ville


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This text blends economic theory with empirical evidence to chart business development over the last two centuries in the UK, the United States, Japan and Australia. It addresses enduring concerns for entrepreneurs and managers and demonstrates the value of an historical perspective from which to judge present day issues. Each chapter considers an issue of current significance, introduces theories to illuminate the topic, and discusses historical evidence and debates. Also included are relevant case studies and original documents. Discussion questions, statistical tables, and further reading are appended to each chapter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333598788
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 08/17/2002
Edition description: 2002
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

GORDON BOYCE is Director of the International Business Program at Victoria University. He teaches International Business and economic history. Recent publications include: Information, Mediation and Institutional Development: Cooperative Structures in Global Business.

SIMON VILLE is Professor of Economics at the University of Wollongong. He is currently working on a project about corporate leadership in twentieth-century Australia. Recent publications include: The Rural Entrepreneurs: A History of the Stock and Station Agent Industry in Australia and New Zealand

Table of Contents

History and Theory of the Growth of the Firm.- Entrepreneurship and Management.- Information and Uncertainty.- Corporate Finance.- Labour Management.- Production.- Marketing.- Structure.- Inter-organisational Relations and Co-operative Structures.- International Business.- Government and Business.- Future Directions in Business History.

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A long-awaited and truly valuable text for Australian Business History students, as well as a welcome addition to reading lists in History and Business Studies.' – Dr Pamela Statham & Mr Brian Gidney, The University of Western Australia

'There is no doubt that the book will greatly facilitate the teaching of business history, and as an integrated text spanning all the major managerial sub-disciplines, it is a useful reference point for scholars in the general field of international business history and beyond.' – Steven Toms, Business History

'Very interesting combination of theory and history.' – Professor G. Jones, Harvard Business School

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