A Tramp Shipping Dynasty--Burrell & Son of Glasgow, 1850-1939: A History of Ownership, Finance, and Profit

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Greenwood Press, 1997 - Business & Economics - 213 pages
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This history of Burrell & Son of Glasgow describes the way in which ship ownership and operation developed during the final years of the age of sail and the beginning of the era of steamships. Not only does the work contain background material on tramp shipping commerce, it also includes a substantial database on ship building, ownership, and operations during this period. The information will be of interest to the maritime historian since it describes this important era in detail, and to the business historian interested in the strategy and structure of the shipping industry.

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Contents

Ownership Patterns
13
Profitability of Burrell Son Operations
27
Selected Statistics on Ships Held by Time Periods
43
Copyright

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R. A. CAGE is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economic History at the University of New England in Australia and an Honorary Research Consultant, Department of Economics, University of Queensland. /eDr. Cage has published widely in the fields of business and economic history.

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