British Business History, 1720-1994

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Manchester University Press, Oct 15, 1995 - Business & Economics - 276 pages
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This is the first textbook that comprehensively covers the three centuries of British business history from 1720 to the present day. Wilson argues that company culture has been the most important component in the evolution of business organisations and management practices. The influence of business culture on firms' structure, sources of finance, and the background and training of senior managers is investigated to show its pivotal importance in determining business performance.
 

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Contents

The emergence of modern business 17201870
21
The rise of big business abroad up to 1914
62
British industrial capitalism under pressure 18701914
86
Rationalisation and corporatism 19141945
133
evolution and impact 19451994
180
Guide to further reading
242
Author Index
265
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John F. Wilson is Professor of International Business, University of Central Lancashire.

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