The Rise of Modern Business: Great Britain, the United States, Germany, Japan, and China

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2008 - Business & Economics - 284 pages
The Rise of Modern Business compares and analyzes the development of business and business institutions in several countries from the preindustrial era to the present. Paying close attention to connections between business development and political
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Time of the Merchant
6
CHAPTER 2 The Many Paths to Industrialization
37
CHAPTER 3 British and German Businesses during Industrialization
63
CHAPTER 4 Big and Small Businesses in Industrializing America
86
CHAPTER 5 Japanese and Chinese Businesses during Industrialization
107
CHAPTER 6 American British and German Businesses in the Interwar Period
139
CHAPTER 7 Japanese and Chinese Businesses in the Interwar Period
169
CHAPTER 8 National Businesses in an Expanding International Economy
193
CHAPTER 9 Into the TwentyFirst Century
231
Convergence and Divergence in World Businesses
257
Index
269
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Mansel Blackford is professor of history at Ohio State University. He is author of a dozen books, including A History of Small Business in America (from the University of North Carolina Press) and Pathways to the Present: Development and Its Consequences in America's Pacific Possessions.

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