The Rise of Modern Business in Great Britain, the United States, and Japan

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University of North Carolina Press, 1998 - Business & Economics - 249 pages
This book compares and analyzes the development of business and business institutions in Great Britain, the United States, Japan and, to a lesser extent, Germany from the preindustrial era to the present, with emphasis on the 20th century. Because the evolution of business has been profoundly influenced by its environment, this study pays close attention to connections between business development and political, social and cultural changes. It also offers an insightful argument on similarities and differences in global business development: the similarities result from the technological and economic imperatives of industrialization, and the differences result from the decisive influence of the national environments - laws, politics, social norms, and culture - within which businesses operate.

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Contents

Preindustrial Business
7
The Many Paths to Industrialization
35
British Business during Industrialization
59
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Mansel Blackford, professor of history at Ohio State University, is well known for his work in American, European, and Asian business history. His most recent book is "Fragile Paradise: The Impact of Tourism on Maui, 1959-2000".

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