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World InsuranceThe Evolution of a Global Risk Network

World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Peter Borscheid and Niels Viggo Haueter (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

Since the end of the eighteenth century, the insurance industry has cast a safety net around the world, first in the British Isles and then further afield, irrespective of cultural, political, and ... More

A World of Standards

A World of Standards

Nils Brunsson and Bengt Jacobsson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199256952
eISBN:
9780191716508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256952.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

In the modern world, there is no shortage of people who know what is best for others. Self-appointed experts, consultants, and organizations try to convince states, corporations, and individuals that ... More

The World's First Railway SystemEnterprise, Competition, and Regulation on the Railway Network in Victorian Britain

The World's First Railway System: Enterprise, Competition, and Regulation on the Railway Network in Victorian Britain

Mark Casson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199213979
eISBN:
9780191707469
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213979.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Organization Studies

The British railway network was a monument to Victorian private enterprise. Its masterpieces of civil engineering were emulated around the world. But its performance was controversial: praised for ... More

The Worth of GoodsValuation and Pricing in the Economy

The Worth of Goods: Valuation and Pricing in the Economy

Jens Beckert and Patrik Aspers (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199594641
eISBN:
9780191806766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199594641.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

How do we place value on goods — and, importantly, why? Valuation and pricing are core issues in the market economy, but understanding of these concepts and their interrelation is weak. In response, ... More

Writing ManagementOrganization Theory as a Literary Genre

Writing Management: Organization Theory as a Literary Genre

Barbara Czarniawska

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198296140
eISBN:
9780191716584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296140.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book provides an alternative perspective on organization studies, introducing an approach that draws on narratology, literary theory, cultural studies, and anthropology, contrasting it with the ... More

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