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Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century: Decline and Renaissance?

Richard Coopey and Peter Lyth (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199226009
eISBN:
9780191710315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226009.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This book brings together chapters from the leading historians of British business. The contributors were asked to consider the renaissance in the British economy during the closing decades of the ... More


British and German Business and Politics under the <i>Pax Americana</i>, 1941–1957

Volker R. Berghahn

in American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161099
eISBN:
9781400850297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161099.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the third round in the German–American–British business relationship from 1941 to 1957. It begins with an account of Hitler's activities in Eastern Europe, before turning to the ... More


British Business, Race, and Economic Nationalism

Maria Misra

in Business, Race, and Politics in British India, c. 1850–1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207115
eISBN:
9780191677502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207115.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

One of the most important changes in the environment in which expatriate firms operated during the inter-war period was the growing economic and ... More


The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Sarah Stockwell

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book serves to deepen our understanding of the end of the British empire, too often approached as if it was a process shaped and experienced exclusively by nationalist and imperial politicians ... More


American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

Volker R. Berghahn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161099
eISBN:
9781400850297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161099.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

While America's relationship with Britain has often been deemed unique, especially during the two world wars when Germany was a common enemy, the American business sector actually had a greater ... More


Strategies for Decolonization: Constitutional Change and the Campaign for Business Representation

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The inauguration of African self-government entailed some loss of privilege for British capitalist interests in the Gold Coast. Not only did the constitutional changes of 1951 sweep aside the old ... More


British Business in British Strategies for Decolonization in the Gold Coast

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

British companies' experience of, and response to, Ghanaian decolonization was shaped both by a transformation in the economic activities of the colonial state beginning during the late 1930s and by ... More


Britain

Geoffrey Jones

in Business Groups in the West: Origins, Evolution, and Resilience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198717973
eISBN:
9780191787591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717973.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, International Business

This chapter explores the prevalence of business groups in Britain. It shows that during the nineteenth century British merchant houses established business groups with diversified portfolio and ... More


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