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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


Far East and Pacific: Overview

Peter Borscheid

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0018
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter discusses the development of the insurance industry in the Far East and Pacific. In its nineteenth-century global territorial conquests, the European insurance industry encountered many ... More


India: From a Colonial Outpost to a Leading Market

G. Balachandran

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0019
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of the Indian insurance industry. India is considered to be one of the pioneers for the introduction of ‘market insurance’ in Asia. Already in the 1790s British ... More


China: The Indigenization of Insurance

David Faure and Elisabeth Köll

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0020
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of the Chinese insurance industry. The idea that insurance might be paid for was foreign to China. The concept was introduced in the early nineteenth century by ... More


Russia: Early Expansion, State Involvement, and Re-Emergence of the Insurance Industry

Yury A. Petrov

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of the Russian insurance industry. The pioneers of insurance in Russia were the Dutch, who during the reign of Peter the Great (1682–1725) became the major agents of ... More


Korea: Insurance in a Tiger Market

Duol Kim and Myung Hwi Lee

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0022
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter examines the history of the Korean insurance industry. The Korean insurance market had become the tenth largest in the world by 2008, with insurance premiums amounting to approximately ... More


Australia and New Zealand: A Tradition Continued—Creating a Domestic Insurance Market

Monica J. Keneley

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0023
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter discusses the development of the insurance industry in Australia and New Zealand. In tracing the history of insurance and reinsurance markets in these countries, four major turning ... More


Introduction

Peter Borscheid

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This introductory chapter begins by setting out the book's purpose — to show how European emigrants and insurance companies exported the concept of insurance and modern underwriting from the British ... More


France: Insurance and The French Financial Networks

Andre Straus

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of the French insurance industry. The economic development of insurance in France came more slowly and at a later date than in England. The first marine insurance ... More


Switzerland: Insurance and The Need to Export

Martin Lengwiler

in World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199657964
eISBN:
9780191744709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657964.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

This chapter traces the history of the Swiss insurance industry. It is remarkable that Switzerland today is one of the centres of the global insurance market given that the Swiss insurance industry ... More


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