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Introduction

Richard Coopey and Donald Clarke

in 3i Fifty Years Investing in Industry

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289449
eISBN:
9780191684708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289449.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter provides a historical perspective of the development of 3i and its impact on British industry. The institution, established initially as the Industrial and Commercial Finance Corporation ... More


Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Richard Coopey, Sean O'Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Since its inception in the late 19th century, Britain's mail order industry both exploited and generated social networks in building its businesses. The common foundation of the sector was the agency ... More


Mail Order Agency in Post-war Britain: The Agent, The Company, and The Customer

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the importance of the relationship between mail order and ‘free’ consumer credit. British mail order houses helped their customers finance their purchases by allowing them ... More


Endgame

Terry Gourvish

in British Rail 1974–1997: From Integration to Privatisation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250059
eISBN:
9780191719516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter summarizes the main steps in the privatization of railways after 1994 and evaluates the performance of public sector management over twenty years of significant change. It is shown that ... More


Membership Motives: Benefits and Costs

Robert J. Bennett

in Local Business Voice: The History of Chambers of Commerce in Britain, Ireland, and Revolutionary America, 1760-2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199584734
eISBN:
9780191731105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584734.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter gives the first analysis comparing historical and modern information on membership motives for joining, retaining membership, and lapsing. It tackles the classic issues of exit, voice, ... More


Revolutions from Grub Street: A History of Magazine Publishing in Britain

Howard Cox and Simon Mowatt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199601639
eISBN:
9780191756306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601639.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This book provides a study of magazine publishing in Britain from the perspective of the entrepreneurs and commercial enterprises that created its history. Convulsed by social, political, and ... More


Social and National Identity: A Focus on Class, Gender, and Nation

Christel Lane

in From Taverns to Gastropubs: Food, Drink, and Sociality in England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198826187
eISBN:
9780191865138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826187.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter examines the class identity of both publicans and patrons of gastropubs, as well as the greatly diminished but not eliminated gender differences in the use of the bar. The importance of ... More


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