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Writings in the Interwar Period

Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

in Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer: A Biography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199541966
eISBN:
9780191715433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

This chapter starts with the state of the ‘management movement’ in Britain in the interwar period as a background context, but mainly deals with Urwick's early writings, starting with four books or ... More


Later Writings

Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

in Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer: A Biography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199541966
eISBN:
9780191715433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

This chapter covers a selection of Urwick's writings from the Second World War onwards. There are twelve subsections, some dealing with individual books, others topic areas, and in all covering a ... More


Rents

Mark J. Joe

in Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205301
eISBN:
9780191695612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0019
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

Weaker product markets and the concomitant monopoly rents can affect corporate governance. They do so by loosening a constraint on managers, thereby increasing managerial agency costs to ... More


The Rise of the Accounting Function

DEREK MATTHEWS, MALCOLM ANDERSON, and JOHN RICHARD EDWARDS

in The Priesthood of Industry: The Rise of the Professional Accountant in British Management

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289609
eISBN:
9780191684753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289609.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

The chapter discusses the importance of accounting in society. The increase in demand for the accounting services started with the industrial revolution, development of the transportation network, ... More


. Character: The Foundation of Washington's Leadership Principles

Mark Mc Neilly

in George Washington and the Art of Business: The Leadership Principles of America's First Commander-in-Chief

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189780
eISBN:
9780199851584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189780.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter examines the foundation of the leadership principles of George Washington. It highlights the difficulties of Washington's early experiences in leadership and how he reacted to and ... More


Colonizing the Mind: The Translation of Systematization to the Management of Organizations

Yehouda Shenhav

in Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250004
eISBN:
9780191697869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250004.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Business History

This chapter empirically examines how management differentiated itself from engineering, and how the notion of ‘system’ was ‘translated’ from the technical field to become a dominant paradigm in the ... More


Contested Rationality: Disturbances, Controversies, and Opposition to Management Systems

Yehouda Shenhav

in Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250004
eISBN:
9780191697869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250004.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Business History

This chapter focuses on the opposition to ‘management systems’; on the objection of manufacturers, engineers, and employee representatives. It argues that management systems were not promoted by ... More


Deus ex Machina: Concluding Remarks

Yehouda Shenhav

in Manufacturing Rationality: The Engineering Foundations of the Managerial Revolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250004
eISBN:
9780191697869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250004.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Business History

This chapter summarizes the genealogy of management ideology from the Civil War until the Great Depression, and emphasizes the conflictive biography of management rhetoric and practice. It further ... More


Back to the Core: The Flotation Imperative

Richard Coopey

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/9780198289449.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Difficulties had been encountered with various aspects of the venture capital market. Against accusations of conservatism from some quarters of the venture capital industry 3i could point out that it ... More


Financial Centres and International Capital Flows in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Laure Quennouëlle-Corre and Youssef Cassis (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603503
eISBN:
9780191729249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603503.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

As interest in financial markets intensifies, stimulated by the financial crisis of the early 21st century, this book aims to enrich understanding of the workings and history of financial centres in ... More


International Cooperation

Youssef Cassis

in Crises and Opportunities: The Shaping of Modern Finance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199600861
eISBN:
9780191724930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600861.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

International cooperation has rightly been credited for helping to prevent a collapse of the international financial system. The high point was the decision on 12 October 2008 by France, Germany, and ... More


Stick or Twist? Or:: What Has the Company Ever Taught Us?

Jonathan Steffen

in Crisis, Credibility and Corporate History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381373
eISBN:
9781781384886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381373.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

What is corporate history, and what should companies do with it? Jonathan Steffen examines the place of company histories in our current world. What might we reasonably expect to learn from the ... More


The Application of Social Science Theories in Corporate History

Thilo Jungkind

in Crisis, Credibility and Corporate History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781781381373
eISBN:
9781781384886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381373.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Modern Business History should be inspired from theoretical approaches of social sciences. According to the topic of the book, two economic-sociological approaches are presented. They can be used for ... More


New models of ownership and governance

Cliff Mills and Ruth Yeoman

in Mainstreaming Co-Operation: An Alternative for the Twenty-First Century?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099595
eISBN:
9781526120731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099595.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter explores new organisational forms of co-operative and mutual enterprise that have developed in twenty-first century Britain in the context of public sector reform and the state’s retreat ... More


Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance

Robin Pearson and Takau Yoneyama (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198739005
eISBN:
9780191802157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739005.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

Throughout history humans have commonly organized to prevent or mitigate risks, or to compensate for losses caused by risk events. Given the infinite variety of risks that existed, it is unsurprising ... More


The Early Years

Harold James, Peter Borscheid, David Gugerli, and Tobias Straumann

in The Value of Risk: Swiss Re and the History of Reinsurance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689804
eISBN:
9780191769450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Innovation

Peter Borscheid's introductory chapter to the history of the global spread of insurance shows how traditional insurance models such as friendly societies were increasingly challenged by the emergence ... More


Introduction

Harold James, Peter Borscheid, David Gugerli, and Tobias Straumann

in The Value of Risk: Swiss Re and the History of Reinsurance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689804
eISBN:
9780191769450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689804.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Innovation

David Gugerli explores the development of the continental reinsurance industry. He starts with a description of what was perceived to be a reinsurance crisis in the 1960s. Dwindling technical results ... More


‘What is there for me to do?’

Angela Penrose

in No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198753940
eISBN:
9780191815720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753940.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

Edith experienced difficulties in adjusting to small-town life after Berkeley, as expressed in letters to E. F. Penrose. The chapter discusses E. F. Penrose’s early life in Cornwall, World War I, and ... More


The ILO: An introduction to internationalism

Angela Penrose

in No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198753940
eISBN:
9780191815720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753940.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

E. F. Penrose became chief of the Economic Section at the International Labour Office in Geneva under the American, John Gilbert Winant, formerly chairman of President Roosevelt’s Social Security ... More


Oil: An industry in trouble

Angela Penrose

in No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198753940
eISBN:
9780191815720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753940.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

The chapter covers Edith’s research into the oil industry and multinational companies, and the rise of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, including publication of The Large ... More


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