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Labour’s Response to the Privatized Railway, 1993–8

Terry Gourvish

in Britain’s Railways, 1997–2005: Labour's Strategic Experiment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199236602
eISBN:
9780191696701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236602.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter begins by discussing Britain's rail policy and the events that occurred during 1993–7 in the rail institution. It then talks about the industry's performance during the said period. This ... More


The Rail Review and its Aftermath, 2004–5

Terry Gourvish

in Britain’s Railways, 1997–2005: Labour's Strategic Experiment

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199236602
eISBN:
9780191696701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236602.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter begins by discussing the departmental review of the railway industry, announced in January 2004, provoked by increasing concerns about how much the government was spending on ... More


An Enterprising Faith

Joe Carlen

in A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231173049
eISBN:
9780231542814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173049.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

It is common knowledge that, as Europe slid into its Dark Ages, the Islamic world expanded rapidly and enjoyed several centuries of military, commercial, and intellectual dominance. However, the ... More


Flying Money and Capitalist Monks

Joe Carlen

in A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231173049
eISBN:
9780231542814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173049.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

By the Medieval Era, the Far East had not only caught up with Christian and Islamic civilization but, at least in commercial terms, had surpassed both. From the invention of fiduciary (or paper) ... More


Monopoly, Power, and Politics

Howard Cox and Simon Mowatt

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199601639
eISBN:
9780191756306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601639.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter traces the events that culminated in Cecil King’s Mirror Group assuming virtual monopoly control over British-owned magazines. During and after the Second World War Britain’s magazine ... More


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