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Firms and Industries

John Kay

in The Business of Economics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This final chapter begins with surveys of two industries – once hugely successful, recently in serious decline – the Lloyd's insurance market and the British horse racing industry. It continues with ... More


Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

Anja Shortland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198815471
eISBN:
9780191853159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815471.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Public and Welfare

Every year thousands of people are kidnapped for ransom. Their families, friends, or employers are forced into a fiendishly complex and harrowing transaction with violent criminals to retrieve them. ... More


Contracting

MALCOLM CLARKE

in Policies and Perceptions of Insurance Law in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199273300
eISBN:
9780191699672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273300.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The rules of law governing the formation of contracts of insurance are the same as those which govern the formation of most other kinds of contract: the ritual matching of offer and acceptance. This ... More


Competition and the route to Australia, 1847–52

Freda Harcourt

in Flagships of Imperialism: The P&O Company and the Politics of Empire From Its Origins to 1867

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719073939
eISBN:
9781781700761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719073939.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on P&O's strategy regarding Australia and the competition it faced from the Indian & Australia Mail Steam Packet Company (I&A) and the Eastern Steam Navigation Company. I&A was ... More


Regulatory Dimensions

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

in Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Emphasises the significance of public regulation of insurance activity, and identifies the traditional concerns of UK insurance regulation with solvency rather than policy terms. Explores ... More


Abolition and the Re-Deployment of the Slave Fleet, 1807-1811

Lars U. Scholl

in Merchants and Mariners: Selected Maritime Writings of David M. Williams

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128886
eISBN:
9781786944764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128886.003.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter analyses the repurposing of the Liverpool slave fleet after the British abolition of slavery in 1807. Williams’ asserts that the period following abolition was one of economic ... More


Shrinking the World: Improvements in the Speed of Information Transmission, c. 1820-1870

Yrjö Kaukiainen

in Sail and Steam: Selected Maritime Writings of Yrjö Kaukiainen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780973007374
eISBN:
9781786944672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780973007374.003.0020
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter discusses the important developments in shipping communication that took place decades before the establishment of the electric telegraph. It emphasises that the improvement of ... More


Organizational Choice in UK Marine Insurance

Robin Pearson and Helen Doe

in Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198739005
eISBN:
9780191802157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739005.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Business History

From the eighteenth century British marine insurance developed via a wide range of organizational forms, including individual and syndicated underwriters, mutual associations, chartered corporations, ... More


Kidnap for Ransom as a Business

Anja Shortland

in Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198815471
eISBN:
9780191853159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815471.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Public and Welfare

Trading hostages is a highly complex economic transaction, yet most hostages are successfully ransomed. This suggests that there are effective institutions governing the market for hostages. Private ... More


What is Kidnap for Ransom Insurance?

Anja Shortland

in Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198815471
eISBN:
9780191853159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815471.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Public and Welfare

Kidnap insurance comes with stringent conditions and access to a range of services for kidnap prevention and kidnap resolution. The market is highly concentrated: there are only around twenty ... More


Governing Kidnap for Ransom

Anja Shortland

in Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198815471
eISBN:
9780191853159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815471.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Public and Welfare

Kidnap insurance depends on orderly and stable markets for protection and hostages. The governance system for these three interlinked markets is best described as polycentric—i.e. consisting of ... More


Debrief

Anja Shortland

in Kidnap: Inside the Ransom Business

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198815471
eISBN:
9780191853159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815471.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems, Public and Welfare

This chapter concludes the book with four reflections on how readers can shift power away from kidnappers, protect at-risk populations, and safeguard hostages. First, hostages can help smooth their ... More


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