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Accounting and strategy: towards understanding the historical genesis of modern business and military strategy

Keith Hoskin, Richard Macve, and John Stone

in Contemporary Issues in Management Accounting

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199283361
eISBN:
9780191712623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283361.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter addresses the following double question: precisely how and when did the modern practice of strategy and its theorization emerge? What is its historical and thereby present link to ... More


The Merchant Family as a Business Enterprise

C. A. Bayly

in Rulers, Townsmen and Bazaars: North Indian Society in the Age of British Expansion 1770-1870

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077466
eISBN:
9780199081110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077466.003.0026
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter considers the merchant family in north India during pre-colonial and early periods as a business enterprise. It suggests that many of the patterns of behaviour which seem to characterise ... More


Why Do Countries Privatize?

William Leon Megginson

in The Financial Economics of Privatization

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195150629
eISBN:
9780199835768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150627.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter begins by framing the theoretical debate about the legitimacy and efficiency of state ownership of business enterprises, and then examines the empirical evidence for and against state ... More


The Adventures of Mickey Mouse, Big Mac, and Coke in the Land of the Gauls

Richard F. Kuisel

in The French Way: How France Embraced and Rejected American Values and Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151816
eISBN:
9781400839971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151816.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on major American business enterprises in France. It addresses three issues. First, did Coca-Cola and the others directly export their products, techniques, and strategies to ... More


Management Innovation: Essays in the Spirit of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

William Lazonick and David J. Teece (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695683
eISBN:
9780191738265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695683.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Business History

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. was, by general consensus, the pre-eminent business historian of the twentieth century. Through a prodigious body of work, Chandler made the study of the evolution of business ... More


Business Persons: A Legal Theory of the Firm

Eric W. Orts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199670918
eISBN:
9780191749599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670918.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book explains the legal structure of business firms as they operate in the world today. It describes the legal foundations or “matrix” from which all firms are built, managed, and governed. The ... More


Were Antebellum Cotton Plantations Factories in the Field?

Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode

in Enterprising America: Businesses, Banks, and Credit Markets in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226261621
eISBN:
9780226261768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261768.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Using census data, plantation records, and narrative evidence, we investigate whether the popular expression "factories in the field" appropriately characterizes antebellum cotton plantations. Based ... More


Corporate America

Susan L. Mizruchi

in The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807832509
eISBN:
9781469605678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887967_mizruchi.11
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses a general economic commitment to diversification, toward manufacturing, banking, and services and away from agriculture, which proved beneficial to American investors and ... More


Business

Daniel K. Finn

in The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life: An Extension and Critique of Caritas in Veritate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199858354
eISBN:
9780199949472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858354.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Not only does Pope Benedict provide Caritas in veritate with deep theological roots, but the branches of the tree extend into the practical world of business, where Benedict acknowledges the ... More


The Unofficial Economy in Africa

Rafael La Porta and Andrei Shleifer

in African Successes, Volume I: Government and Institutions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226316222
eISBN:
9780226316369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316369.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

We examine the productivity of informal firms (those that are not registered with the government) in 24 African countries using field work and World Bank firm level data. We find that productivity ... More


Criminal Enterprises, Markets, and Industries

Geoff Dean, Ivar Fahsing, and Petter Gottschalk

in Organized Crime: Policing Illegal Business Entrepreneurialism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578436
eISBN:
9780191807268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578436.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter examines how a criminally-oriented business enterprise works using a business development model as the operating framework. It first considers the microeconomics of criminal market ... More


Luxuriant Growth: The Walkers and Black Economic Nationalism

Kate Dossett

in Bridging Race Divides: Black Nationalism, Feminism, and Integration in the United States, 1896-1935

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031408
eISBN:
9780813039282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031408.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the work of the legendary black businesswoman Madam J. C. Walker and her daughter A'Lelia who found a niche for themselves within black organizations as well as in political ... More


Organized Crime: Policing Illegal Business Entrepreneurialism

Geoff Dean, Ivar Fahsing, and Petter Gottschalk

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578436
eISBN:
9780191807268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578436.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Organised crime in the twenty-first century is a knowledge war that poses an incalculable global threat to the world economy and harm to society — the economic and social costs are estimated at ... More


The Evolution of Corporate Criminal Law

in Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds: The Failure of Corporate Criminal Liability

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226470405
eISBN:
9780226470429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226470429.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter focuses on the evolution of corporate criminal law in America. The historical phases of the substantive corporate criminal law discussed in the chapter share the tension accompanying the ... More


Black Women’s Representation

Nadia E. Brown

in Sisters in the Statehouse: Black Women and Legislative Decision Making

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199352432
eISBN:
9780199352456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199352432.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 3 utilizes elite interviews to investigate how the intersection of the multiplicity of Black women’s identities affects their decision-making process. It evaluates the extent to which the ... More


Roman Businesses

Keith Roberts

in The Origins of Business, Money, and Markets

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153270
eISBN:
9780231526852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153270.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes important Roman businesses other than agribusiness and public contracting. The businesses fall into three broad categories: manufacturing, trade, and services. Much ... More


Entrepreneurialism of Organized Crime

Geoff Dean, Ivar Fahsing, and Petter Gottschalk

in Organized Crime: Policing Illegal Business Entrepreneurialism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199578436
eISBN:
9780191807268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578436.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter explores the business dynamics of high-end, entrepreneurially-driven organised crime in its ruthless pursuit of profits and relentless desire to outsmart law enforcement. It first ... More


Governments and Business

Tan Cheng-Han and Jiangyu Wang

in Covid-19 in Asia: Law and Policy Contexts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197553831
eISBN:
9780197553862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553831.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter evaluates the deleterious effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on business enterprises in Asia. In these extraordinary and unprecedented circumstances, it was not surprising that governments ... More


Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer

Brian Taves

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134222
eISBN:
9780813135939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134222.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Thomas H. Ince (1880–1924) turned movie-making into a business enterprise. Progressing from actor to director and screenwriter, he revolutionized the motion picture industry through developing the ... More


Problem: Discussion Summary

Subramanian Rangan

in Performance and Progress: Essays on Capitalism, Business, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198744283
eISBN:
9780191805691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744283.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This section of the book summarizes the discussion in the five chapters that have covered the first theme in this book: problem. The chapters in this section have been devoted to achieving clarity ... More


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