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Commentary 6.9: Perspective of a Global Retailer

Mike Barry

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

We are reaching a time when several underlying assumptions about good business practice are becoming undermined. The environment is not tolerant, governments will not back up forever, and customers ... More


Indigenous Business and Financial Practices

Kshama V. Kaushik and Kaushik Dutta

in India Means Business: How the Elephant Earned its Stripes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072614
eISBN:
9780199081592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072614.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes various indigenous financial and business practices. A unique social innovation developed in ancient India, a merchant guild or sreni or nigama was akin to a corporate ... 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


Indian Business: An Introduction

Kshama V. Kaushik and Kaushik Dutta

in India Means Business: How the Elephant Earned its Stripes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072614
eISBN:
9780199081592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072614.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Providing an overview of events, policies, and practices relating to commerce and business prevailing in the country from 1800s to the present, this chapter introduces the reader to factors that ... More


India Means Business: How the Elephant Earned its Stripes

Kshama Kaushik and Kaushik Dutta

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072614
eISBN:
9780199081592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072614.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book traces the evolution of business in India from the pre-British Raj days to look at the forces that have shaped Indian commerce and economy. It presents a well-rounded picture of the ... More


The French Way: Economy, Society, and Culture in the 1990s

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/9780691151816.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In 1990s, the French saw America as both an incentive for change and an example to be shunned. If the New World's successes—for example, in economic growth—were admired, the ways Americans employed ... More


Successful Business Practices of Modern India

Kshama V. Kaushik and Kaushik Dutta

in India Means Business: How the Elephant Earned its Stripes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072614
eISBN:
9780199081592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072614.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter describes several business practices that have proved successful in modern India. These include the cooperative movement, microcredit or micro-financing, and off-shoring. Indian ... More


China and Capitalism: A History of Business Enterprise in Modern China

David Faure

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097834
eISBN:
9789882206694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097834.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book provides an original, clear approach to the development of business in China from 1500 to the 1990s, and sheds new light on the strengths and weaknesses of Chinese business today. The book ... More


Private Market Access Barriers

Chris Noonan

in The Emerging Principles of International Competition Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199207527
eISBN:
9780191708817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207527.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Competition Law

This chapter analyses the case for an international obligation for countries to enact and enforce a competition law to prevent anticompetitive conduct that creates market access barriers. It examines ... More


Human rights and self-regulation in the apparel industry

Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt

in Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574124
eISBN:
9780191721816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.003.007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the evolution of regulatory regimes in the apparel industry as a comparison with efforts to regulate PMSCs. Lessons learned from the efforts of the Fair Labor Association and ... More


The Influence of Catholic Social Teaching on the Democratic Practice of Corporate Social Responsibility: A Study from Indonesia

Francisca Ninik Yudianti

in Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267309
eISBN:
9780823272334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267309.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Do the principles and frameworks provided by Catholic Social Teaching (CST) have any effect today on the processes of democratic practices and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Catholic-owned ... More


The Dynamic Firm: The Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions

Alfred D. Chandler, Peter Hagstrom, and Örjan Sölvell (eds)

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296041
eISBN:
9780191596070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296045.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Business strategy is becoming increasingly ’pluralist’, drawing on the insights of different disciplines and business practice in different parts of the world. This book brings together, under three ... More


When People Thrive, Business Thrives

Larry Cohen

in Prevention Diaries: The Practice and Pursuit of Health for All

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190623821
eISBN:
9780190623852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190623821.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses taking actions against harmful business practices. Once people accept that there are businesses whose core practices and products lines are fundamentally harmful to health and ... More


Alliance Capitalism: The Social Organization of Japanese Business

Michael Gerlach

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520208896
eISBN:
9780520919105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520208896.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Business practices in Japan inspire fierce and even acrimonious debate, especially when they are compared to American ones. This book attempts to explain the remarkable economic success of Japan in ... More


Problems of Substance

Nancy S. Kim

in Wrap Contracts: Foundations and Ramifications

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199336975
eISBN:
9780199356003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336975.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter explains how companies strategically use wrap contracts to acquire rights without bargaining and to establish and embed by stealth practices before users and regulators realize what has ... More


The Japanese Firm: Sources of Competitive Strength

Masahiko Aoki and Ronald Dore (eds)

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288152
eISBN:
9780191684579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288152.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book seeks to explain and understand aspects of the firm in the Japanese economic system, and to explain the corporate success of Japan. The book is interdisciplinary, uses theoretical and ... More


Introduction

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/9780231153270.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This introductory chapter first explains the rationale behind the present volume. The author briefly recounts the events leading up to his realization that nobody has yet described the ancient ... More


The Antebellum Merchant in Southern Society

Frank J. Byrne

in Becoming Bourgeois: Merchant Culture in the South, 1820-1865

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124049
eISBN:
9780813134857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124049.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the reputation and societal standing of the antebellum merchant family in the antebellum American South. It explains that the business activities that ordered the internal lives ... More


The Nature of the Firm

Patrick L. Anderson

in The Economics of Business Valuation: Towards a Value Functional Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804758307
eISBN:
9780804783224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758307.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents three competing definitions of the firm, including a common definition of any organization that has a profit motive, a modern neoclassical definition of a transaction ... More


Introduction

David Faure

in China and Capitalism: A History of Business Enterprise in Modern China

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622097834
eISBN:
9789882206694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622097834.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This book outlines the history of Chinese business and argues that business practices in China have been shaped by broader trends in the evolution of the Chinese state and society since 1500. It ... More


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