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End Game

Geoffrey Jones

in Merchants to Multinationals: British Trading Companies in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249992
eISBN:
9780191596483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249997.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter investigates the disappearance of most of the British trading companies between the 1980s and 2000. Although some firms suffered from failed strategies to diversify into regions and ... More


Industrialists

Theodore Zeldin

in A History of French Passions: Volume 1: Ambition, Love, and Politics

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221777
eISBN:
9780191678493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221777.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The picture of France as a country of small firms is supported by global statistics, though the statistics conceal almost as much as they reveal. This chapter discusses the family firm theory of ... More


The Family Firm in Tool Steelmaking

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Steel City: Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology in Sheffield 1743-1993

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288664
eISBN:
9780191684623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288664.003.0073
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The First World War served as the turning point not only for the steel industry of Sheffield, but for the development of the economy of Britain on the whole. Before 1914, the initial steel boom may ... More


South Korea

Gordon Redding and Michael A. Witt

in The Future of Chinese Capitalism: Choices and Chances: Choices and Chances

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199575879
eISBN:
9780191702204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575879.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter describes South Korea-style capitalism. The culture, government, institutions and business system of South Korea are described. It is noted that the South Korean business system is a ... More


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