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Early Life, the First World War, and Glove‐Making

Edward Brech, Andrew Thomson, and John F. Wilson

in Lyndall Urwick, Management Pioneer: A Biography

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199541966
eISBN:
9780191715433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541966.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

This chapter first examines Urwick's antecedents as a son of two glove‐making families and his middle‐class upbringing with education at public school and Oxford. After a brief period in the family ... More


Parting Patriarchs of the Family Firms

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

in The Hero’s Farewell: What Happens When CEOs Retire

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195065831
eISBN:
9780199854899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195065831.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The conflict and confusion that follow in the wake of monarchic departures can be found as well following the other leadership departure styles if they occur in a family firm. To gain further ... More


Pragmatism

Matthew Gill

in Accountants' Truth: Knowledge and Ethics in the Financial World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547142
eISBN:
9780191720017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547142.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Accountants sometimes approach their work with a pragmatism which simply brackets the question of truthfulness out of everyday consideration. Yet even accountants disillusioned with technocratism are ... 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


Differences in Ownership Structures across Countries

WOOJIN KIM

in International Finance: A Survey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199754656
eISBN:
9780199979462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754656.003.0027
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, International

This chapter summarizes stylized facts on corporate ownership and control structures around the world and their impact on managerial decisions and firm performance. Recent literature suggests that ... More


The Second Pillar: Contractual Arrangements

Joseph A. McCahery and Erik P. M. Vermeulen

in Corporate Governance of Non-Listed Companies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203406
eISBN:
9780191707780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203406.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter shows that hybrid business vehicles usually offer firms the freedom to contractually establish the rights and obligations within their organizational structure, which accounts for the ... 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 Circulation of Men and Credit: The Commenda and the Family Firm

Sebouh David Aslanian

in From the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean: The Global Trade Networks of Armenian Merchants from New Julfa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266872
eISBN:
9780520947573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266872.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter explores the role of the commenda contract in Julfan trade during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries by situating the commenda within the context of the “family firm,” the basic ... More


Social Democracies and Agency Costs: Raising the Stakes

Mark J. Joe

in Political Determinants of Corporate Governance: Political Context, Corporate Impact

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199205301
eISBN:
9780191695612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205301.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter discusses social democracies and agency costs. Social democracies raised agency costs for shareholders in the public firm and the shareholders' natural reaction would have been to use an ... More


Gentlemanly Values, Education, and the Industrial Spirit

F. M. L. THOMPSON

in Gentrification and the Enterprise Culture: Britain 1780-1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243303
eISBN:
9780191714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243303.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

It has been strongly maintained, most influentially by Corelli Barnett and Martin Wiener, that public schools and the older universities carry a heavy responsibility for the disappointing performance ... More


Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New Order: The Occupied Lower Yangzi, 1937-1945

Parks Coble

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232686
eISBN:
9780520928299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232686.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book examines the devastating impact of Japan's invasion and occupation of the lower Yangzi on China's emerging modern-business community. Arguing that the war gravely weakened Chinese ... More


Europe: Cultural Adjustment to a New Kind of Capitalism?

Harold James

in Perspectives on the Performance of the Continental Economies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015318
eISBN:
9780262295413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015318.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter first examines the political and public policy response to globalization, and why the current European reaction is so problematic. It then considers alternative sources of resilience ... More


The Evolutionary Dynamics of Diversified Business Groups in the West

Asli M. Colpan and Takashi Hikino

in Business Groups in the West: Origins, Evolution, and Resilience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198717973
eISBN:
9780191787591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717973.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, International Business

This chapter examines the historical origins, evolutionary paths, and long-term resilience of diversified business groups in the economies of Western Europe, North America, and Oceania from the ... More


Germany

Harm G. Schröter

in Business Groups in the West: Origins, Evolution, and Resilience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198717973
eISBN:
9780191787591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717973.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, International Business

Up to now little attention has been paid to business groups as a form of enterprise in Germany. It is consequently surprising that during the twentieth century perhaps a quarter of the largest 100 ... More


Future Outlook for Indian Multinationals

Sumon Kumar Bhaumik

in Emerging Indian Multinationals: Strategic Players in a Multipolar World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199466467
eISBN:
9780199086832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466467.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

Outward investment from India has increased significantly since the turn of the century. This chapter traces the evolution of Indian MNEs since the 1960s and takes a view about the future of ... More


France

Youssef cassis

in Business Groups in the West: Origins, Evolution, and Resilience

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198717973
eISBN:
9780191787591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198717973.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, International Business

This chapter discusses business groups within the context of the development of large enterprises in France. The latter have predominantly taken the form of holding companies (usually called groupes) ... More


Becoming the World's Biggest Brewer: Artois, Piedboeuf, and Interbrew (1880-2000)

Kenneth Bertrams, Julien Del Marmol, Sander Geerts, and Eline Poelmans

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198829089
eISBN:
9780191867514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829089.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

AB InBev is today’s uncontested world leader of the beer market. It represents over 20 per cent of global beer sales, with more than 450 million hectolitres a year flowing all around the world. Its ... More


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