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Coase Revisited: Business Groups in the Modern Economy

Mark Granovetter

in Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290964
eISBN:
9780191596162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290969.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Ronald Coase's celebrated query as to why economic actors typically aggregate into entities called ‘firms’ rather than transacting as individuals in a market has engendered a vigorous stream of ... More


Economics and Empire: The Periphery and the Imperial Economy

B. R. Tomlinson

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The two ‘paramount’ reasons for ‘the transformation of the earth’ in the modern period have been ‘the explosive increase of European population and its movement overseas, and the rise of the modern ... More


Evolutionary Innovations

Maureen D. McKelvey

in Evolutionary Innovations: The Business of Biotechnology

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297246
eISBN:
9780191685316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297246.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

This chapter analyses parallel historical technological innovation processes in order to develop more general theories and comments about technological change in modern market economies. A ... More


Economic Patterns and Transitions in the Tibetan Autonomous Region

Rong MA

in Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622092020
eISBN:
9789882207288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622092020.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Considering how many studies have focused on Tibetan religion, history, traditional culture, the Han migration, human rights, and ethnic relations, much attention has yet to be given to Tibet's ... More


Debt, Credit, and Poverty in Early Modern England

Craig Muldrew

in A Debtor World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Debt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199873722
eISBN:
9780199980000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873722.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter presents a historical examination of credit and debt. Through an exploration of the origins of credit in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England as the modern mercantile ... More


Saving the Nation: Economic Modernity in Republican China

Margherita Zanasi

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226978734
eISBN:
9780226978741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226978741.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Economic modernity is so closely associated with nationhood that it is impossible to imagine a modern state without an equally modern economy. Even so, most people would have difficulty defining a ... More


Introduction: The Pursuit of Plumes

Sarah Abrevaya Stein

in Plumes: Ostrich Feathers, Jews, and a Lost World of Global Commerce

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300127362
eISBN:
9780300142853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300127362.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the role of the Jews in the history of ostrich farming and plume trade. The book explores the involvement of the Jews in the ... More


“An Anomaly in the Indian Service”

Joshua L. Reid

in The Sea Is My Country: The Maritime World of the Makahs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300209907
eISBN:
9780300213683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300209907.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

With their access and rights protected in the Treaty of Neah Bay, Makah whalers and sealers continued to bring wealth to their people during the second half of the nineteenth century. This chapter ... More


Water in the Modern Era: Toward a Global Crisis?

Edward B. Barbier

in The Water Paradox: Overcoming the Global Crisis in Water Management

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300224436
eISBN:
9780300240573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300224436.003.0004
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter looks at the use of water in the modern economy, focusing on the period from the 1900s to the present day. Throughout human history, economic progress has been linked with increased ... More


Postscript

Yves Balasko

in General Equilibrium Theory of Value

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691146799
eISBN:
9781400838912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691146799.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the topicality of the standard model. The general equilibrium model studied in this book, a model that we can call the standard model, offers us a ... More


Work in Postindustrial America

Shannon Gleeson

in Conflicting Commitments: The Politics of Enforcing Immigrant Worker Rights in San Jose and Houston

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451218
eISBN:
9780801465772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451218.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter is an overview of the evolution of the postindustrial United States and in particular the path San Jose and Houston have taken. It sketches the history and economic progress of Silicon ... More


Rome's Imperial Economy: Twelve Essays

W. V. Harris

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199595167
eISBN:
9780191804564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199595167.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Imperial Rome has a name for wealth and luxury, but was the economy of the Roman Empire as a whole a success, by the standards of pre-modern economies? This book includes chapters on this much-argued ... More


British Banking: Continuity and Change from 1694 to the Present

Ranald C. Michie

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198727361
eISBN:
9780191793516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727361.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This is the first study of the entire British banking system from its origins in the late seventeenth century until the present. It analyses what made the British banking system the most resilient ... More


Is It Strategic to Attract the Service Activities of Multinational Firms? Some Empirical Evidence

Fabrice Defever

in Foreign Direct Investment and the Multinational Enterprise

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026451
eISBN:
9780262269124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026451.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

In this chapter, preproduction and postproduction service activities are studied using a set of data of almost 11,000 location choices, collected by consulting group Ernst & Young. Through the ... More


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