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Shopping in Ancient Rome: The Retail Trade in the Late Republic and the Principate

Claire Holleran

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199698219
eISBN:
9780191741326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698219.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Given the remarkable concentration of consumers in ancient Rome, the vast majority of whom were entirely reliant on the market for survival, a functioning retail trade was vital to the survival of ... More


Introduction

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the development of the mail order industry in Britain. It argues that in order to set the history of the mail order sector in Britain, as ... More


General Mail Order Retailing in Britain: Origins and Development till 1939

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter provides a history of British mail order retailing, tracing its development from its origins in the watch clubs established by the Fattorini family and other late-19th century pioneers ... More


The Evolution of Mail Order Retailing in Post-war Britain

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter presents an account of the rapid expansion of mail order in the quarter of a century after 1950. With the outbreak of war in 1939, Britain's mail order retailers were faced with severe ... More


Working-Class Life, Consumer Credit, and the Making of Agency Mail Order

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter explores the role of the spare-time agent, from the watch club organizer of the late 19th century through to the working housewife and mother a century later. By the end of the 1930s, ... More


Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century: Decline and Renaissance?

Richard Coopey and Peter Lyth (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199226009
eISBN:
9780191710315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226009.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This book brings together chapters from the leading historians of British business. The contributors were asked to consider the renaissance in the British economy during the closing decades of the ... More


Fashion Retail

Christel Lane and Jocelyn Probert

in National Capitalisms, Global Production Networks: Fashioning the Value Chain in the UK, US, and Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199214815
eISBN:
9780191721779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214815.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter provides an investigation of the following questions: why power passed from producers to retailers; how retailers utilize their dominance in the chain; and whether this imbalance of ... More


The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

James W. Cortada

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This book chronicles how sixteen American industries in the manufacturing, transportation, wholesale, and retail sectors have used computers since 1950. It explores the role this technology played, ... More


Patterns and Practices in Three Retail Industries: Grocery, Apparel, and E-tailing

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes how computers were used and changed the nature of work in the grocery and apparel industries and how people use the Internet to do their shopping. It also describes the extent ... More


Conclusion: How Computers Changed the American Economy

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter argues that computers fundamentally changed the daily work of the American economy in the late 20th century in manufacturing, transportation, and wholesale and retail industries and ... More


National Capitalisms, Global Production Networks: Fashioning the Value Chain in the UK, US, and Germany

Christel Lane and Jocelyn Probert

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199214815
eISBN:
9780191721779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214815.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This book studies the way that British, American, and German firms in the clothing industry (manufacturing and retail) co-ordinate and govern their global production networks/value chains. It offers ... More


Mail Order Agency in Post-war Britain: The Agent, The Company, and The Customer

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the importance of the relationship between mail order and ‘free’ consumer credit. British mail order houses helped their customers finance their purchases by allowing them ... More


Conclusion

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This concluding chapter presents a synthesis of the topics discussed in the preceding chapters. The development of general mail order retailing in Britain is discussed, from the late 19th century to ... More


Presence of Wholesale and Retail Industries in the American Economy

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes the size, form, presence, and role of wholesale and retail industries over the last half century in America. The chapter provides both an economic and business description of ... More


Political Parties in Costa Rica: Democratic Stability and Party System Change in a Latin American Context

John A. Booth

in Party Politics in New Democracies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199289653
eISBN:
9780191710964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289653.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Arising from the 1948 Costa Rican civil war, a multiparty system developed in Costa Rica under a social democratic National Liberation Party (PLN) that dominated the polity for decades. Small ... More


British Retail Banking in the Twentieth Century: Decline and Renaissance in Industrial Lending

Lucy Newton

in Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century: Decline and Renaissance?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199226009
eISBN:
9780191710315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226009.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The ‘Big Five’ banks dominated British retail banking before 1939 and provided strength and stability in the financial sector. Yet after 1945, these institutions lost their dominance as providers of ... More


Increasing Value? Modern British Retailing in the Late Twentieth Century

Carlo Morelli

in Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century: Decline and Renaissance?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199226009
eISBN:
9780191710315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226009.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The rise of large-scale retailing represents arguably one of the success stories of British business in the second half of the 20th century. Growing consumer prosperity after the Second World War saw ... More


Leviathan and the Investment Banks

Alan D. Morrison and William J. Wilhelm Jr.

in Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296576
eISBN:
9780191712036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296576.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter traces developments in the investment banking industry in the first half of the 20th century. It discusses the contemporary reasoning that led away from the minimal state and towards a ... More


Paths to Development

Martin Ruef

in Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter argues that familiar paths to economic development such as investments in railroad infrastructure, banking, and market centers, produced unpredictable returns for Southern communities in ... More


Culture and Consumption

Viviana A. Zelizer

in Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139364
eISBN:
9781400836253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139364.003.0020
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter focuses on the intersections of culture and consumption. It takes up recent investigations of consumption outside of sociology; sociological studies of consumption, outside the claimed ... More


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