The rise of the modern firm [Research Reviews]

Geoffrey Jones and Peter Miskell (2007), 'Acquisitions and Firm Growth: Creating Unilever's Ice Cream and Tea Business', Business History, 49 (1), 8-28 -- Madeleine Zelin (2009), 'The Firm in Early Modern China', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 71, 623-37 -- W...

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Main Author: Jones, Geoffrey
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Friedman, Walter A.
Format: eBook
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd 2011
Series:Elgar research reviews in economics
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Summary:Geoffrey Jones and Peter Miskell (2007), 'Acquisitions and Firm Growth: Creating Unilever's Ice Cream and Tea Business', Business History, 49 (1), 8-28 -- Madeleine Zelin (2009), 'The Firm in Early Modern China', Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 71, 623-37 -- W. Mark Fruin (1980), 'The Family as a Firm and the Firm as a Family in Japan: The Case of Kikkoman Sho ̄yu Company Limited', Journal of Family History, 5, Winter, 432-49 -- Albert Carreras and Xavier Tafunell (1997), 'Spain: Big Manufacturing Firms between State and Market, 1917-1990', in Alfred D. Chandler, Franco Amatori and Takashi Hikino (eds), Big Business and the Wealth of Nations, Chapter 9, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 277-304
This authoritative volume focuses on the rise of modern firms, from their early history to the present day. It considers the role of laws and contracts in shaping the growth and influence of business enterprises. It presents entrepreneurs, executives and the firms they controlled as driving actors in national economies and international growth. Alongside an original introduction the editors have selected work by scholars who have used corporate archives to explore the fine details of how firms actually operated. It also includes work by those who have been influenced by evolutionary, transaction-cost and resource-based theories of the firm. The book will be an essential source of reference for economic historians as well as industrial economists
Ann M. Carlos and Stephen Nicholas (1988), ' "Giants of an Earlier Capitalism " The Chartered Trading Companies as Modern Multinationals', Business History Review, 62 (3), Autumn, 398-419 -- N. McKendrick (1960), 'Josiah Wedgwood: An Eighteenth-Century Entrepreneur in Salesmanship and Marketing Techniques, Economic History Review, 12 (3), 408-33 -- Pat Hudson (1994), 'Financing Firms, 1700-1850', in M.W. Kirby and Mary B. Rose (eds), Business Enterprise in Modern Britain, Chapter 4, London, UK: Routledge, 88-112 -- Eric Hilt (2008), 'When Did Ownership Separate from Control? Corporate Governance in the Early Nineteenth Century', Journal of Economic History, 68 (3), September, 645-85 -- Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. (1965), 'The Railroads: Pioneers in Modern Corporate Management', Business History Review, 39 (1), Spring, 16-40 --
Hartmut Berghoff (2006), 'The End of Family Business? The Mittelstand and German Capitalism in Transition, 1949-2000', Business History Review, 80 (2), Summer, 263-95 -- Peter L. Payne (1980), 'Fields of Enterprise', in The Early Scottish Limited Companies, 1856-1895: An Historical and Analytical Survey, Edinburgh: UK: Scottish Academic Press, 53-74 -- Naomi R. Lamoreaux (1998), 'Partnerships, Corporations, and the Theory of the Firm', American Economic Review, 88 (2), May, 66-71 -- William C. Kirby (1995), 'China Unincorporated: Company Law and Business Enterprise in Twentieth-Century China', Journal of Asian Studies, 54 (1), February, 43-63 -- Aldo Musacchio (2008), 'Can Civil Law Countries Get Good Institutions? Lessons from the History of Creditor Rights and Bond Markets in Brazil', Journal of Economic History, 68 (1), March, 80-108 -- Mira Wilkins (1974), 'International Business in Perspective', in The Maturing of Multinational Enterprise: American Business Abroad from 1914 to 1970, Chapter XV, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 411-39, 564-6 -- Geoffrey Jones and Judith Wale (1998), 'Merchants as Business Groups: British Trading Companies in Asia before 1945', Business History Review, 72 (3), Autumn, 367-408 -- Chiara Betta (2005), 'The Trade Diaspora of Baghdadi Jews: From India to China's Treaty Ports, 1842-1937', in Ina Baghdiantz McCabe, Gelina Harlaftis, and Ioanna Pepelasis Minoglou (eds), Diaspora Entrepreneurial Networks: Four Centuries of History, Chapter 12, New York, NY, Berg Publishers, 269-85
Recommended readings (Machine generated): Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. (1992), 'What is a Firm? A Historical Perspective', European Economic Review, 36, 483-92 -- Mira Wilkins (1986), 'Defining a Firm: History and Theory', in Peter Hertner and Geoffrey Jones (eds), Multinationals: Theory and History, Chapter 5, Aldershot, UK: Gower, 80-95 -- S.R.H. Jones (1997), 'Transaction Costs and the Theory of the Firm: The Scope and Limitations of the New Institutional Approach', Business History, 39 (4), 9-25 -- Karl James Moore and David Charles Lewis (2000), 'Multinational Enterprise in Ancient Phoenicia', Business History, 42 (2), 17-42 -- Constance Jones Mathers (1988), 'Family Partnerships and International Trade in Early Modern Europe: Merchants from Burgos in England and France, 1470-1570', Business History Review, 62 (3), Autumn, 367-97 --
Walter A. Friedman (1998), 'John H. Patterson and the Sales Strategy of the National Cash Register Company, 1884 to 1922', Business History Review, 72 (4), Winter, 552-84 -- Edith T. Penrose (1960), 'The Growth of the Firm - A Case Study: The Hercules Powder Company', Business History Review, 34 (1), Spring, 1-23 -- Alfred D. Chandler, Jr (1976), 'The Development of Modern Management Structure in the US and UK', in Leslie Hannah (ed.), Management Strategy and Business Development, Chapter I, London, UK: Macmillan, 23-51 -- Richard Whittington, Michael Mayer and Francesco Curto (1999), 'Chandlerism in Post-War Europe: Strategic and Structural Change in France, Germany and the UK, 1950-1993', Industrial and Corporate Change, 8 (3), 519-51 -- Robert F. Freeland (1996), 'The Myth of the M-Form? Governance, Consent, and Organizational Change', American Journal of Sociology, 102 (2), September, 483-526 --
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