Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
xvii, 717 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Handbook of business history
Includes bibliographical references and index.
PART I: APPROACHES AND DEBATES-- 1. Introduction-- 2. Business History and History-- 3. Economic Theory and Business History-- 4. Business History and Economic Development-- 5. Business History and Management Studies-- 6. The Historical Alternatives Approach-- 7. Globalization-- PART II: FORMS OF BUSINESS ORGANIZATION-- 8. Big Business-- 9. Family Business-- 10. Industrial Districts and Regional Clusters-- 11. Business Groups and Interfirm Networks-- 12. Cartels-- 13. Business Interest Associations-- PART III: FUNCTIONS OF ENTERPRISE-- 14. Banking and Finance-- 15. Technology and Innovation-- 16. Design and Engineering-- 17. Marketing and Distribution-- 18. The Management of Labor and Human Resources-- 19. Accounting, Information, and Communication Systems-- 20. Corporate Governance-- PART IV: ENTERPRISE AND SOCIETY-- 21. Entrepreneurship-- 22. Business and the State-- 23. Skill Formation and Training-- 24. Business Education-- 25. Business Culture.
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This Handbook provides a state-of-the-art survey of research in business history. Business historians study the historical evolution of business systems, entrepreneurs and firms, as well as their interaction with their political, economic, and social environment. They address issues of central concern to researchers in management studies and business administration, as well as economics, sociology and political science, and to historians. They employ a range of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, but all share a belief in the importance of understanding change over time. The Oxford Handbook of Business History has brought together leading scholars to provide a comprehensive, critical, and interdisciplinary examination of business history, organized into four parts: Approaches and Debates; Forms of Business Organization; Functions of Enterprise; and Enterprise and Society. The Handbook shows that business history is a wide-ranging and dynamic area of study, generating compelling empirical data, which has sometimes confirmed and sometimes contested widely-held views in management and the social sciences.The Oxford Handbook of Business History is a key reference work for scholars and advanced students of Business History, and a fascinating resource for social scientists in general. (source: Nielsen Book Data)