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The Resource Merchants to multinationals : British trading companies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Merchants to multinationals : British trading companies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

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Merchants to multinationals : British trading companies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Title
Merchants to multinationals
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British trading companies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
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Language
eng
Summary
Annotation Merchants to Multinationals examines the evolution of multinational trading companies from the eighteenth century to the present day. During the Industrial Revolution, British merchants established overseas branches which became major trade intermediaries and subsequently engaged in foreign direct investment. Complex multinational business groups emerged controlling large investments in natural resources, processing, and services in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. While theories of the firm predict the demise over time of merchant firms, this book identifies the continued resilience of British trading companies despite the changing political and business environments of the twentieth century. Like Japanese trading companies, they 're-invented' themselves in successive generations. The competences of the trading companies resided in their information-gathering, relationship-building, human resource, and corporate governance systems. This book provides a new dimension to the literature on international business through the focus on multinational service firms and its evolutionary approach based on confidential business records
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1952-
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Jones, Geoffrey
Dewey number
338.8 8941 009034
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Oxford University Press
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  • Trading companies
  • International business enterprises
  • Investments, British
  • International trade
Target audience
adult
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Merchants to multinationals : British trading companies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
black and white
Control code
ocn191826869
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (414 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199249992
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unknown
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)191826869
Label
Merchants to multinationals : British trading companies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
black and white
Control code
ocn191826869
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (414 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199249992
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191826869

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