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The Resource Commerce and culture : nineteenth-century business elites, [edited by] Robert Lee, (electronic book)

Commerce and culture : nineteenth-century business elites, [edited by] Robert Lee, (electronic book)

Label
Commerce and culture : nineteenth-century business elites
Title
Commerce and culture
Title remainder
nineteenth-century business elites
Statement of responsibility
[edited by] Robert Lee
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Considerable attention has recently been focused on the importance of social networks and business culture in reducing transaction costs, both in the pre-industrial period and during the nineteenth century. This book brings together twelve original contributions by scholars in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, and North America which represent important and innovative research on this topic. They cover two broad themes. First, the role of business culture in determining commercial success, in particular the importance of familial, religious, ethnic and associational connections in the working lives of merchants and the impact of business practices on family life. Second, the wider institutional and political framework for business operations, in particular the relationship between the political economy of trade and the cultural world of merchants in an era of transition from personal to corporate structures. These key themes are developed in three separate sections, each with four contributions. They focus, in turn, on the role of culture in building and preserving businesses; the interplay between institutions, networks and power in determining commercial success or failure; and the significance of faith and the family in influencing business strategies and the direction of merchant enterprise. The wider historiographical context of the individual contributions is discussed in an extended introductory chapter which sets out the overall agenda of the book and provides a broader comparative framework for analysing the specific issues covered in each of the three sections. Taken together the collection offers an important addition to the available literature in this field and will attract a wide readership amongst business, cultural, maritime, economic, social and urban historians, as well as historical anthropologists, sociologists and other social scientists whose research embraces a longer-term perspective"--Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
381.09/034
Index
index present
LC call number
HF497
LC item number
.C66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lee, W. Robert
Series statement
Modern economic and social history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commerce
  • Corporate culture
  • Industrial sociology
Label
Commerce and culture : nineteenth-century business elites, [edited by] Robert Lee, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC793214
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 343 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781409434368
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Commerce and culture : nineteenth-century business elites, [edited by] Robert Lee, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC793214
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 343 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781409434368
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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