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The company : a short history of a revolutionary idea, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge

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The company : a short history of a revolutionary idea
Title
The company
Title remainder
a short history of a revolutionary idea
Statement of responsibility
John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
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Language
eng
Summary
A unique history of Britain's most influential invention - from the East India Company to Enron The present day might be called a corporate age but the power of the company is nothing new: From Renaissance Italy to the British East India Company, it is impossible to understand the history of the last few hundred years without placing the humble company at the centre of the picture. What other institution could have produced the slave trade, opium wars, the stock market and the British Empire, the 'company man' and globalization? The history of the company includes some shocking tales, since companies have always rewarded some of the most greedy and unscrupulous - but they have also undoubtedly shaped the modern world. Today companies are increasingly regulated, but will there always be a new South Sea Bubble or another Enron? The authors extend their historical account to look at the company's future, which is, surprisingly, as smaller and more diverse. They explode the myth of a 'silent takeover' by corporations and challenge the assumptions of the anti-globalization movement, but make the ongoing power of the company abundantly clear
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StDuBDS
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Micklethwait, John
Index
index present
LC call number
HD2721
LC item number
.M4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wooldridge, Adrian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Business enterprises
Label
The company : a short history of a revolutionary idea, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Utopia Limited -- 1. Merchants and Monopolists, 3000 B.C.-A.D. 1500 -- 2. Imperialists and Speculators, 1500-1750 -- 3. A Prolonged and Painful Birth, 1750-1862 -- 4. The Rise of Big Business in America, 1862-1913 -- 5. The Rise of Big Business in Britain, Germany, and Japan, 1850-1950 -- 6. The Triumph of Managerial Capitalism, 1913-1975 -- 7. The Corporate Paradox, 1975-2002 -- 8. Agents of Influence: Multinationals, 1850-2002 -- Conclusion: The Future of the Company
Control code
704900048
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 214 p.
Isbn
9780753820407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The company : a short history of a revolutionary idea, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Utopia Limited -- 1. Merchants and Monopolists, 3000 B.C.-A.D. 1500 -- 2. Imperialists and Speculators, 1500-1750 -- 3. A Prolonged and Painful Birth, 1750-1862 -- 4. The Rise of Big Business in America, 1862-1913 -- 5. The Rise of Big Business in Britain, Germany, and Japan, 1850-1950 -- 6. The Triumph of Managerial Capitalism, 1913-1975 -- 7. The Corporate Paradox, 1975-2002 -- 8. Agents of Influence: Multinationals, 1850-2002 -- Conclusion: The Future of the Company
Control code
704900048
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 214 p.
Isbn
9780753820407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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