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Amish enterprise : from plows to profits

Author: Donald B Kraybill; Steven M Nolt
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on interviews with more than 150 Amish entrepreneurs, this book traces the rise and impact of micro-enterprises in Lancaster's Amish settlement since the 1970s, documenting the proliferation of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kraybill, Donald B.
Amish enterprise.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)604684943
Online version:
Kraybill, Donald B.
Amish enterprise.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)609056598
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald B Kraybill; Steven M Nolt
ISBN: 0801850622 9780801850622 0801850630 9780801850639
OCLC Number: 31900108
Description: xiv, 300 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The Cultural Context --
The Roots of Amish Life --
Cultural Resources for Entrepreneurship --
From Plows to Profits --
A Profile of Amish Enterprises --
Homespun Entrepreneurs --
Labor and Human Resources --
Cultural Constraints on Entrepreneurship --
The Moral Boundaries of Business --
Taming the Power of Technology --
Small-Scale Limitations --
The Public Face of Amish Enterprise --
Promotion and Professional Networks --
Coping with Litigation and Liability --
Negotiating with Caesar --
Failure and Success --
The Transformation of Amish Society --
The Fate of a Traditional People --
National Patterns of Amish Work.
Responsibility: Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt.
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""Kraybill studied 1,000 Amish businesses in Lancaster County and found few cases of failure -- and some big successes. Some 15 percent had sales over $100,000, and 7 percent had sales over half a Read more...

 
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