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Beyond the bottom line : socially innovative business owners

Author: Jack Quarter
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Quorum Books, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jack Quarter examines the practices of business owners who use their firms as laboratories for social innovation. After placing this phenomenon in historical perspective and discussing the 19th century British industrialist Robert Owen, he provides eleven case studies of contemporary innovators from six countries - the UK, US, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, and New Zealand."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Quarter
ISBN: 1567204147 9781567204148
OCLC Number: 50381335
Description: xii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Robert Owen : The historical tradition --
2. The John Lewis partnership --
3. The Scott Bader commonwealth --
4. Endenburg electric --
5. Allied plywood --
6. The Baxi partnership and the Tullis Russell group --
7. Harpell's press --
8. The body shop --
9. Inmate enterprises and the K.T. footwear --
10. Wilkhahn --
11. An interpretative framework.
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