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The growth and dissolution of a large-scale business enterprise : the Furness interest 1892-1919

Author: Gordon Boyce; International Maritime Economic History Association,
Publisher: St. John's, Newfoundland : International Maritime Economic History Association, 2012.
Series: Research in maritime history, no. 49.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Boyce; International Maritime Economic History Association,
ISBN: 9780986497391 0986497398
OCLC Number: 853505565
Notes: Substantial Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D)--London School of Economics and Political Science, 1984.
Description: xx, 402 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Furness' Shipping Services: growth by organic means in the 1880s --
The 1890s: Furness Withy's expansion by acquisition and promotion --
Diversification into the industrial sector, 1895-1901 --
Trouble on the transatlantic route: the formation of the IMM and Furness' response --
The growth of shipping services, 1902-1909 --
Industrial operations and performance, 1900-1914 --
The growth of the shipping interests, 1910-1919 --
Structury --
Finance --
Holding company investment activities and intermediary operations --
Personnel --
Furness --
Dissolution --
Appendix 1: Development of the combined fleet, 1900-1919 --
Appendix 2a: Patterns of ownership: the Furness Group, 1919 --
Appendix 2b: Reorganization of branch offices and superintending departments, 1911-1912 --
Appendix 3a: Fluctuations in freights, profits, tonnage afloat and merchant shipping output --
Appendix 3b: Output of merchant tonnage (excluding warships) 1892-1913 --
Appendix 3c: Flucuations in the price of a 7500-ton cargo steamer, 1898-1913 --
Appendix 4: Development of the Furness Group: principal promotions, acquisitions and divestments, 1880-1919 --
Appendix 5: Northern allies and maritime associates --
Appendix 6: Contemporary accounting law and conventions, 1845-1914 --
Appendix 7: Lord Furness' movements, 1899-1912.
Series Title: Research in maritime history, no. 49.
Responsibility: Gordon Boyce.

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