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Joseph Chamberlain : entrepreneur in politics

Author: Peter T Marsh
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Joseph Chamberlain was the first industrialist to reach the highest sphere of British politics. Conspicuously successful as a young man in Birmingham's metal-manufacturing industry, he later tackled politics as business, venture by venture, innovative in organisation as well as product, alert to the importance of accounting and marketing. Aggressive and direct in both personality and principle, Chamberlain was loyal
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Joseph Chamberlain; Joseph Chamberlain; Joseph Chamberlain; Joseph Chamberlain; Joseph Chamberlain
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter T Marsh
ISBN: 0300058012 9780300058017
OCLC Number: 29518953
Description: xvii, 725 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Roots of the Enterprise: c l7OO-l854; Screw King:1854-1869; The Transfer from Business to Politics: 1867-1874; Civic Investment: 1869-1880; Organizational Innovation: 1876-1880; Assertive Apprentice: 1880-1884; Rising Expectations: 1884-1885; Overextension: 1885; The Crash: 1885-1886; In Bankruptcy: 1886-1887; New Resources: 1887-1891; Divisional Manager: 1891-1895; Evading Discredit: 1895-1897; Imperial Investment: 1895-1898; Test of Investments: 1899; The Business of War: 1900-1902; Dual Directors: 1902-1903; Hastened Culmination: 1903; The All-Consuming Venture: 1903-1906; Paralysis: 1906-1914; Notes; Manuscript Collections Consulted.
Responsibility: Peter T. Marsh.

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Based on archives worldwide, this work explores the political involvements of this British industrialist. The study reveals Chamberlain's aggressive approach to Britain's problems between 1867 and  Read more...

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