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Merchants to multinationals : British trading companies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Author: Geoffrey Jones
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Merchants to Multinationals' provides a study of the evolution of British-owned international trading companies worldwide from the late 18th century through to the start of the 21st century.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Jones
ISBN: 0199249997 9780199249992
OCLC Number: 48532351
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Awards: Winner of Wadsworth Prize for Business History 2001.
Description: 416 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Trading Companies in Theory and History ; 2. Foundations ; 3. From Trade to Investment ; 4. Trading in Crisis ; 5. Concentration and Diversification ; 6. Business Groups ; 7. Governance and Human Resources ; 8. External Relationships ; 9. Natural Resources ; 10. Traders as Manufacturers ; 11. End Game ; 12. Conclusion ; Appendix 1. Post-tax return on net capital employed of selected British trading companies, 1895-1998 ; Appendix 2. Pre-tax return on net capital employed of selected British trading companies, 1948-1998 ; Appendix 3. Sources for calculations on capital employed of British trading companies
Responsibility: Geoffrey Jones.

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