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|Notes:||Originally published: 2000.|
|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|
... good source material replete with a lot of case studies as to how the British trading companies have evolved to make their mark over globabl trade and become common household names today. DAWN,