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Entrepreneurial Families

Author : Andrew Popp
ISBN : 9781317321811
Genre : History
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Entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognized as an important facet of economic history. Popp examines the Shaw family business to present a study of entrepreneurism that puts the family centre stage.

Family And Business During The Industrial Revolution

Author : Hannah Barker
ISBN : 9780191089145
Genre : History
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Small businesses were at the heart of the economic growth and social transformation that characterized the industrial revolution in Britain. In towns across north-west England, shops and workshops dominated the streetscape, and helped to satisfy an increasing desire for consumer goods. Yet despite their significance, we know surprisingly little about these firms and the people who ran them, for whilst those engaged in craft-based manufacturing, retailing, and allied trades constituted a significant proportion of the urban population, they have been generally overlooked by historians. Instead, our view of the world of business is more usually taken up by narratives of particularly successful firms, and especially those involved in new modes of production. By examining some of the forgotten businesses of the industrial revolution, and the men and women who worked in them, Family and Business during the Industrial Revolution presents a largely unfamiliar commercial world. Its approach, which spans economic, social, and cultural history, as well as encompassing business history and the histories of the emotions, space, and material culture, alongside studies of personal testimony, testatory practice, and property ownership, tests current understandings of gender, work, family, class, and power in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It provides us with new insights into the lives of ordinary men and women in trade, whose relatively mundane lives are easily overlooked, but who were central to the story of a pivotal period in British history.

Exploring Family Business Culture And Values As A Competitive Advantage

Author : Iaroslava Blyshchuk
ISBN : 9783668413900
Genre : Business & Economics
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Master's Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 1,1, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, language: English, abstract: Family businesses significantly contribute to the economy, employment rate, and development of every country around the globe. However, academic research on family businesses is relatively young and diversified. Therefore, this thesis conducts a report on the literature-based analysis on family business issues with a focus on culture and values in a strategic management perspective. The aim of this paper is to examine family businesses characteristics and to recognize their uniqueness in terms of culture, values, and behaviour. The main themes of the research are the following: in-depth analysis of prior family business research on family business definition issues, key family business features (in the contrast to non-family businesses), family business system characteristics, family business influence, family business organizational culture, and the influence of national culture on family business performance. The research methodology employs qualitative research including selection, discussion, and comparing relevant family business theoretical and empirical studies. The findings are used to extend the insights of the family business research on fundamental management and communication theories, and to provide a concept of family business organizational culture on the micro and macro level of analysis for potential future research in the family business practice.

Female Entrepreneurs In Nineteenth Century Russia

Author : Galina Ulianova
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124159570
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This pioneering work comprehensively examines the history of female entrepreneurship in the Russian Empire during nineteenth-century industrial development. According to Russian law, women enjoyed the same property rights as men, so the principle of separate personal property in marriage made it possible for a woman to be independent in business matters.Ulianova uses statistical information on female entrepreneurs from 1814 to 1900, and sociologically analyzes the data on a wide range of enterprises, from cottage industries to large-scale manufacturing operations. The study also includes lively case histories which reveal the background to a number of family fortunes including instances of bankruptcy and property litigations between close family members.

Steam Powered Knowledge

Author : Aileen Fyfe
ISBN : 9780226276519
Genre : History
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With the overwhelming amount of new information that bombards us each day, it is perhaps difficult to imagine a time when the widespread availability of the printed word was a novelty. In early nineteenth-century Britain, print was not novel—Gutenberg’s printing press had been around for nearly four centuries—but printed matter was still a rare and relatively expensive luxury. All this changed, however, as publishers began employing new technologies to astounding effect, mass-producing instructive and educational books and magazines and revolutionizing how knowledge was disseminated to the general public. In Steam-Powered Knowledge, Aileen Fyfe explores the activities of William Chambers and the W. & R. Chambers publishing firm during its formative years, documenting for the first time how new technologies were integrated into existing business systems. Chambers was one of the first publishers to abandon traditional skills associated with hand printing, instead favoring the latest innovations in printing processes and machinery: machine-made paper, stereotyping, and, especially, printing machines driven by steam power. The mid-nineteenth century also witnessed dramatic advances in transportation, and Chambers used proliferating railway networks and steamship routes to speed up communication and distribution. As a result, his high-tech publishing firm became an exemplar of commercial success by 1850 and outlived all of its rivals in the business of cheap instructive print. Fyfe follows Chambers’s journey from small-time bookseller and self-trained hand-press printer to wealthy and successful publisher of popular educational books on both sides of the Atlantic, demonstrating along the way the profound effects of his and his fellow publishers’ willingness, or unwillingness, to incorporate these technological innovations into their businesses.

African American Business Leaders And Entrepreneurs

Author : Rachel Kranz
ISBN : 9781438107790
Genre : African American businesspeople
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Provides short biographies of 150 African American business leaders, including birth and death dates, major accomplishments, and historical influence.

Patricians And Parvenus

Author : Dolores L. Augustine
ISBN : 0854963979
Genre : Business & Economics
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In the period 1890-1914, the business elite in Germany turned their economy into the most dynamic in Europe. An older school of biographers tended to view the wealthiest businessmen as unique individuals - pioneers or geniuses who braved the rough waters of the business world, alone or as part of an unusual family. Other biographers placed their subject in the context of the larger questions of German history - the aristocracy's supposed eclipse of the bourgeoisie, anti-Semitism, the rise of corporate capitalism or war aims in World War I. Empirical research on businessmen as a group - an elite or a segment of the bourgeoisie - was long left to political and economic historians; social historians were primarily concerned with the working or lower-middle class. This study takes a new approach, combining comprehensive quantitative data on the 502 wealthiest businessmen of the time with material from public and private papers and 200 autobiographies to produce a many-sided study of this group. Not only business history, but family and social history, gender roles, ethnicity, class relations, consumption patterns, and broader historical factors are synthesized in the first coherent view of the social world of the wealthy business elite of Wihelmine Germany. The extensive bibliography alone will no doubt be an invaluable resource for years to come.

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