W.D. & H.O. Wills and the development of the UK tobacco Industry

1786-1965

Author: B.W.E Alford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136584269

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

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This independent and critical study in economic and social history is based on free access to the records of W.D. & H.O. Wills. Dr Alford traces the history of the firm from its origin to its transformation into a constituent part of a larger company. Having played such a leading role in the development of the UK tobacco industry, Willis’ book is more than the history of a single firm, it also provides an important study of a leading consumer goods industry. Drawing on aspects of economic theory, the author examines the firm's development in the light of general aspects of business history. This major study was first published in 1973.

Markets, Firms and the Management of Labour in Modern Britain

Author: Howard Gospel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521415279

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Originally published in 1992, this book examines the development of employers' human resource management and industrial relations policies in Britain. It adopts a broad historical perspective, beginning with the inheritance from the nineteenth century and ending with an analysis of human resource management policies. It focuses on how managers organise the employment relationship, how they control work relations, and how they deal with trade unions and industrial relations. The author examines these in the context of the market within which the firm operates, and the strategy, structure and hierarchy of industrial enterprise. The book shows that historically British employers tended to adopt market-based strategies rather than internal ones.

The Rise of Modern Business

Great Britain, the United States, Germany, Japan, and China

Author: Mansel G. Blackford

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 146960020X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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The Rise of Modern Business compares and analyzes the development of business and business institutions in several countries from the preindustrial era to the present. Paying close attention to connections between business development and political, social, and cultural changes, Blackford addresses both manufacturing and nonmanufacturing firms, small firms as well as big businesses. For this third edition, he updates his study in light of new scholarship, with special attention paid to the structural diversity of business firms and with a timely discussion about the reciprocal relationship between business and the environment. The business history of Germany is extensively updated, and there is entirely new coverage of the business history of China, a country whose growing political and economic prowess on the world stage demands the historical and contextual understanding of business scholars today.

An Economic History of London 1800-1914

Author: Professor Michael Ball,David T Sunderland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134540302

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

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In 1800 London was already the largest city in the world, and over the course of the next century its population grew rapidly, reaching over seven million by 1914. Historians have often depicted London after the Industrial Revolution as an industrial backwater that declined into the mass exploitation of labour through 'sweating', dominated by City and merchant interests. This book instead argues that London was a centre of nineteenth-century British economic growth. Modern economic theories of cities are used to explain the causes of metropolitan economic development, and emphasis is placed on the changing role of the metropolis within Britain and the wider world economy. Individual chapters comprehensively survey a wide variety of topics including: population and migration standards of living employment and industry changes in retailing and leisure social welfare and local government post and telecommunications. The evolution of London did not occur on purely free market terms - the supply of urban services is an important component of metropolitan history, particularly in the changing relationship between government and private endeavour. This fascinating history of a remarkable city will appeal to a wide audience from amateur to specialist interests in economics, history, urban studies and geography.

The Invention of Enterprise

Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times

Author: David S. Landes,Joel Mokyr

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691143706

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 566

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This work provides a sweeping history of enterprise in Mesopotamia and Neo-Babylon; carries the reader through the Islamic Middle East; offers insights into the entrepreneurial history of China, Japan, and colonial India; and describes the crucial role of the entrepreneur in innovation activity in the Western world.

Removing the emperor's clothes: Australia and tobacco plain packaging

Author: Simon Chapman,Becky Freeman

Publisher: Sydney University Press

ISBN: 1743323972

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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In December 2012, Australia became the first nation in the world to require all tobacco products to be sold in standard 'plain' packs under the leadership of the then Health Minister Nicola Roxon. Tobacco companies have had global apoplexy about the law. Humiliated in the Australian High Court with a 6-1 defeat, their hopes now rest with deterring other nations from following suit by pursuing international trade law action. With a combined 50 years of research and advocacy experience in tobacco control, Simon Chapman and Becky Freeman set out the evidence for the importance of plain packaging in striking at the heart of what remains of tobacco advertising. They examine the history of the idea, the tobacco industry's frantic efforts to derail it, and the early evidence for its impact. Most importantly, they give tools to policy makers in other countries wanting to make the best case for plain packaging and to defend it from the inevitable attacks that will follow.

Smoking in British Popular Culture 1800-2000

Perfect Pleasures

Author: Matthew Hilton

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719052576

Category: History

Page: 284

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This book is a concise history of smoking in British popular culture from the early 19th century to the present day. It explores the culture of the pipe and the cigar in the 19th century, the role of the cigarette in the mass market economy of the early 20th century, and the politics of smoking and health since the 1950s. Combining a wide range of historical sources with examples drawn from film and popular literature, it provides a comprehensive social, cultural, and economic history of smoking.

Smoking in British popular culture, 1800-2000

perfect pleasures

Author: Matthew Hilton

Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 284

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This book is a concise history of smoking in British popular culture from the early 19th century to the present day. It explores the culture of the pipe and the cigar in the 19th century, the role of the cigarette in the mass market economy of the early 20th century, and the politics of smoking and health since the 1950s. Combining a wide range of historical sources with examples drawn from film and popular literature, it provides a comprehensive social, cultural, and economic history of smoking.

A Business History of Britain, 1900-1990s

Author: David J. Jeremy

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198773764

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 610

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Business History has developed as an academic subject since the 1970s. However, the insights of scholarly business historians have not been widely accessible to students because of the lack of a suitable textbook on which to base a one- or two- semester course. The present work is designed to fill this gap. Jeremy, drawing on recent research and debate, plainly outlines the history of major aspects of business behaviour in twentieth century Britain. Moreover, he presumes little prior knowledge of history, business, or economics on the student's part. The text is organized in three sections: the business environment; business organisation; and entrepreneurship and management. The first section outlines the changes that have most powerfully affected business, including global political and economic developments, and technological changes. The second section deals with business structures and strategies, merger waves, multinationals and small firms. Special attention is given to the role of the City of London and the financial sector, and also to the revolution in retailing. The third part of the text examines the social origins, education, and training of business leaders and evaluates the performance of British management with respect to research and development, labour relations, and marketing. The last two chapters are about the shaping of company culture and business ethics. Common to all the chapters are: the chapter's objectives anoutline of chapter contents a concluding list of points the student should have learned discussion questions a guide to further reading A variety of key ideas or viewpoints is presented in boxes. Numerous tables summarise numerical data. Charts and maps have been included where appropriate.