"wide-ranging, indispensable book." - EH.NET, William H. Becker, George Washington University
This book offers the first in-depth international survey of current research and debates in business history. Over the last two decades enormous advances have been made on the history of business enterprise and business systems. Historians are documenting and analyzing the evolution of a wide range of important companies, their patterns of innovation, production, and distribution, their financial affairs, their political activities, and their social impact. This volume provides a reference work which will be of immense value to historians, economists, management researchers and others concerned to access the latest insights on the evolution of business.