The field of business history has changed and grown dramatically over the last few years. There is less interest in the traditional `company-centred' approach and more concern about the wider business context. With the growth of multi-national corporations in the 1980s, international and inter-firm comparisons have gained in importance. In addition, there has been a move towards improving links with mainstream economic, financial and social history through techniques and outlook. The International Bibliography of Business History brings all of the strands together and provides the user with a comprehensive guide to the literature in the field.
The Bibliography is a unique volume which covers the depth and breadth of research in business history. This exhaustive volume has been compiled by a team of subject specialists from around the world under the editorship of three prestigious business historians.
Dr Terry Gourvish is the Director of the Business History Unit at the London School of Economics. Francis Goodall is also at the Business History Unit. Professor Steven Tolliday is based at the Department of Economic and Social History at the University of Leeds.
1. Exploitative Industries Maurice Kirby, Lancaster University 2. Traditional and Heavy Industries Alan Mckinley, University of Glasgow and J. Smyth, University of Stirling 3. Light Manufacturing Industries Steven Tolliday, University of Leeds 4. Trade and Distribion Keith Burgess 5. Financial Services Youssef Cassis 6. Corporate Structures Leslie Hannah, London School of Economics 7. Management and Entrepreneurship David Jeremy 8. Japan Takeshi Yuzawa, Gakushuin University 9. Other Services John Armstrong, Thames Valley University