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.
Key Features * entries are organized by subject and broken down into sub-headings which cover the important aspects of the field - allowing the user quick access to the relevant sections * entries cover business sectors of all types including mining, computers, printing and publishing, agriculture, banking and many others * there are also works on the history of financial services, case studies, and the history of structure and strategy * entries are carefully chosen to feature the best of the available books, journals and theses and are fully annotated to highlight the importance of each title * the selection of entries is truly international with most of the works in English but also including publications in French, German and Japanese * 2 extensive indexes; one listing companies discussed, the other ordered by author, provide direct access to the information * the Bibliography is up-to-date and covers the most recent research as well as the classic works in business history. SELECTED AS CHOICE OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC BOOK OF 1997.
"This is an impressive bibliography of the broad field of business history... Academic business and general social science libraries will want to have this book on their shelves. It will have long lasting value as the definitive bibliography in the field."
-"Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship
"Outstanding Academic Book of 1997."
"The editors plan future revisions, which should make this work a classic. Highly recommended for academic collections.."
-"Choice, April 1997
"This is an extremely specialized reference, highly recommended for all university libraries supporting business schools.."
-" Library Journal
"This is an excellent reference in terms of coverage, diversity of scholarly viewpoints in the selection, relevance and quality of annotation..... should be of great use to business students and historians.."
-American Reference Books Annual, Volume 29, 1998