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Corporate & Business History

  • Tobacco Merchantby Maurice Duke; Daniel P. Jordan

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Maurice Duke and Daniel P. Jordan vividly describe the colorful life and times of one of the South's -- and America's -- most important businesses and provide insight into how luck, management practices, and personalities helped the company rise to international prominence. Universal Leaf Tobacco Company, the world's largest independent leaf tobacco... more...

  • Blazer and Ashland Oilby Joseph L. Massie

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Tracing the evolution of the Ashland Oil & Refining Company whose growth was phenomenal even in a rapidly expanding industry, author Joseph L. Massie attributes the success of the company to the flexible management policies of Paul G. Blazer. more...

  • The Money Game in Old New Yorkby Clifford Browder

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    "I got to be a millionaire afore I know'd it hardly," remarked the Wall Street financier Daniel Drew (1797-1879). An uneducated farm boy from Putnam County, New York, he became in turn a successful cattle drover, a circus clown, tavern keeper, a shrewd Hudson River steamboat operator, and an unscrupulous speculator. As the colorful "Uncle Daniel"... more...

  • American Business and Foreign Policyby Joan Hoff Wilson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    With increasing world economic interdependence and a new position as a creditor nation, the American business community became more actively and vocally concerned with foreign policy after World War I than ever before. This book details the response of American businessmen to such foreign policy issues as the tariff, disarmament, allied debts, loans,... more...

  • Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!by Nicholas Carlson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    From her controversial rise and fall from power at Google, to her dramatic reshaping of Yahoo's work culture, people are obsessed with, and polarised by, Marissa Mayer's every move. She is full of fascinating contradictions: a feminist who rejects feminism, a charmer in front of a crowd who can't hold eye contact in one-on-ones and a geek who is Oscar... more...

  • Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!by Nicholas Carlson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 25.11

    From her controversial rise and fall from power at Google, to her dramatic reshaping of Yahoo's work culture, people are obsessed with, and polarised by, Marissa Mayer's every move. She is full of fascinating contradictions: a feminist who rejects feminism, a charmer in front of a crowd who can't hold eye contact in one-on-ones and a geek who is Oscar... more...

  • Integrated Assuranceby Vicky Kubitscheck

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95

    Much has been written about assurance, but mainly by those who provide it - the professionals such as internal auditors, accountants and information security technologists for the purpose of advancing their professional practices. Less is written for or by those in governance who need it for the effective discharge of their responsibilities. It is... more...

  • Money Pitsby John Woodland

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Between 1849 and 1853, shares in nearly 120 public companies to exploit the booming goldfields of California and Australia were offered to the British public. The companies were collectively capitalised at over £15 million, but in the end only some £1.75 million was raised between 42 of them, with only one company surviving what the newspapers... more...

  • Intellectual Shamansby Sandra Waddock

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    Based on the lives of 28 well-known management academics, this book describes what it means to be an intellectual shaman. more...

  • Entrepreneurial Icebreakersby Julia Prats; Marc Sosna; Sylwia Sysko-Romanczuk

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 120.00

    This book presents key insights about the challenges and the approaches they applied. All companies are featured in 15 teachable case studies ? ready to use in entrepreneurship and strategy courses ? that represent a broad level of diversity with regard to countries, industries, topics, growth phases, challenges and internationalization strategies.... more...