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Big Business  

Youssef Cassis

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
Big business has been at the heart of business history from its very beginnings, whether as a mere literary genre; or, more seriously in the last half century, as an academic discipline. ... More

A Brief History of Project Management  

Peter W. G. Morris

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Feb 2011
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May 2011
Project Management is a social construct. Our understanding of what it entails has evolved over the years, and is continuing to do so. This article traces the history of this evolution. It ... More

Co-operatives and the Transformation of the German Energy Sector  

Markus Hanisch

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Mar 2017
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Nov 2017
Over the last decades, the discussion on climate change, together with catastrophic events in the power sector, has raised global interest for radical policy changes. Since the year 2000, ... More

Corporate Social Responsibility Theories  

Domènec Melé

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
This article follows the study of Garriga and Melé (2004), which distinguishes four groups of corporate social responsibility theories, considering their respective focus on four different ... More

Has Megaproject Management Lost Its Way?: Lessons from History  

Sylvain Lenfle and Christoph Loch

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Apr 2017
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Sep 2017
This chapter illustrates the management of uncertainty, of stakeholders, and of contractors, and then draws on history—the Manhattan Project to develop the atomic bomb, and Cold War-era ... More

A History of Corporate Social Responsibility: Concepts and Practices  

Archie B. Carroll

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Feb 2008
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Sep 2009
The purpose of this article on corporate social responsibility (CSR) concepts and practices, referred to as just ‘social responsibility’ (SR) in the period before the rise and dominance of ... More

The History of Strategy and Some Thoughts about the Future  

John Kay, Peter McKiernan, and David O. Faulkner

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2009
This article aims to describe the evolution of thinking about business strategy over the forty or so years in which it has been identified as a distinct subject of study, and makes some ... More

Industrial Districts and Regional Clusters  

Jonathan Zeitlin

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses the relationship between historians and contemporary social scientists. It considers the definition and conceptualization of industrial districts, their origins and ... More

Industry Self-regulation as a Solution to the Reputation Commons Problem: The Case of the New York Clearing House Association  

Lori Qingyuan Yue and Paul Ingram

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Jul 2012
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Nov 2012
This article employs a historical example, the New York Clearing House Association (NYCHA), to consider how firms rely on reputational solutions to fill the ‘institutional vacuum’ left by ... More

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