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July 2 1890 - President Benjamin Harrison signed Sherman Anti-Trust Act into law, first measure passed by U.S. Congress to prohibit trusts; named for Senator John Sherman (Ohio), who was chairman of Senate finance committee, Secretary of the Treasury under President Hayes. Authorized Federal Government to institute proceedings against trusts in order to dissolve them. Any combination "in the form of trust or otherwise that was in restraint of trade or commerce among the several states, or with foreign nations" was declared illegal. Persons forming such combinations were subject to fines of $5,000 and a year in jail. Individuals and companies suffering losses because of trusts were permitted to sue in Federal court for triple damages. The Sherman Act was designed to restore competition but was loosely worded and failed to define such critical terms as "trust," "combination," "conspiracy," and "monopoly." 1895 - Supreme Court dismantled the Sherman Act in United States v. E. C. Knight Company.

January 21, 1895 - The Supreme Court handed down a judgment in the case of United States v. E.C. Knight (sided with the argument that the anti-trust legislation should distinguish between commercial and manufacturing enterprises and thus only apply to companies engaged in interstate trade) that effectively neutered the Sherman Anti-Trust Act passed in 1890 (designed to weed out oversized businesses that blocked the "natural" flow of competition), generally regarded as a limp piece of legislation that did little to stem the rise of trusts; derailed any efforts to put a lid on monopolies, until the passage of the Clayton Act in 1916.

February 11, 1903 - Congress passed Expedition Act,  prioritized anti-trust suits filed in the nation's circuit courts; under Theodore Roosevelt, Justice Department filed forty-five anti-trust suits; Roosevelt also led the successful crusade to break up Standard Oil's monopoly (1907); earned Roosevelt a sterling reputation as a tough-talking "trust-buster"; viewed "bigness" as a fait accompli; trust-busting stance was borne of political expediency, desire to preserve the government's tacit regulatory control of corporate America.

October 15, 1914 - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Clayton Antitrust Act (termed "labor's charter of freedom"); legally sanctioned unions, removed them from jurisdiction of anti-trust laws; no longer viewed as barriers to trade, unions free to strike, boycott, picket their various gripes with management.

1923 - Leonor F. Loree, President of the Delaware & Hudson Railroad, Chairman of Eastern Railroad Presidents' Conference, George Cortelyou, former assistant to Presidents McKinley, Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, group of prominent business leaders founded The Newcomen Society in New York City to 1) Preserve, protect and promote the American free enterprise system; 2) Honor corporate entities and other organizations which contribute to or are examples of success attained under free enterprise, and to recognize contributions to that system; 3) Publish and record the histories and achievements of such enterprises and organizations; 4) Encourage and stimulate original research and writing in the field of business history through a program of academic awards, grants and fellowships; patterned after Newcomen Society of Great Britain (founded in London in 1920), learned society formed to foster the study of the history of engineering and technology; named for Thomas Newcomen, inventor of steam engine, "the father of the industrial revolution"; 1933 - Loree succeeded by Charles Penrose, Sr.; formed sectional committees, started campaign to sign up industrialists, educators, bankers, businessmen, membership soared; 1958 - succeeded by Charles Penrose, Jr.; 1981 - 17,000 members; December 17, 2007 - Chairman Daniel V. Malloy, trustees announced that The Newcomen Society of the United States would close due to declining membership; had honored more than 2,500 organizations, institutions in 84-year history; archive of Newcomen Society histories preserved at The National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem, PA.

1934 - Standardization of the United States Government Industrial Classification originated in a recommendation on the subject made at an Interdepartmental Conference on Industrial Classification; June 22,1937 - Technical Committee established by Central Statistical Board to work on the preparation of the proposed standard classification of industries; project designed to classify "industry" in the broad sense of all economic activity (agriculture, forestry, fisheries; mining; construction; manufacturing; wholesale trade, retail trade; finance, insurance, real estate; transportation, communication, electric, gas, sanitary services; services); June 1938 - list of industries accepted; first edition of the Standard Industrial Classification Manual issued (Volume I - Manufacturing Industries; Volume II - Non-manufacturing Industries); July 1957 - revised Standard Industrial Classification issued, combined both manufacturing and non-manufacturing industries into one book.

November 8, 1935 - United Mine Workers chief John L. Lewis joined forces with a dozen fellow labor leaders to announce the creation of the Committee for Industrial Organization (CIO). An affiliate of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), the CIO was charged with pushing the cause for industrial unionism. Under Lewis' spirited, and sometimes confrontational, leadership, the CIO quickly scored a number of victories, carrying out successful organizing efforts in the steel, auto and other major mass production industries.

December 29, 1950 - Celler-Kefauver Anti-merger Act, potent anti-trust legislation, made law; drafted by Senator Estes Kefauver, Congressman Emanuel Celler (Brooklyn, NY); designed to expand, enhance Clayton Anti-Trust Act, staunch monopolistic mergers and acquisitions, reign in big corporations that threatened competition; barred corporations from monopolizing other companys' land, equipment and/or property; extended Clayton Act to cover competition-killing, cross-industry mergers; last major anti-monopoly legislation meted out during century.

March 25, 1957 - The Treaty of Rome established the European Economic Community.

February 7, 1992 - The European Union is established upon the signing of the Maastricht Treaty of European Union.

December 7, 1998 - One Hundred Great 'Things' of the 20th Century (Time magazine). Brownie Box Camera (1900), Paper Clip (1901), Barnum's Animal Crackers (1902), Teddy Bear (1902), Safety Razor (1903), Ice Cream Cone (1904), Bakelite (1907), Model T (1908), Automatic Washing Machine (1910), Neon (1910), Electric Range (1910), Vitamins (1912), Zipper (1913), Brassiere (1914), Sneakers (1916), Insulin (1921), Band-Aid (1921), Kleenex (1924), Pop-Up-Toaster (1926), Refrigerator (1927), Penicillin (1928), Peanut Butter (1928), Strained Baby Food (1928), Domestic Air Conditioner (1928), LA-Z-BOY Chairs (1928), Television (1929), Scotch Tape (1930), Flashbulb (1930), Sliced Bread (1930), Alka-Seltzer (1931), Do-It-Yourself Hair Dye (1931), Electric Razor (1931), Stereo System (1931), Tampons (1931), Detergents (1933), Tape Recorder (1935), Kodachrome Film (1935), Garbage Disposer (1935), Blender )1937), Releasable Ski Binding (1937), Spam (1937), Fluorescent Lighting (1938), Ballpoint Pen (1938), Teflon (1938), Nylon Stockings (1938), Jet Engine (1939 and 1941), Nylon (1939), Electric Kettle (1940), Permanent-Press Fabric (1941), Velcro (1941), Cake Mix (1940s), Tupperware (1946), Automatic Electric Clothes Washer (1947), Long-Playing Record (1948), Instant Camera (1948), Electric Guitar (1948), Photocopier (1949), Computer (1951), Color TV (1953), Saran Wrap (1953), Reddi-wip (1954), Portable Home Dishwasher (1954), TV Dinner (1954), Polio vaccine (1955), Transistor Radio (1955), TV Remote (1956), Frisbee (1957), --LEGO system (1958), Hula Hoop (1958), Barbie (1959), Snowmobile (1959), Skateboard (1959), Pantyhose (1960), Tylenol (1960), Oral Contraceptive (1960), Soft Contact Lenses (1961), Compact Audio Cassette Player (1963), Metal Tennis Racquet (1963), Touch-Tone Telephone (1963), Disposable Baby Diaper (1963), Pop Top Can (1963), Microwave Oven (1967), Quartz Wristwatch (1969), Electronic Hand-Held Calculator (1972), Food Processor (1973), Cell Phone (1973), Snowboard (1978), Walkman (1979), Liquid Paper (1979), Post-It (1980), Polartec (1981), Prozac (1988).

History's Most Influential Businessmen (of top 100 most influential persons in American history):
5) - Alexander Hamilton,
9) - Thomas Edison,
11) - John D. Rockefeller,
14) - Henry Ford,
20) - Andrew Carnegie,
24) - Alexander
Graham Bell,
26) -
Walt Disney,
27) - Eli Whitney,
37) - J. P. Morgan,
45) - Samuel F. B. Morse,
54) - Bill Gates,
67) - P. T. Barnum,
72) - Sam Walton,
73) - Cyrus McCormick,
80) - William Randolph Hearst,
94) - George Eastman,
95) - Sam Goldwyn

Source: December 2006 - The Atlantic Monthly)

2008 - Fortune 500 suffered, by far, largest two-year fall in profits in 55-year history of list; profits plunged 87.4%, to $98.9 billion, from  all-time high in 2006 of $785 billion ($645 billion in 2007); companies most affected reported five of 11 biggest deficits posted on Fortune 500 lists since 1994 (AIG -$99 billion, Fannie Mae -$58.7 billion), Freddie Mac - $50.1 billion, Citigroup - $27.7 billion), Merrill Lynch - $27.6 billion); financial sector lost $213.4 billion (vs. $257 billion in profits in 2006, about third of 500's total from banks, securities firms, insurance companies); $470 billion swing in profits explains almost 70% of total decline; consumer cyclicals suffered  severe sales declines (more than any other sector); 2003 to 2006 - two factors drove strong revenue growth (Fortune 500 revenues jumped 9%/year): 1) unit sales volume surged (consumer demand raised GDP an average of 3.3%/year); 2) prices rose - dollar fell sharply, foreign companies forced to charge more for products imported to U.S., U.S. companies raised prices; margins expanded (average margin of Fortune 500 companies hit all-time record of nearly 8% in 2006) as 1) labor costs (two-thirds of all corporate expenses) remained essentially unchanged (security inherent in ample job opportunities, rising home values, rising retirement account values); 2) productivity surged - dollars required to make single product (unit costs) flat; debt-financed household spending increased far faster than income growth; 4Q 2008 - consumer spending registered biggest three-month drop since 1982 recession; dollar's rising value vs. euro, other currencies, global recession, pounded America's exports; GDP sank 6.3%; operating leverage turned negative, margins shrank, profits eliminated as 1) unit volume dropped, 2)  price/unit sold fell, 3) unit labor costs (wages/per hour) rose 5.7%  (bonuses, raises promised earlier in year); output dropped faster than size of workforce, productivity declined; consumer price index dropped 8.3% on annualized basis (deep discounts to attract cash-strapped consumers); consumers switched to saving from spending; recovery - as labor costs fall, weak competitors forced out, pricing  improves, consumer returns to levels of 'normal' spending.

Eds. Walter Adams and James W. Brock (2001). The Structure of American Industry. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 384 p. [10th ed.]). Industries.

Walter Adams and James W. Brock (2004). The Bigness Complex: Industry, Labor, and Government in the American Economy. (Stanford, CA: Stanford Economics and Finance, 386 p. [2nd ed.]). President and Distinguished Professor of Economics (Michigan State University); Moeckel Professor of Economics (Miami University, Ohio). Big business--United States; Industrial concentration--United States; Industries--Size--United States; Industrial efficiency--United States; Competition--United States; Trade regulation--United States. American distrust of concentrations of power. Myth: organizational giantism leads to economic efficiency and well-being in the modern age. 

E. B. Alderfer [and] H. E. Michl (1957). Economics of American Industry. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 710 p. [3rd ed.]). United States--Industries.

Marfk Aldrich (1997). Safety First: Technology, Labor, and Business in the Building of American Work Safety, 1870-1939. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 415 p.). Marilyn Carlson Nelson Professor of Economics (Smith College). Industrial safety--United States--History--19th century; Industrial safety--United States--History--20th century. 

Kieran Allen (2007). The Corporate Takeover of Ireland. (Portland, OR: Irish Academic Press, 274 p.). Department of Sociology (University College, Dublin). International business enterprises--Ireland; International business enterprises--Social aspects--Ireland; International business enterprises--Political aspects--Ireland; Corporations, Foreign--Ireland; Corporations, Foreign--Social aspects--Ireland; Corporations, Foreign--Political aspects--Ireland; Privatization--Ireland. Changes in Ireland in last ten years (health, education, environment, electricity, transport, telecommunications); suggests that public resources being squandered on 'corporate welfare'; questions that consumer have gained.

Eds. Franco Amatori, Geoffrey Jones (2003). Business History Around the World at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 443 p.). Professor of Economic History (Bocconi University in Milan); Isidor Straus Professor of Business History (Harvard Business School). Economic history--1990-; Business--History;; Industrial organization--Cross-cultural studies.

Eds. Franco Amatori, Geoffrey Jones (2011). Business History around the World. (New York, NY:Cambridge University Press, 444 p.). Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan; Harvard University. Business History -- evolution. International survey of current research, debates in business history (business enterprise, business systems, evolution of wide range of important companies--their patterns of innovation, production, distribution, financial affairs, political activities, social impact). 

Franco Amatori, Andrea Colli (2010). Business History: Complexities and Comparisons. (New York: NY: Routledge, 256 p.). Professor of Economic History (University of Bocconi, Italy); Associate Professor, Institute of Economic History (University of Bocconi, Italy). Overview of global developments in business over last two centuries; major players (Europe, US, Japan), emerging economies (China, South America); ‘big business‘ focus - ‘the firm‘, its interaction with evolution of economic, technological, political systems at micro and macro levels.

Kenneth R. Andrews (1984). Trade, Plunder, and Settlement: Maritime Enterprise and the Genesis of the British Empire, 1480-1630. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 394 p.). Colonial companies; Great Britain--Commerce--History; Great Britain--Colonies--History--16th century; Great Britain--Colonies--History--17th century; Great Britain--History--Modern period, 1485-.

Eds. Lawrin Armstrong, Ivana Elbl, Martin Elbl (2007). Money, Markets and Trade in Late Medieval Europe: Essays in Honour of John H.A. Munro. (Boston, MA: Brill, 648 p.). Associate Professor of Medieval Studies and Associate Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies (University of Toronto); Associate Professor of History (Trent University); Adjunct Member of the Department of History (Trent University). Commerce--History--Medieval, 500-1500; Money market--Europe--History; Europe--Commerce--History; Europe--Economic conditions--To 1492. Late medieval market mechanisms (associated institutional, fiscal and monetary, organizational decision-making, legal and ethical issues, aspects of production, consumption, market integration) from North-Western and Central Europe to North and West Africa. 

Joel Bakan (2004). The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power. (New York, NY: Free Press, 228 p.). Professor of Law (University of British Columbia). Corporations; Corporations--Corrupt practices; Corporations--Moral and ethical aspects; Corporate culture. 

Robert Baldock (2000). The Last Days of the Giants?: A Route Map for Big Business Survival. (New York, NY: Wiley, 239 p.). Former Global Managing Partner, Andersen Consulting. Big business; Corporations; Industries--Social aspects; Industrial management.

Loren Baritz (1974). The Servants of Power; A History of the Use of Social Science in American Industry. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 273 p. [orig. pub. 1960]). Former Provost of the State University of NY System. Psychology, Industrial; Industrial relations--United States--History; Industrial management--United States--History.

Fred Bateman and Thomas Weiss (1981). A Deplorable Scarcity: The Failure of Industrialization in the Slave Economy. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 237 p.). Nicholas A. Beadles Professor of Economics, Terry College of Business (University of Georgia); Professor of Economics (University of Kansas). Industries--Southern States--History; Southern States--Economic conditions. 

Jonathan J. Bean (1996). Beyond the Broker State: Federal Policies Toward Small Business, 1936-1961. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 281 p.). Assistant Professor of History (Southern Illinois University). Small business--Government policy--United States--History--20th century; Small business--Law and legislation--United States. 

Miriam Beard (1962). A History of Business From Babylon to the Monopolists. (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 463 p.). Business--History.

--- (1963). A History of Business, Volume II: From the Monopolists to the Organization Man. (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 292 p.). Business--History.

Ed. Jack Beatty (2001). Colossus: How the Corporation Changed America. (New York, NY: Broadway Books, 506 p.). Big business--United States--History; Corporations--United States--History; Industrialization--United States--History. Capitalism--United States--History; Business and politics--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions; United States--Social conditions. 

Jack Beatty (2007). Age of Betrayal: The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900. (New York, NY: Knopf, 483 p.). Senior Editor (The Atlantic Monthly). Political corruption--United States--History--19th century; Democracy--United States--History--19th century; Capitalism--Social aspects--United States--History--19th century; United States--Politics and government--1865-1900; United States--Economic conditions--1865-1918; United States--Social conditions--1865-1918. History of wealth over commonwealth - 35 years of industrialization (Gilded Age) that forged modern America. 

Bernd & Hilla Becher; introduction by Klaus Bussmann (1995). Industrial Façades. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 264 p.). Retired Professor (Düsseldorf Academy of Art); Couple Has Photographed Industrial Structures/Landscapes Since 1959. Photography, Industrial; Industrial buildings--Pictorial works. 

Bernd Becher, Hilla Becher (2002). Industrial Landscapes. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 270 p.). Retired Professor (Düsseldorf Academy of Art); Couple Has Photographed Industrial Structures/Landscapes Since 1959. Becher, Hilla; Becher, Bernd, 1931- ; Photography, Industrial. 

Daniel Bell (1973). The Coming Post-Industrial Society. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 507 p.). Forecasting, Social History-20th Century.

Doron S. Ben-Atar (2004). Trade Secrets: Intellectual Piracy and the Origins of American Industrial Power. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 281 p.). Associate Professor of History (Fordham). Business intelligence--United States--History; Trade secrets--United States--History; Technological innovations--United States--History; Piracy (Copyright)--United States--History; Industrial property--United States--History. 

Marilyn Bender (1975). At the Top. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 422 p.). Big business--United States.

Richard Franklin Bensel (2000). The Political Economy of American Industrialization, 1877-1900. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 549 p.). Industrialization--United States--History--19th century; Democracy--United States--History--19th century; United States--Economic conditions--1865-1918.

Ivan T. Berend and Gyorgy Ranki; translated by Eva Palmai (1982). The European Periphery and Industrialization, 1780-1914. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 180 p.). Industrialization--Europe--History; Europe--Economic conditions.

Gerald Berk (2009). Louis D. Brandeis and the Making of Regulated Competition, 1900-1932. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 282 p.). Associate Professor of Political Science (University of Oregon). Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941; Trade regulation --United States --History --20th century; Antitrust law --United States --History --20th century. Industrialization, statebuilding in U.S.; development of regulated competition - conceptualized by Brandeis, implemented by trade associations and Federal Trade Commission; checked economic power, channeled competition from predation into improvement in products, production processes.

Morris L. Bian (2005). The Making of the State Enterprise System in Modern China: The Dynamics of Institutional Change. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 331 p.). Government business enterprises--China--History--20th century; Danwei--History--20th century; Industrial policy--China--History--20th century; Industrial management--China--History--20th century; Industrial organization--China--History--20th century; Ordnance--Manufacture--History--20th century; Steel industry and trade--China--History--20th century; Iron industry and trade--China--History--20th century.

Arthur C. Bining and Thomas C. Cochran (1964). The Rise of American Economic Life. (New York, NY: Scribner, 781 p. [4th ed.]). U.S. Economic Conditions.

Mansel G. Blackford (1991). A History of Small Business in America. (New York, NY: Twayne Publishers, 176 p.). Small business--United States--History; Small business--Government policy--United States--History.

--- (1998). The Rise of Modern Business in Great Britain, the United States, and Japan. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 249 p. [2nd ed., rev. and updated]). Industries--Great Britain--History; Industries--United States--History; Industries--Japan--History.

Mansel G. Blackford, K. Austin Kerr (1994). Business Enterprise in American History. (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 394 p. [3rd ed.]). Corporations--United States--History; Business enterprises--United States--History.

Eds. Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Philip B. Scranton (2006). Major Problems in American Business History: Documents and Essays. (Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 521 p.). Scranton - Board of Governors Professor of History (Rutgers-Camden). Industries--United States--History; Labor--United States--History; Industries--United States--History--Sources; Labor--United States--History--Sources; United States--Economic conditions; United States--Commerce--History; United States--Economic conditions--Sources; United States--Commerce--History--Sources. Central theme: history of business is inexorably linked to politics, culture;  from colonial merchants to globalization of American business.

Jack Blicksilver (1985). Defenders and Defense of Big Business in the United States, 1880-1900. (New York, NY: Garland Pub., 427 p.). Big business--United States--History--19th century; Industrial concentration--United States--History--19th century; Industries--United States--History--19th century.

Ed. Jack Blicksilver (1985). Views on U.S. Economic and Business History: Molding the Mixed Enterprise Economy. (Atlanta, GA: Business Pub. Division, College of Business Administration, Georgia State University, 559 p.). Industries--United States--History; Mixed economy--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions.

Michael Bliss (1987). Northern Enterprise: Five Centuries of Canadian Business. (Toronto, ON: McClelland and Stewart, 640 p.). Canada--Commerce--History. Winner - Canada's 1987 National Business Book Award.

Phillip I. Blumberg (1975). The Megacorporation in American Society: The Scope of Corporate Power. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 188 p.). Big business--United States; Institutional investments--United States; Corporate power--United States.

Albert S. Bolles; With an introd. by Louis M. Hacker (1966). Industrial History of the United States. (New York, NY: A. M. Kelley, 936 p. [Reprint of 3rd ed., 1881; orig. pub. 1879]). First Business Professor at Wharton. Industries--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions.

Timothy J. Botti (2006). Envy of the World: A History of the U.S. Economy & Big Business. (New York, NY: Algora Pub., 701 p.). Big business --United States --History; Capitalism --United States --History; United States --Economic conditions. Rise, development of  American economy, Big Business over four centuries ; how individual, collective actions of Americans, native born and foreign, created $12.6 trillion economy

H.W. Brands (1999). Masters of Enterprise: Giants of American Business from John Jacob Astor and J.P. Morgan to Bill Gates and Oprah Winfrey. (New York, NY: Free Press, 354 p.). Businesspeople--United States--Biography; Industrialists--United States--Biography.

James H. Bridge (1931). Millionaires and Grub Street; Comrades and Contacts in the Last Half Century (New York, NY: Brentano's, 237 p.). Biography.

Richard H. Britnell (1996). The Commercialisation of English Society, 1000-1500. (New York, NY: Manchester University Press, 281 p. [2nd ed.]). Emeritus Professor of Economic History (University of Durham). Commerce--History--Medieval, 500-1500; Feudalism--Great Britain; Great Britain--Commerce--History--To 1500; Great Britain--History--Medieval period, 1066-1485. Commercial developments between 1000-1500:  significance of growth, multiplication of English towns; growing use of money; increasing dependence of many families on trade. 

Stephen Broadberry (2006). Market Services and the Productivity Race, 1850-2000: British Performance in International Perspective. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 409 p.). Professor of Economics (University of Warwick). Service industries--Great Britain--History--19th century; Service industries--Great Britain--History--20th century; Industrial productivity--Great Britain--History--19th century; Industrial productivity--Great Britain--History--20th century; Industrial productivity--Europe--Regional disparities--History. Britain's comparative productivity performance over last 150 years: key to achieving high productivity was 'industrialisation' of market services (serving of business, provision of mass-market consumer services in more business-like fashion). 

Ed. James Brock (2009). The Structure of American Industry. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 411 p. [12th ed.]). Moeckel Professor of Economics at Miami University (Ohio). Industries --United States --History. Leading "real-world" survey of contemporary American industries; role of public policy in free enterprise economy; broadest possible range of American market structures through series of carefully chosen, well-developed case studies of specific industries.

John Brooks (1963). The Fate of the Edsel and Other Business Adventures. (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 182 p.). Business; Stock-exchange--United States; United States--Economic conditions--1945-.

--- (1969). Business Adventures. (New York, NY: Weybright & Talley, 400 p.). Businesspeople--United States--Case studies; Corporations--United States--Case studies; Stock exchanges--United States--Case studies.

Ed. John Brooks (1974). The Autobiography of American Business. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 380 p.). Businesspeople--United States--Biography.

Keith L. Bryant, Jr., Henry C. Dethloff. (1990). A History of American Business. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 384 p. [2nd ed.]). Industries--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions; United States--Commerce--History.

David Bunting (1986). The Rise of Large American Corporations, 1889-1919. (New York, NY: Garland, 224 p.). Big business--United States--History; Corporations--United States--History. Series: American business history.

Edward Burtynsky (2005). China: The Photographs of Edward Burtynsky. (Göttingen, Germany: Steidl, 147 p.). Industries -- China -- Pictorial works. Visual form to industrial and urban transformation of China; brink of sweeping assault on planet's ecosystem (only just forming, nowhere close to expressing full impact).

Harold Eugene Byrd (1977). The Black Experience in Big Business. (Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, 143 p.). Byrd, Harold Eugene; African American businesspeople--Biography; Big business--United States.

John A. Byrne (1993). The Whiz Kids: The Founding Fathers of American Business--And the Legacy They Left Us. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 581 p.). Journalist (Business Week). Ford Motor Company, Entrepreneurship.

George M Calhoun (1968). The Business Life of Ancient Athens. (New York, NY: Cooper Square Publishers, 175 p. [orig. pub. 1926]). Finance--Greece--Athens; Athens (Greece)--Commerce; Greece--Economic conditions--To 146 B.C.

Youssef Cassis (1999). Big Business: The European Experience in the Twentieth Century. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 277 p.). Big business--Great Britain--Cross-cultural studies; Big business--France--Cross-cultural studies; Big business--Germany--Cross-cultural studies; Corporate culture--Great Britain--Cross-Cultural; Corporate culture--France--Cross-cultural studies; Corporate culture--Germany--Cross-cultural studies.

John Chamberlain (1974). The Enterprising Americans: A Business History of the United States. (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 282 p.). United States--Economic conditions.

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. (1990). Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the History of the Industrial Enterprise. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 463 p.). Industrial management--United States--History; Industrial organization--United States--History; Corporations--United States--Case studies.

Ed. Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. and Herman Daems (1980). Managerial Hierarchies: Comparative Perspectives on the Rise of the Modern Industrial Enterprise (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 237 p.). Industrial organization--History--Case studies; Big business--History--Case studies; Business enterprises--History--Case studies; Industrial policy--History--Case studies.

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. with the assistance of Takashi Hikino (1990). Scale and Scope: The Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism. (Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press (Harvard University), 860 p.). Isidor Straus Professor, Emeritus (Harvard Business School). Big business--United States--History; Big business--Great Britain--History; Big business--Germany--History; Big business--Germany (West)--History. .

Eds. Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., Franco Amatori, Takashi Hikino (1997). Big Business and the Wealth of Nations. (New York, NY: Cambridge University, 575 p.). Big business--History--Case studies.

Derek F. Channon (1973). The Strategy and Structure of British Enterprise. (Boston, MA: Division of Research, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University, 257 p.). Industrial organization--Great Britain; Industrial management--Great Britain; Business enterprises--Great Britain.

William R. Childs (2005). The Texas Railroad Commission: Understanding Regulation in America to the Mid-Twentieth Century. (College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 323 p.). Associate Professor of Law (Western New England College School of Law). Railroad Commission of Texas--History; Independent regulatory commissions--Texas--History; Petroleum industry and trade--Government policy--Texas--History; Gas companies--Government policy--Texas--History; Business and politics--Texas--History. Law, culture have shaped American regulation; best understood through lens of "pragmatic federalism"; practical considerations, local contingencies, legal restrictions shaped development of regulation.

Esther Godshaw Clarke (1941). This Machine Age; How Our Industrial World Came To Be. (New York, NY: Scribner, 468 p.). Industry--History; Economic conditions.

Robert Glass Cleland and Osgood Hardy (1929). March of Industry. (San Francisco, CA: Powell, 322 p.). Industries -- California; Agriculture -- Industries; California -- Economic conditions. Material progress of California; transformation from wilderness to empire-in the coming of settlers, planting of fields, opening of mines, felling of forests, building of cities, operation of factories, interplay of commerce, growth of population.

David Clutterbuck and Stuart Crainer (1988). The Decline and Rise of British Industry. (London, UK: Mercury Books, 388 p.). Industries--Great Britain--History--20th century; Industrial policy--Great Britain--History--20th century; Competition, International; Great Britain--Economic conditions--20th century.

Thomas C. Cochran (1957). The American Business System; A Historical Perspective, 1900-1955. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 227 p.). United States--Economic conditions.

--- (1968). Basic History of American Business. (Princeton, NJ: Van Nostrand, 191 p. [2nd ed.]). Industries--United States.

--- (1972). American Business in the Twentieth Century. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 259 p.). U.S. Economic Conditions - 20th Century.

--- (1972). Business in American Life: A History. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 402 p.). United States--Commerce--History.

--- (1977). 200 Years of American Business. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 288 p.). Industrial management--United States--History; Business--History; Big business--United States--History.

--- (1981). Frontiers of Change: Early Industrialism in America. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 179 p.). Industries--United States--History; Technological innovations--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865; United States--Social conditions--To 1865.

Eds. Thomas C. Cochran and Thomas B. Brewer (1966). Views of American Economic Growth: Volume 1: The Agricultural Era  (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill). U.S. - Economic Conditions.   

Eds. Thomas C. Cochran and Thomas B. Brewer (1966). Views of American Economic Growth: Volume 2: The Industrial Era. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. U.S. - Economic Conditions. 

Thomas C. Cochran and William Miller (1961). The Age of Enterprise, A Social History of Industrial America. (New York, NY: Harper, 396 p. [rev. ed.]). Benjamin Franklin Professor of History (University of Pennsylvania). U.S. Economic Conditions, U.S. Social Conditions. 

Henry Cohen (1971). Business and Politics in America from the Age of Jackson to the Civil War; the Career Biography of W. W. Corcoran. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Pub. Corp., 409 p.). Corcoran, W. W. (William Wilson), 1798-1888; Riggs National Bank; Business and politics--United States; Finance--United States--History.

David Collingridge (1992). The Management of Scale: Big Organizations, Big Decisions, Big Mistakes. (New York, NY: Routledge, 202 p.). Industries--Size--Case studies; Economies of scale--Case studies; Technological innovations--Management--Case studies; Big business--Case studies.

Katherine Coman (1973). The Industrial History of the United States. (New York, NY: Arno Press, 461 p. [orig. pub. 1910]). Industries--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions.

Gary Cross, Rick Szostak (1995). Technology and American Society: A History. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 337 p.). Technology--Social aspects--United States--History; Technological innovations--Social aspects--United States--History.

François Crouzet (1985). The First Industrialists: The Problem of Origins. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 229 p.). Industrialists--Great Britain--History--18th century; Industries--Great Britain--History--18th century. 

Eds. Carlos Dávila L. de Guevara and Rory Miller; translated by Garry Mills and Rory Miller (1999). Business History in Latin America: The Experience of Seven Countries. (Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press (Institute of Latin American Studies), 241 p.). Business enterprises--Latin America--History--Case studies; Business enterprises--Latin America--History--Case studies; Latin America--Economic conditions--Case studies.

Joseph Stancliffe Davis (1917). Essays in the Earlier History of American Corporations. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2 vols.). Duer, William, 1747-1799; Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures; Corporations--United States.

Clive Day (1983). A History of Commerce. (New York, NY: Garland Pub., 674 p. [orig. pub. 1922]). Commerce--History.

Eds. Susanna Delfino; Michele Gillespie (2005). Global Perspectives on Industrial Transformation in the American South. (Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 240 p.). Industrialization--Southern States; Industrialization; Comparative economics. Economic evolution of American South from late colonial period to World War I and beyond - industrialization and productivity, comparisons to Atlantic and world economy.

Chauncey M. Depew (1895). 1795-1895. One Hundred Years of American Commerce (Vol. 1), Consisting of One Hundred Original Articles on Commercial Topics Describing the Practical Development of the Various Branches of Trade in the United States within the Past Century and Showing the Present Magnitude of Our Financial and Commercial Institutions; A History of American Commerce by One Hundred Americans, with a Chronological Table of the Important Events of American Commerce and Invention within the Past One Hundred Years. (New York, NY: D.O. Haynes & Co., 322 p.). United States--Economic conditions; United States--Industries--History; United States--Manufactures--History; United States--Commerce--History.

Chauncey M. Depew (1895). 1795-1895. One Hundred Years of American Commerce (Vol. 2), Consisting of One Hundred Original Articles on Commercial Topics Describing the Practical Development of the Various Branches of Trade in the United States within the Past Century and Showing the Present Magnitude of Our Financial and Commercial Institutions; A History of American Commerce by One Hundred Americans, with a Chronological Table of the Important Events of American Commerce and Invention within the Past One Hundred Years. (New York, NY: D.O. Haynes & Co., 356 p.). United States--Economic conditions; United States--Industries--History; United States--Manufactures--History; United States--Commerce--History.

Chauncey M. Depew (1895). 1795-1895. One Hundred Years of American Commerce (2 vols), Consisting of One Hundred Original Articles on Commercial Topics Describing the Practical Development of the Various Branches of Trade in the United States within the Past Century and Showing the Present Magnitude of Our Financial and Commercial Institutions; A History of American Commerce by One Hundred Americans, with a Chronological Table of the Important Events of American Commerce and Invention within the Past One Hundred Years. (New York, NY: D.O. Haynes & Co., 678 p.). United States--Economic conditions; United States--Industries--History; United States--Manufactures--History; United States--Commerce--History.

Eds. Henry C. Dethloff, Joseph Pusateri (1987). American Business History: Case Studies. (Arlington Heights, IL: H. Davidson, 437 p.). Corporations--United States--History--Case studies; Business enterprises--United States--History--Case studies; Industries--United States--History--Case studies; Entrepreneurship--History--Case studies.

Sigmund Diamond (1955). Reputation of the American Businessman. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 209 p.). Columbia University Professor of Sociology and History. Capitalists and financiers--United States.

Thomas V. DiBacco (1987). Made in the U.S.A.: The History of American Business. (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 290 p.). Professor (American University). Industries--United States--History; Business enterprises--United States--History; Capitalists and financiers--United States--History; Entrepreneurship--History.

Fred Dibnah, David Hall (1999). Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age: A Guide to Britain's Industrial Heritage - Where to Go, What to See. (London, UK: BBC Books, 192 p.). Industrial archaeology--Great Britain. Accompanying the television series, Fred Dibnah tells Britain's industrial history and picks out the machinery that made history. Travelling throughout Britain, Dibnah describes what life was really like for people in the industrial age and provides a list of industrial heritage sites to visit.

John Diebold (1982). The Role of Business in Society. (New York, NY: AMACOM, 134 p.). Industries--Social aspects.

John M. Dobson (1988). A History of American Enterprise. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 382 p.). Industries--United States--History; Business enterprises--United States--History; United States--Commerce--History.

E. Merrick Dodd (1954). American Business Corporations Until 1860, with Special Reference to Massachusetts. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 524 p.). Corporation law--United States--History; Corporation law--Massachusetts--History.

Paul F. Douglass (1954). Six Upon the World; Toward an American Culture for an Industrial Age. (Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 443 p.). Hoffman, Paul G. (Paul Gray), 1891-1974; Foster, William Z., 1881-1961; Sloan, Alfred P. (Alfred Pritchard), 1875-1966; Reuther, Walter, 1907-1970; Spellman, Francis, 1889-1967; Connant, James Bryant, 1893-1978; United States--Civilization.

Virginia G. Drachman (2002). Enterprising Women: 250 Years of American Business. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 184 p.). Businesswomen--United States--Biography; Businesswomen--United States--History; Businesswomen--United States--Exhibitions. 

Peter F. Drucker; with a new introduction by the author (1993). Concept of the Corporation. (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 329 p. [orig. pub. 1946]). General Motors Corporation; Corporations; Corporations--United States.

--- (1993). The New Society: The Anatomy of Industrial Order. (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 362 p. [orig. pub. 1950]). Industries; Industrial relations; Industrial organization.

Melvin Dubofsky (1996). Industrialism and the American Worker, 1865-1920. (Wheeling, IL: H. Davidson, 188 p. [3rd ed.]). Working class--United States--History--19th century; Working class--United States--History--20th century; Labor unions--United States--History.

Richard T. Ely (1903). Studies in the Evolution of Industrial Society. (New York, NY: The Macmillan Company, 497 p.). Industries--History; Economics; Social sciences.

Keith Falconer (1980). Guide to England's Industrial Heritage. (London, UK: Holmes & Meier Pub, 280 p.). industrial archaeology; industry--History--Great Britain. County by county guide to England’s most notable industrial sites.

David Faure (2006). China and Capitalism: A History of Business Enterprise in Modern China. (Aberdeen, Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 136 p.). University Lecturer in Modern Chinese History and Fellow (St Anthony's College, Oxford), Professor of History (Chinese University of Hong Kong). China--Economic conditions--History; China--Commerce--History; China--Capitalism--History. Development of business in China from 1500 to the 1990s. Three phases in development of Chinese business: 1) traditional - reliance on contracts and ritual propriety; 2) modernizing  - adaptation to company law, legal standards of accounting; 3) contemporary - control economy to  vibrant market economy. 

Michael Field (1985). The Merchants: The Big Business Families of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. (Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 371 p.). Businesspeople--Arabian Peninsula; Arabian Peninsula--Social conditions.

Ted C. Fishman (2005). China, Inc.: How the Newest Superpower Challenges America and the World. (New York, NY: Scribner, 352 p.). Journalist, Former Commodities Trader. Industrialization--China; Investments, Foreign--China; Competition, International; China--Economic policy--2000-; China--Economic conditions--2000-; China--Foreign economic relations--United States; United States--Foreign economic relations--China. 

Grant Fleming, David Merrett, and Simon Ville (2004). The Big End of Town: Big Business and Corporate Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 310 p.). Corporations Australia History 20th century; Big business Australia History 20th century; Business enterprises Australia History 20th century. 

Diane Francis (1986). Controlling Interest: Who Owns Canada? (Toronto, ON: Macmillan of Canada, 352 p.). Industrial concentration --Canada; Millionaires --Canada; Capitalists and financiers --Canada. One-third of Canada’s wealth in hands of 32 families, five conglomerates.

Diane Francis (2008). Who Owns Canada Now: Old Money, New Money and The Future of Canadian Business. (Toronto, ON: Harpercollins Canada, 512 p.). Industrial concentration --Canada; Millionaires --Canada; Capitalists and financiers --Canada. 1986 - one-third of Canada’s wealth in hands of 32 families, five conglomerates; free trade, tough competition legislation created  new, better nation: fewer than half of 32 families remain major players; only one of five conglomerates remains intact; economy driven by new multinational cast; of 70 of most successful Canadians (most are billionaires) many are self-made; financial reforms have shifted balance to Canadian innovators from risk-averse investors.

Raymond L. Francis (2005). This Day in Business History: From the Ancients to Enron: Great Milestones, Tales, Quotes, Characters, and Blunders for Every Day of the Year. (Chicago, IL: McGraw-Hill, 400 p.). Economic history--Chronology; Business--History--Chronology; Commerce--History--Chronology.

Tony A. Freyer (1992). Regulating Big Business: Antitrust in Great Britain and America, 1880-1990. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 399 p.). University Research Professor of History and Law, U. of Alabama School of Law. Trade regulation--Great Britain--History; Trade regulation--United States--History; Trusts, Industrial--Great Britain--History; Trusts, Industrial--United States--History; Antitrust law--Great Britain--History; Antitrust law--United States--History.

--- (1994). Producers Versus Capitalists: Constitutional Conflict in Antebellum America. (Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 250 p.). University Research Professor of History and Law, U. of Alabama School of Law. Right of property--United States--History; Capitalism--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865.

W. Mark Fruin (1992). The Japanese Enterprise System: Competitive Strategies and Cooperative Structures. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 397 p.). Corporations--Japan--History; Industrial organization--Japan--History; Entrepreneurship--Japan--History.

Sidney Furst and Milton Sherman (1964). Business Decisions that Changed Our Lives. (New York, NY: Random House, 369 p.). Decision-making--Case studies.

Louis Galambos and Joseph Pratt (1988). The Rise of the Corporate Commonwealth: U.S. Business and Public Policy in the Twentieth Century. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 286 p.). Industries--United States--History--20th century; Industrial policy--United States; United States--Economic policy.

Louis Galambos with the assistance of Barbara Barrow Spence (1975). The Public Image of Big Business in America, 1880-1940: A Quantitative Study in Social Change (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 324 p.). Big business--United States--History; Industries--Social aspects--United States--History; United States--Social conditions.

John Kenneth Galbraith; with a new foreword by James K. Galbraith (2007). The New Industrial State. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 576 p. [orig. pub. 1967]). Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics Emeritus (Harvard University). Industries--United States; Industrial policy--United States. Redefines America's perception of itself - 1) no longer free-enterprise society; 2) structured state controlled by largest companies; 3) advertising is means by which these companies manage demand, create consumer "need" where none previously existed; 4) multinational corporations are continuation of this power system on an international level; 5) goal of these companies is not the betterment of society, but immortality through an uninterrupted stream of earnings.

Sasha Galbraith (2006). Anatomy of a Business: What It Is, What It Does, and How It Works. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 307 p.). Partner in Jay R. Galbraith Management Consultants, Ltd. Business enterprises; Industrial management; Business; Commerce. Tour of corporate world, evolution of modern business practices, how they are applied today, in enterprises of every shape and size; defines major types of businesses, metaphorically takes roof off office building to peer inside, explains how each business function, department, unit works.

Susan M. Gauss (2010). Made in Mexico: Regions, Nation, and the State in the Rise of Mexican Industrialism, 1920s-1940s. (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 292 p.). Assistant Professor of History and Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies (University at Albany, SUNY). Industries -- Mexico -- History; Mexico -- Economic policy. Process by which Mexico transformed from largely agrarian society into urban, industrialized one in two decades following the end of Revolution; 1940s - strong, centralized corporatist state led by Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI); how industrialism enabled recalcitrant elites to maintain regionally grounded preserve of local authority outside of formal ruling-party institutions, balance tensions among centralization, consolidation of growth, Mexico's deep legacies of regional authority; conflicts over regional authority, labor-employer relations between state, competing industrialist and labor groups in Guadalajara, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla from 1920s to 1950s.

Charles R. Geisst (2000). Monopolies in America: The Bigness of Business and the Business of Bigness: Empire Builders and Their Enemies from Jay Gould to Bill Gates (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 355 p.). Monopolies--United States--History; Big business--United States--History.

Peter J. George (1982). The Emergence of Industrial America: Strategic Factors in American Economic Growth since 1870. (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 242 p.). Industries--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions. Based on a series of lectures delivered at the University of Cambridge, England, during the Lent Term 1974.

Joseph and Frances Gies (1972). Merchants and Moneymen: The Commercial Revolution, 1000-1500. (New York, NY: Crowell, 336 p.). Businesspeople--Europe--History; Capitalists and financiers--Europe--History; Commerce--History--Medieval, 500-1500; Europe--Commerce--History.

Natasha Glaisyer (2006). The Culture of Commerce in England, 1660-1720. (Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 220 p.). Department of History (University of York). England --Commerce --History --17th century; England --Commerce --History --18th century; England --Civilization --17th century; England --Civilization --18th century. How commerce was legitimated, promoted, fashioned, defined, understood in late 17th, early18th-century England (between Restoration and South Sea Bubble), period of spectacular commercial, financial 'revolution'.

John D. Glover (1954). The Attack on Big Business. (Boston, MA: Division of Research, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University, 375 p.). Big business--United States.

--- (1980). The Revolutionary Corporations: Engines of Plenty, Engines of Growth, Engines of Change. (Homewood, IL: Dow Jones-Irwin, 492 p.). Corporations--United States.

Ed. Andrew Godley and Oliver M. Westall (1996). Business History and Business Culture. (New York, NY: Manchester University Press, 258 p.). Lecturer in economics (University of Reading). Business--History--Congresses; Entrepreneurship--Social aspects--Congresses; Corporate culture--Congresses; Industries--Social aspects--Case studies--Congresses.

John Steele Gordon (2001). The Business of America: Tales from the Marketplace--American Enterprise from the Settling of New England to the Breakup of AT&T. (New York, NY: Walker & Company, 285 p.). Columnist, American Heritage Magazine. Business enterprises--United States--History; Businesspeople--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions.

Robert B. Gordon, Patrick M. Malone (1994). The Texture of Industry: An Archaeological View of the Industrialization of North America. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 442 p.). Professor of geophysics and applied mechanics (Yale University); Associate Professor in the American Civilization Department and the Urban Studies Program (Brown University). Industrial archaeology--North America. Value of material evidence in interpretation of past; manufacturing technology, transportation systems, effects of industrialization on the land (costs associated with production of wealth from natural resources); actual workplaces, skills employed in them (tools, products, shops, factories).

Norman S.B. Gras (1930). Industrial Evolution. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 259 p.). Industry--History.

Norman S.B. Gras and Henrietta M. Larson (1939). Casebook in American Business History (New York, NY: F.S. Crofts & Co., 765 p.). Professor of Business History (Harvard Business School); Assistant Professor of Business History (HBS). Business; Capitalism; United States--Economic conditions.

Adele Gray, Gina Alphonso (1996). New Game, New Rules: Jobs, Corporate America, and the Information Age. (New York, NY: Garland, 209 p.). Corporations -- United States -- History; Business enterprises -- United States -- History; Entrepreneurship -- United States -- History; Information society -- United States.

Horace Greeley, Leon Case, Edward Howland, John B. Gough, Philip Ripley, F. B. Perkins, J. B. Lyman, Albert Brisbane, Rev. E. E. Hall et al. With an introd. for the Garland ed. by Michael Hudson (2000). The Great Industries of the United States, Being An Historical Summary of the Origin, Growth, and Perfection of the Chief Industrial Arts of this Country. (New York, NY: Thoemmes Continuum, 1310 p. [orig. pub. 1873]). Industries --United States --History. Industrial production in last quarter of 19th century.

Hardy Green (2010). The Company Town: The Industrial Edens and Satanic Mills that Shaped the American Economy. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 264 p.). Former Associate Editor at BusinessWeek. Company towns --United States --History; Industries --United States --History; Industrial esrelations --United States --History. How American economy has grown, changed, how single-company communities have reflected best and worst of American capitalism; company towns are essence of America (Hershey, Corning, Kohler, Maytag, Spam); each is signature product of company town in which one business, for better or worse, exercised grip over population; emergence of these communities, their role in shaping American economy, beginning in country’s earliest years (textile mills of Lowell, MA, R&D labs of Corning, NY, coal mines of Ludlow, CO, corporate campuses of today’s major tech companies); represent two very strands of capitalism: 1) socially benign (paternalistic, utopian ideal that fostered development of schools, hospitals, parks, desirable housing for workers); 2) "Exploitationville" (focus only on profits, at expense of employees’ well-being); origins of America’s company towns, living and working conditions that characterized them, violent, sometimes fatal labor confrontations that punctuated their existence; transformation underway in many such communities today.

Avner Greif (2006). Institutions and Trade during the Late Medieval Commercial Revolution. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 488 p.). Bowman Family Endowed Professor in Humanities and Sciences (Stanford University). Commerce--History--Medieval, 500-1500; Social institutions. Institutions and the role that they play in economic performance.

Alex Groner with an introduction by Paul A. Samuelson (1972). The American Heritage History of American Business & Industry. (New York, NY: American Heritage Pub. Co., 384 p.). Industries--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions.

Daniel Gross and the editors of Forbes magazine (1996). Forbes Greatest Business Stories of All Time. (New York, NY: Wiley, 362 p.). Success in business--United States--Case studies.

Neil A. Hamilton (1999). American Business Leaders : From Colonial Times to the Present. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2 volumes). Businesspeople--United States--Biography--Dictionaries.

Bob Hancke (2002). Large Firms and Institutional Change: Industrial Renewal and Economic Restructuring in France. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 222 p.). Big business--France--History--20th century; Organizational change--France--Case studies; France--Economic conditions--1981-1995. 

Leslie Hannah; foreword by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. (1976). The Rise of the Corporate Economy: The British Experience. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 243 p.). Industrial concentration--Great Britain--History; Corporations--Great Britain--History.

Leslie Hannah (1983). The Rise of the Corporate Economy. (London, UK: Methuen, 266 p. [2nd ed.]). Corporations--Great Britain--History; Big business--Great Britain--History; Industrial concentration--Great Britain--History.

Eds. Christopher Harvie, Graham Martin, Aaron Scharf (1970). Industrialisation and Culture, 1830-1914. (London, UK: Macmillan, 460 p.). Industrialization--Great Britain; Great Britain--Social conditions; Great Britain--Economic conditions.

Brian Hayes (2005). Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape. (New York, NY: Norton, 512 p.). Senior Writer (American Scientist). Industrial buildings--Landscape architecture. Field guide to the built environment - "everything that isn't nature."

Samuel P. Hays (1995). The Response to Industrialism, 1885-1914. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 266 p. [2nd ed.]). Distinguished Service Professor of History Emeritus (University of Pittsburgh). United States--Economic conditions--1865-1918; United States--Social conditions--1865-1918. Ways in which Americans reacted to industrialism during its early years from 1885 to 1914. 

Burton J. Hendrick (1976). The Age of Big Business: A Chronicle of the Captains of Industry. (New York, NY: United States Publishers Association, 196 p. (Reprint 1919 ed.)). Industries--United States--History; Big business--United States--History.

Cheesman A. Herrick (1917). History of Commerce and Industry. (New York, NY: Macmillan, 562 p.). Commerce--History; Economic conditions.

Robert Hessen (1979). In Defense of the Corporation. (Stanford, CA: Hoover Institution Press, 133 p.). Corporations--United States; Big business--United States; Industrial policy--United States.

Steven High (2003). Industrial Sunset: The Making of North America's Rust Belt, 1969-1984. (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 304 p.). Assistant Professor of History (Nipissing University). Business & Economics: Economic Conditions; History: North America; Social Science: Sociology: Urban. 

Eds. B. W. Higman and Kathleen E. A. Monteith (2010). West Indian Business History: Essays in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship. (Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 236 p.). William Keith Hancock Professor of History (Australian National University), Professor Emeritus (University of West Indies, Jamaica); Senior Lecturer, Head of Department of History and Archaeology (University of West Indies, Jamaica). Business history -- West Indies; Economic history -- Caribbean/Atlantic. Regional history of business within Caribbean/Atlanic world economic history.

Johannes Hirschmeier and Tsunehiko Yui (1981). The Development of Japanese Business, 1600-1980. (Boston, MA: Allen & Unwin, 406 p. [2nd ed.]). Businesspeople--Japan--History; Industrial management--Japan--History; Japan--Commerce--History.

Stewart H. Holbrook (1953). The Age of Moguls. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 373 p.). Businesspeople--United States--Biography; Capitalists and financiers--United States--Biography--History; Industries--United States--History.

Eds. Brian Hosmer and Colleen O'Neill; foreword by Donald L. Fixico (2004). Native Pathways: American Indian Culture and Economic Development in the Twentieth Century. (Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 354 p). Associate Professor of History and American Indian Studies (University of Illinois at Chicago); Associate Professor of History (Utah State University). Indians of North America--Economic conditions; Indian business enterprises--North America; Gambling on Indian reservations--North America; Oil and gas leases--North America; North America--Economic policy; North America--Economic conditions. 

Martha C. Howell (2010). Commerce Before Capitalism in Europe, 1300-1600. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 365 p.). Miriam Champion Professor of History (Columbia University). Commerce -- History -- Medieval, 500-1500; Commerce -- History -- 16th century; Europe -- Commerce. Relationship between so-called commercial revolution of late medieval Europe, capitalist age that followed; merchants, shopkeepers, artisans, consumers in cities, courts throughout Western Europe (densely urbanized Low Countries) - not proto-capitalist, did not consider property fungible asset; reserved capacity of property to secure social bonds, intensified  market regulations, assigned new meaning to marriage, gift-giving, consumption (practices governed by logic specific to their age, made Europe's economic future possible).

Kenneth Hudson (1976). Industrial Archaeology: A New Introduction. (London, UK: J. Baker, 240 p. [3rd rev. ed.]). Industrial archaeology--Great Britain.

--- (1976). The Archaeology of Industry. (New York, NY: Scribner, 128 p.). Industrial archaeology.

--- (1979). World Industrial Archaeology. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 247 p.). Industrial archaeology.

--- (1984). Industrial History from the Air. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 139 p.). Aerial photography in industrial archaeology--Great Britain; Industries--Great Britain--History.

Edwin S. Hunt, James M. Murray (1999). A History of Business in Medieval Europe, 1200-1550. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 277 p.). Banks and banking--Europe--History; Economic history--Medieval, 500-1500; Europe--Commerce--History; Europe--Economic conditions. Economic, political forces (of Roman and Christian heritage) that shaped organization of agriculture, manufacturing, construction, mining, transportation, marketing, businessmen's responses to devastating plagues, famines, warfare that beset Europe in late Middle Ages - prepared way for economic expansion of sixteenth century; two themes: 1) force, direction of business development in this period stemmed primarily from demands of elite; 2) lasting legacy of medieval businessmen - brilliant innovations in business organization, skillful adaptations of imported inventions.

Louis C. Hunter (1979). A History of Industrial Power in the United States, 1780-1930: Vol.1: Waterpower in the Century of the Steam Engine. (Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 606 p.). Water rights--United States--History; Steam engineering--United States--History; Power transmission--History; Industries--United States--History.

Louis C. Hunter (1985). A History of Industrial Power in the United States, 1780-1930: Vol. 2: Steam Power. (Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 732 p.). Water rights--United States--History; Steam engineering--United States--History; Power transmission--History; Industries--United States--History.

Louis C. Hunter (1979-c1991). A History of Industrial Power in the United States, 1780-1930: Vol. 3: The Transmission of Power. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press). Water rights--United States--History; Steam engineering--United States--History; Power transmission--History; Industries--United States--History.

James Willard Hurst (1970). The Legitimacy of the Business Corporation in the Law of the United States, 1780-1970. (Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 191 p.). Corporation law--United States--History.

Introduction by Oliver Jensen (1972). Great Stories of American Businessmen, From American Heritage, The Magazine of History. (New York, NY: American Heritage Pub. Co., 382 p.). Businesspeople--United States--Biography.

David J. Jeremy (1998). A Business History of Britain, 1900-1990's. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 610 p.). Industrial management--Great Britain--History--20th century; Business enterprises--Great Britain--History--20th century; Entrepreneurship--Great Britain--History--19th century; Industrial organization--Great Britain--History--20th century; Technological innovations--Economic aspects--Great Britain--History--20th century.

Ed. Arnita A. Jones and Philip L. Cantelon (1993). Corporate Archives and History: Making the Past Work. (Malabar, FL: Krieger Pub., 211 p.). Executive Director, American Historical Association; President, History Associates. Business records; Corporations--Archives.

Geoffrey Jones (1996). The Evolution of International Business: An Introduction. (New York, NY: Routledge, 360 p.). business enterprises--History; International trade--History; Cartels--History; Competition, International--History.

Sheldon Kamieniecki (2006). Corporate America and Environmental Policy: How Often Does Business Get Its Way? (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 348 p.). Professor of Political Science (University of Southern California). Corporate power--United States; Environmental policy--United States; Industrial management--Environmental aspects--United States; Business and politics--United States; Corporations--Political aspects--United States; Big business--United States. Investigation of business influence in agenda building, environmental policymaking in the United States over time. 

Ed. Carl Kaysen (1996). The American Corporation Today. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 501 p.). Corporations--United States.

Carol Kennedy (2003). From Dynasties to Dotcoms: The Rise, Fall and Reinvention of British Business in the Past 100 Years. (London, UK: Kogan Page, 228 p.). Business enterprises--Great Britain--History--20th century.

K. Austin Kerr, Amos J. Loveday and Mansel G. Blackford (1990). Local Businesses: Exploring Their History. (Nashville, TN: American Association of State and Local History, 128 p.). Corporations--United States--Historiography; Business enterprises--United States--Historiography; Local history; United States--History, Local--Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Thomas Kessner (2003). Capital City: New York City and the Men Behind America's Rise to Economic Dominance, 1860-1900. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 396 p.). Corporations--New York (State)--History--19th century; Capitalism--New York (State)--History--19th century; Capitalists and financiers--New York (State)--New York; New York (N.Y.)--Economic conditions--19th century; New York (N.Y.)--History--19th century.

Maury Klein (2007). The Genesis of Industrial America, 1870-1920. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 200 p.). Professor of History (University of Rhode Island). Industrial revolution--United States--History--19th century; Industrial revolution--United States--History--20th century; United States--Economic conditions--1865-1918. Dawn of modern big business - four major revolutions: 1) power, 2) transportation, 3) communication, 4) organization; interplay of key factors: entrepreneurial talent, technology, land, natural resources, law, mass markets, rise of cities; delineates process that laid foundation for modern era.

Maury Klein and Harvey A. Kantor (1976). Prisoners of Progress: American Industrial Cities, 1850-1920. (New York, NY: Macmillan, 459 p.). Cities and towns--United States--History; Urbanization--United States--History; Industries--United States--History.

Eds. Christopher Kobrak and Per H. Hansen (2003). European Business, Dictatorship, and olitical Risk, 1920-1945. (New York, NY: Berghahn Books, 261 p.). Industrial policy --Europe --History --20th century; Business and politics --Europe --History --20th century; Business enterprises --Europe --History --20th century; Country risk --Europe --History --20th century; National socialism --Europe --History --20th century; Europe --Economic conditions --1918-1945. From series of workshops (Berlin, Odense, Paris) organized by the Society for European Business History.

Ed. Nancy F. Koehn (2009). The Story of American Business: From the Front Pages of the New York Times. (Boston, MA, Harvard Business Press, 416 p.). James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Industries --United States --History; Corporations --United States --History; United States --Commerce --History. Times's most fascinating, relevant articles about business from the 1850s to todaypeople, trends, pivotal events that have shaped business in America; themes: 1) rise of big business, advent of mass production, national market, modern U.S. economy; 2) Wall Street's origins, key players, influence, evolution; 3) leadership-from robber barons to corporate rock stars; 4) growth of consumer society, changing women's roles, development of labor movement, rise of service economy, impact of corporate scandals.

David C. Korten (2001). When Corporations Rule the World. (San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler, 384 p. [2nd ed.]). Board Chair of the Positive Futures Network. Corporations--Political aspects; Industries--Environmental aspects; Industrialization--Social aspects; Big business; Power (Social sciences). Business and politics; International business enterprises; International economic relations; Sustainable development. How global corporations dominate people and governments. 

Eds. Michael E. Kraft, Sheldon Kamieniecki (2007). Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests in the American Political System. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 376 p.). Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Environmental Studies (University of Wisconsin-Green Bay); Dean of the Division of Social Sciences (University of California, Santa Cruz). Corporations--Political aspects--United States; Business and politics--United States; Legislation--United States; Corporate power--United States; Environmental policy--United States; Industrial management--Environmental aspects--United States. Factors that determine success, failure of business lobbying in Congress, state legislatures, local governments, federal and state agencies, courts;  whether counterbalanced by environmental groups, public opinion, other forces; empirical evidence of corporate influence on environmental policy. 

Herman E. Krooss and Charles Gilbert (1972). American Business History. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 358 p.). United States--Commerce--History.

Angel Kwolek-Folland (1994). Engendering Business: Men and Women in the Corporate Office, 1870-1930. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 256 p.). Businesswomen--United States--History--19th century; Businesswomen--United States--History--20th century; Sexual division of labor--United States--History--19th century; Sexual division of labor--United States--History--20th century; Man-woman relationships--United States--History--19th century; Man-woman relationships--United States--History--20th century.

--- (1998). Incorporating Women: A History of Women and Business in the United States. (New York, NY: Twayne Publishers, 275 p.). Businesswomen--United States--History; Women-owned business enterprises--United States--History.

David S. Landes (1969). The Unbound Prometheus: Technological Change and Industrial Development in Western Europe from 1750 to the Present. (London, UK: Cambridge University Press, 566 p.). Industries--Europe--History; Europe--Economic conditions.

(Schumpeter), Richard N. Langlois (2007). The Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism: Schumpeter, Chandler, and the New Economy. (New York, NY: Routledge, 122 p.). Professor of Economics (University of Connecticut). Schumpeter, Joseph Alois, 1883-1950; Chandler, Alfred D. (Alfred Dupont), 1918-2007; Industrial organization (Economic theory); Big business; Corporations; Capitalism. Shift of organizational landscape towards more specialized entities connected by markets and networks; places work of Schumpeter and Chandler in larger theoretical framework; offers account of rise, success of corporation and its subsequent unbundling. 

Mark Leibovich (2001). The New Imperialists: The Definitive Stories on the Dynamic Men of the Digital Age. (Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 256 p.). National Technology Reporter (Washington Post). Ellison, Larry; Bezos, Jeffrey; Chambers, John, 1949- ; Gates, Bill, 1955- ; Case, Stephen McConnell; Businessmen--United States; Executives--United States; Computer industry--United States--Management--Case studies; Computer software industry--United States--Case studies.

Walter Licht (1995). Industrializing America: The Nineteenth Century. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 219 p.). Professor of History (University of Pennsylvania). Industrialization--United States--History--19th century; Capitalism--United States--History--19th century; Industrial policy--United States--History--19th century; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865--Regional disparities; United States--Economic conditions--1865-1918--Regional disparities. 

David E. Lilienthal (1953). Big Business: A New Era. (New York, NY: Harper, 209 p.). Trusts, Industrial--United States; United States--Industries.

Eds. Kenneth Lipartito and David B. Sicilia (2004). Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 369 p.). Big business--United States--History; Corporate culture--United States--History; Corporations--United States--History; Business and politics--United States--History; Capitalism--United States--History.

Harold C. Livesay (1979). American Made: Men Who Shaped the American Economy. (Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 310 p.). Businesspeople--United States--Biography.

Harold C. Livesay; edited by Oscar Handlin (2000). Andrew Carnegie and the Rise of Big Business. (New York, NY: Longman, 228 p. [2nd ed.]). Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919; Industrialists--United States--Biography; Millionaires--United States--Biography; Philanthropists--United States--Biography; Steel industry and trade--United States--History; Iron industry and trade--United States--History; Big business--United States--History; Rich people--United States--Biography.

Edward Luce (2007). In Spite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India. (London, UK: Little, Brown, 388 p.). Washington Bureau Chief (Financial Times), Former South Asia Bureau Chief, based in New Delhi, between 2001 and 2006. India--Commerce--History; India--Economic Conditions--1947--. Economic rival to U.S. in entirely different sense from China. New India - land of many contradictions; stubborn traditions, unevenly modernizing present, huge opportunities, tremendous challenges. 

Lien Bich Luu (2005). Immigrants and the Industries of London, 1500-1700. (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 366 p.). Lecturer in History (University of Hertfordshire, UK). Alien labor--Great Britain--History; Immigrants--England--London--History; Industries--England--London--History. Origins, changing face and shape of many trades, crafts and skills: three in particular: 1) silk weaving, 2) beer brewing, 3) silver trade (relied heavily on foreign skills in 16th century, major industries in capital by 18th century).

Ed. Frank Magill (1996). Chronology of Twentieth-Century History. Business and Commerce. (Chicago, IL: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 1506 p.). Economic history--20th century; Business--History--20th century; Commerce--History--20th century.

Nikki Mandell (2002). The Corporation as Family: The Gendering of Corporate Welfare, 1890-1930. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 208 p.). Industrial welfare History.

Joe Martin (2009). History of Canadian Business. (Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 504 p.). Director of the Canadian Business History program, Adjunct Professor of Business Strategy, and Executive in Residence at the Rotman School of Management (University of Toronto). Industries--Canada--History; Canada--Commerce--History; Canada--Economic conditions--1850-2005. Canada’s place in world in mid-19th century; major changes that occurred over next 150 years, ‘creative-destructive’ forces that shaped Canadian capitalism: economic wealth, demographics, trade in light of important geographic, political changes; evolution of large corporation in Canada 1905 to 2005; role of government, ways in which it interacts with business.

Anne Mayhew (2008). Narrating the Rise of Big Business in the USA: How Economists Explain Standard Oil and Wal-Mart. (New York, NY: Routledge, 208 p.). Professor Emeritus of Economics (University of Tennessee). Big business--Case studies; Big business--history. Stories surrounding creation of Standard Oil, Wal-Mart and their founders, John D. Rockefeller, Sam Walton; narratives associated with American big business; diverse views, its effects of welfare can be reconciled, better policies derived from ideas from business world, those who have dissented from most widely accepted story told by economists; some of major social, economics problems of 21st-century.

Micheline Maynard (2009). The Selling of the American Economy: How Foreign Companies Are Remaking the American Dream. (New York, NY, Broadway Books, 261p.). Senior Business Correspondent (New York Times). International business enterprises --United States; United States --Economic conditions --2001-2009. Paradigm shift transforming American economy, remaking American dream; foreign investments are overwhelmingly positive force (Toyota, Airbus, Tata): create thousands of jobs, pump billions of dollars into national and local economies, reinvigorate and strengthen communities, foster innovation and diversity in marketplace, teach Americans new ways to live and work; need for foreign investment never been greater - selling our economy to highest bidder may be very good news for America.

Anthony J. Mayo, Nitin Nohria (2005). In Their Time: The Greatest Business Leaders of the Twentieth Century. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 444 p.). Executive Director of the Harvard Business School Leadership Initiative Program; Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Executives--United States--History--20th century; Leadership--United States--History--20th century; Success in business--United States--History--20th century. "Contextual intelligence" of great business leaders.

Edited and with an introduction by Thomas K. McCraw (1988). The Essential Alfred Chandler: Essays Toward a Historical Theory of Big Business. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 538 p.). Big business--United States--History; Industrial management--United States--History.

Thomas K. McCraw (2000). American Business, 1920-2000: How It Worked. (Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, 270 p. [2nd ed.]). Industries--United States--History--20th century; Corporations--United States--History--20th century; Labor--United States--History--20th century; United States--Commerce--History--20th century; United States--Economic conditions.

--- (2009). American Business, Since 1920: How It Worked. (Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, 354 p. [2nd ed.]). Industries--United States--History--20th century; Corporations--United States--History--20th century; Labor--United States--History--20th century; United States--Commerce--History--20th century; United States--Economic conditions. Examinations of representative companies, remarkable people who led them (entrepreneurial startups to big businesses); women and African Americans in business; vital sectors of American business (finance, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, computers, Silicon Valley, Internet); economic turmoil, industry consolidation.

Richard B. McKenzie and Dwight R. Lee (2007). In Defense of Monopoly: How Market Power Fosters Creative Production. (Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 320 p.). Professor, Economics and Walter B. Gerken Chair of Enterprise & Society at the Paul Merage School of Business (University of California, Irvine); Director of the Ramsey Center for Private Enterprise, Ramsey Chair of Private Enterprise in the Terry College of Business (University of Georgia). Monopolies; Production (Economic theory). Why some degree of monopoly presence is necessary to maximize improvement of human welfare over time; why an economic system's failure to efficiently allocate its resources is necessary precondition for maximizing system's long-term performance; creation of goods, services in real world requires competition, prospect of gains beyond normal competitive rate of return.

Dennis L. McNamara (1990). The Colonial Origins of Korean Enterprise, 1910-1945. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 208 p.). Corporations--Korea (South)--History--20th century; Korea--Economic conditions--1910-1945; Korea--History--Japanese occupation, 1910-1945.

Tim McNeese (2008). The Robber Barons and the Sherman Anti-trust Act: Reshaping American Business. (New York, NY: Chelsea House Publishers, 122 p.). Associate Professor of History (York College in York, NE). United States. Sherman Act; Trusts, Industrial --United States --History; Big business --Moral and ethical aspects --United States --History; Industrialists --United States --History; Antitrust law --United States --History. 1890 - passage of Sherman Antitrust Act, designed to bring down controlling interests in U.S. economy; foundations, repercussions of law that reshaped American business.

Kim McQuaid (1982). Big Business and Presidential Power: From FDR to Reagan. (New York, NY: Morrow, 383 p.). United States -- Economic policy; Industrial policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century; Business and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

--- (1994). Uneasy Partners: Big Business in American Politics, 1945-1990. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 224 p.). Industrial policy -- United States -- History -- 20th century; Business and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century; International economic relations -- History -- 20th century.

David R. Meyer (2003). The Roots of American Industrialization. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 333 p.). Professor of Sociology and Urban Studies (Brown University). Industrialization--United States--History--19th century.; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865. How eastern United States made successful transformation from agricultural to  industrial economy - 1) 1790 - 1820; 2) 1820 - 1860; agriculture and industry were mutually reinforcing.

John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge (2003). The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea. (New York, NY: Modern Library,     p.). Corporations--History; Incorporation--History; Business enterprises--History; Entrepreneurship--History; Business--History; Commerce--History; Economic history. Progress of "company" from 1) Assyrian partnership agreements 2) through 16th- and 17th-century European "charter companies" (opened trade with distant parts of the world) 3) to today's multinationals.

H. Craig Miner (1989). The Corporation and the Indian: Tribal Sovereignty and Industrial Civilization in Indian Territory, 1865-1907. (Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press,236 p.). Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History (Wichita State University). Indians of North America --Indian Territory --Economic conditions; Corporations --Indian Territory; Indians of North America --Indian Territory --Politics and government; Indians of North America --Land tenure --Indian Territory; Indian Territory --Economic conditions.

Morton Mintz and Jerry S. Cohen (1971). America, Inc.: Who Owns and Operates the United States. (New York, NY: Dial Press, 424 p.). Big business--United States; Business and politics--United States; Commercial crimes--United States; Industrial policy--United States.

Beth Mintz and Michael Schwartz (1985). The Power Structure of American Business. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 327 p.). Financial institutions--United States; Corporations--United States.

Lawrence E. Mitchell (2007). The Speculation Economy: How Finance Triumphed Over Industry.  (San Francisco, CA Berrett-Koehler 395 p.). Theodore Rinehart Professor of Business Law (The George Washington University). Industries --United States; Corporations --United States; Finance --United States; Speculation --United States; United States --Economic policy. Roots of one of most critical flaws in modern American capitalism. When stock market become driver of American economy - first decade of 20th century as result of birth of giant modern corporation (spurred rise of stock market); 1920s - stock market left behind business origins, became reason for creation of business itself; legal, financial, economic, social transformations that allowed financiers to collect companies, combine them into huge new corporations for main purpose of manufacturing stock, dumping it on market; started to make more money from legal, financial manipulation than from practical business improvements (innovations in technology, management, distribution, marketing); how and why, over course of first two decades of 20th century, attitudes shifted, Americans changed from cautious bond buyers into eager stock speculators; how federal government, wedded to outdated economic model, struggled to expand its own power, failed to regulate finance, missed chance to control corporations; finance came to dominate industry, stock ownership spread widely through society, stock market came to dominate finance.

Cheryl Moch and Vincent Virga (1984). The Biggest, the Boldest, the Best Deals: The World's Shrewdest and Most Lucrative Deals from Business, Entertainment, Politics, and Sports (New York, NY: Crown Publishers, 369 p.). Deals.

Gilbert Holland Montague (1968). Trusts of Today; Facts Relating to Their Promotion, Financial Management, and the Attempts at State Control. (New York, NY: Greenwood Press, 219 p.). Trusts, Industrial. Deals some with the financing of big business and the problems of popular perception and the reality of markets.

John Moody (1968). The Truth about the Trusts; A Description and Analysis of the American Trust Movement. (New York, NY: Greenwood Press, 514 p. [orig. pub. 1904]). Trusts, Industrial--United States.

Karl Moore and David Lewis (1999). Birth of the Multinational: 2000 Years of Ancient Business History from Ashur to Augustus. (Copenhagen, Denmark: Copenhagen Business School, 341 p.). International business enterprises--History; International trade--History; History, ancient--Economic aspects.

Hal Morgan (1986). Symbols of America. (New York, NY: Viking, 238 p.). Trademarks--United States.

Compiled and Edited by H. Wayne Morgan (1974). Industrial America: The Environment and Social Problems, 1865-1920. (Chicago, IL: Rand McNally College Pub. Co., 174 p.). Social problems--Addresses, essays, lectures; United States--Social conditions--To 1865.

Kenneth Morgan (1999). The Birth of Industrial Britain: Economic Change 1750-1850. (New York, NY: Longman, 160 p.). Industrialization--Great Britain--History; Industries--Great Britain--History--18th century; Industries--Great Britain--History--19th century; Great Britain--Economic conditions--1760-1860.

Charles R. Morris (2005). The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J.P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy. (New York, NY: Times Books, 400 p.). Rockefeller, John D. (John Davison), 1839-1937; Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919; Gould, Jay, 1836-1892; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Industrial management--United States--History; Industrialists--United States--Biography. Founding fathers of U. S. economy.

Kenneth Morris, Marc Robinson, Richard Kroll (1990). American Dreams: One Hundred Years of Business Ideas and Innovation from The Wall Street Journal. (New York, NY: Lightbulb Press, 223 p.). Business enterprises -- United States -- History; Industries -- United States -- History; Technological innovations -- United States -- History.

Carl Mosk (2001). Japanese Industrial History: Technology, Urbanization, and Economic Growth. (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 293 p.). Professor of Economics (University of Victoria). Industries --Japan --History; Corporations --Japan --Growth --History; Industrialization --Japan --History; Urbanization --Japan --History; Technology --Japan --History; Japan --Commerce --History; Japan --Economic conditions; Japan --Social conditions. Industrial development of country since Meiji Restoration (1868); how early concentration of labor, capital in region, political will of local and national governments was driving force behind Japan's early, swift, lasting success as economic superpower.

Ralph Nader and William Taylor (1986). The Big Boys: Power and Position in American Business. (New York, NY: Pantheon, 571 p.). Big business--United States; Businesspeople--United States.

R. T. Naylor (2006). The History of Canadian Business, 1867-1914. (Montreal, QU: McGill-Queen’s University Pres, 728 p.). Professor of Economics (McGill University). Industries--Canada--History--19th century; Finance--Canada--History--19th century; Industries--Canada--History--20th century; Finance--Canada--History--20th century; Canada--Commerce--History--19th century; Canada--Commerce--History--20th century. Interplay of big business, big government in Canada between Confederation, World War I - corruption as norm; emergence, development of corporate capitalism during country's formative years, epidemic of white-collar crime in elite financial institutions, origins of modern corporate-welfare state in tax concessions, subsidies; one of twenty most outstanding works in field in last half of twentieth century ( Social Sciences Federation of Canada).

Nitin Nohria, Davis Dyer, Frederick Dalzell (2002). Changing Fortunes: Remaking the Industrial Corporation. (New York, NY: Wiley, 320 p.). Corporations--United States--History--20th century; Business planning--United States.

Floyd Norris and Christine Bockelmann (2000). The New York Times Century of Business. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 326 p.). Economic history--20th century; Business--History--20th century.

Makoto Ohtsu with Tomio Imanari; foreword by Solomon B. Levine (2002). Inside Japanese Business: A Narrative History, 1960-2000. (Armonk, NY: M.E.Sharpe, 459 p.). Industrial management--Japan--History; Corporate culture--Japan--History; Businesspeople--Japan--Interviews.

John Orbell (1987). A Guide to Tracing the History of a Business. (Brookfield, VT: Gower, 116 p.). Business enterprises--History--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Business enterprises--Historiography; Business enterprises--Great Britain--History--Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Business enterprises--Great Britain--Historiography.

David Ormrod (2003). The Rise of Commercial Empires: England and the Netherlands in the Age of Mercantilism, 1650-1770. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 400 p.). Senior Lecturer in Economic and Social History (University of Kent). Mercantile system Great Britain History 17th century; Mercantile system Great Britain History 18th century; Mercantile system Netherlands History 17th century; Mercantile system Netherlands History 18th century; Great Britain Commerce History 17th century; Great Britain Commerce History 18th century; Netherlands Commerce History 17th century; Netherlands Commerce History 18th century; North Sea Region Commerce History 17th century; North Sea Region Commerce History 18th century; Great Britain Commerce Netherlands History 17th century; Netherlands Commerce Great Britain History 17th century; Great Britain Commerce Netherlands History 18th century; Netherlands Commerce Great Britain History 18th century.  

Evan Osborne (2007). The Rise of the Anti-Corporate Movement: Corporations and the People Who Hate Them. (Westport, CTr: Praeger, 246 p.). Professor of Economics (Wright State University). Corporations; Anti-globalization movement; Corporate profits; Corporate power; Corporate culture--Congresses. History of anti-corporate sentiment; counter: 1) corporations confer many more benefits to society than ill, 2) are essential engine of human progress, 3) longstanding legal principles are more than adequate to address their flaws. 

Geoffrey Owen (1999). From Empire to Europe: The Decline and Revival of British Industry Since the Second World War. (London, UK: HarperCollins, 417 p.). Senior Fellow, Managerial Economics and Strategy Group and Management Department (London School of Economics). Industries -- Great Britain -- 20th century; Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.

Tom Paiva (2003). Industrial Night. (Los Angeles, CA: Hennessey + Ingalls, 57 p.). Corporate Photographer. Artistic and regional photography; industrial archaeology. 

Eds. Chittabrata Palit, Pranjal Kumar Bhattacharya (2006). Business History of India. (New Delhi, India: Kalpaz Publications, 308 p.). India -- Commerce -- History -- Congresses.

C. Northcote Parkinson (1974). Big Business. (Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 263 p.). Big business; Labor unions.

--- (1977). The Rise of Big Business. (London, UK: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 276 p.). Big business--Great Britain--History.

ed.Peter Lester Payne (1967). Studies in Scottish Business History. (New York, NY: A.M. Kelley, 435 p.). Industries--Scotland--History; Investments, Scottish--History; Scotland--Economic conditions--Bibliography..

Charles Perrow (2002). Organizing America: Wealth, Power, and the Origins of Corporate Capitalism. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 259 p.). Organizational behavior--United States--History--19th century; Big business--United States--History--19th century; Social change--United States--History--19th century.

Kim Phillips-Fein (2010). Invisible Hands: The Businessmen's Crusade Against the New Deal. (New York, NY, Norton, 356 p.). Assistant Professor at the Gallatin School (New York University). Business --Influence -- United States -- History; Conservatism --United States --History --20th century; United States --Politics and government --1933-1945; United States --Politics and government --1945-1989. Economic conflict at heart of political change; history of conservatism against New Deal liberalism; role of big, small business in American politics; how money used to create political change from 1933 to 1980;  how small group of American businessmen (W. C. Mullendore, Leonard Read, Jasper Crane, Lemuel Boulware) built political movement, resisted New Deal economics, sought to educate and organize peers (campaigns, think tanks, magazines, lobbying groups, indoctrinating employees in virtues of unfettered capitalism, nurtured conservative thinkers like economist Friedrich von Hayek and his secretive Mont Pellerin Society); free-market conservatism’s incubation in 1940s and 1950s; America's post-1960s rightward turn; electoral victory of Ronald Reagan in 1980.

Yovanna Pineda (2009). Industrial Development in a Frontier Economy: The Industrialization of Argentina, 1890-1930. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 209 p.). Associate Professor of Latin American History (St. Michael's College). Argentina -- Economic conditions -- 19th century; Argentina -- Economic conditions -- 20th century; Industrialization -- Argentina -- History; Industries -- Argentina -- History. 1890 - wealthy nation on brink of industrialization; failed to develop efficient manufacturing sector over next forty years; countries in similar circumstances successfully modernized (Meiji Japan, Brazil, Mexico); microanalysis of 59 domestic corporations (in ten manufacturing sectors); Argentina's macroeconomic conditions led domestic manufacturers to concentrate on survival at expense of innovation and growth; risk-averse, monopolistic business practices resulted; forestalled  industrialization (more than collective action, governmental policy). 

Steven L. Piott (1985). The Anti-Monopoly Persuasion: Popular Resistance to the Rise of Big Business in the Midwest. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 194 p.). Monopolies -- Middle West -- History; Trusts, Industrial -- Middle West -- History; Big business -- Middle West -- Public opinion -- History; Public opinion -- Middle West -- History. Series Contributions in economics and economic history.

Sidney Pollard (1981). Peaceful Conquest: The Industrialization of Europe, 1760-1970. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 451 p.). Industrialization--Europe--History.

Glenn Porter (1992). The Rise of Big Business, 1860-1920. (Arlington Heights, IL: Harlan Davidson, 145 p., 2nd ed.). Big business--United States--History.

S. J. Prais (1976). The Evolution of Giant Firms in Britain: A Study of the Growth of Concentration in Manufacturing Industry in Britain, 1909-70. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 342 p.). Manufacturing industries--Great Britain; Industrial concentration--Great Britain--History; Industries--Size; Industrial concentration--History.

Harland N. Prechel (2000). Big Business and the State: Historical Transitions and Corporate Transformation, 1880s-1990s. (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 317 p.). Big business--Government policy--United States--History; Industrial policy--United States--History; Corporation law--United States--History; Corporations--United States--Growth--History; Industrial organization--United States--History; Capitalism--United States--History.

C. Joseph Pusateri (1988). A History of American Business. (Arlington Heights, IL: Harlan Davidson, 444 p. [2nd ed.]). Business enterprises--United States--History; Businesspeople--United States--History; Capitalism--United States--History; United States--Commerce--History.

Vera Blinn Reber (1979). British Mercantile Houses in Buenos Aires, 1810-1880. (Cambridge, M: Harvard University Press, 296 p.). Mercantile system--Argentina--History; Merchants--Argentina--History; Merchants--Great Britain--History; Great Britain--Commerce--Argentina--History; Argentina--Commerce--Great Britain--History.

Anthony Reid (1988-1993). Southeast Asia in the Age of Commerce, 1450-1680. (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2 vols.). Director, Asia Research Institute (NUS, Singapore). Asia, Southeastern--History. 

James Oliver Robertson (1985). America's Business. (New York, NY: Hill and Wang, 277 p.). Business enterprises -- United States -- History; Businessmen -- United States -- History.

Compiled by Richard Robinson (1990). United States Business History, 1602-1988: A Chronology. (New York, NY: Greenwood Press, 643 p.). Industries--United States--History; Business enterprises--United States--History; Businesspeople--United States--History; Businesswomen--United States--History.

--- (1993). Business History of the World: A Chronology. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 562 p.). Economic history--Chronology; Business--History--Chronology; Industries--History--Chronology; Business enterprises--History--Chronology.

Fernando Rocchi (2005). Chimneys in the Desert: Industrialization in Argentina During the Export Boom Years, 1870-1930. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 394 p.). Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History (University of Torcuato Di Tella, Argentina). Industrialization--Argentina. Economic history of Argentina before the 1930 Depression.  

Subir Roy (2005). Made in India: A Study of Emerging Competitiveness. (New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw-Hill Pub. Co., 210 p.). Associate Editor (Business Standard). Competition--India--History; Industries--India--History; India--Commerce. Analysis of India’s globally competitive industries--how they evolved, where they now stand, their probable impact on world markets in the years ahead.

William G. Roy (1997). Socializing Capital: The Rise of the Large Industrial Corporation in America (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 338 p.). Big business--United States--History; Corporations--United States--Finance--History; Industrial policy--United States--History; Capitalism--United States--History; Social structure--United States--History; Rich people--United States--History; Power (Social sciences)--United States--History. Merger wave of 1890s - many large firms turned to public capital markets to facilitate mergers.

Mark Schapiro (2007). Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products-- Who’s at Risk and What’s at Stake for American Power. (White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Pub., 216 p.). Editorial Director of the Center for Investigative Reporting (San Francisco). Industries--Environmental aspects--United States; Business enterprises--Environmental aspects--United States; Green technology--Government policy--Europe; Competition--Environmental aspects--United States; Environmental policy--United States. Global markets, everyday products, toxic chemicals that bind them; European Union laws have forced multinationals to manufacture safer products vs. products developed, sold in United States.

Christopher J. Schmitz (1995). The Growth of Big Business in the United States and Western Europe, 1850-1939. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 106 p.). Big business--United States--History; Big business--Europe, Western--History; International business enterprises--United States--History; International business enterprises--Europe, Western--History. 

Andrew M. Schocket (2007). Founding Corporate Power in Early National Philadelphia. (DeKalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 288 p.). Assistant Professor of History (Bowling Green State University). Corporations--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia--History; Philadelphia (Pa.)--Commerce--History. Corporate aristocracy created new form of power; corporations answered needs that private individuals or partnerships could not, government would not, supply. 

Florian Schui (2006). Early Debates about Industry: Voltaire and His Contemporaries. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 256 p.). Voltaire, 1694-1778 --Political and social views; Industries--France--Philosophy; Industrialization--Philosophy; Industrialization--Europe--History--18th century. Pivotal decades of the eighteenth-century - modern concept of industry at heart of heated debates in France and other European countries.

Larry Schweikart (2000). The Entrepreneurial Adventure: A History of Business in the United States (Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt College Publishers, 599 p.). Business enterprises--United States--History; Industries--United States--History; Businesspeople--United States--History; Entrepreneurship--History; United States--Commerce--History.

Arthur Schweitzer (1964). Big Business in the Third Reich. (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 739 p.). Big business--Germany; Germany--Economic policy--1933-1945.

Ronald E. Seavoy (1982). The Origins of the American Business Corporation, 1784-1855: Broadening the Concept of Public Service During Industrialization (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 314 p.). Incorporation--New York (State)--History; Incorporation--United States--History; Corporations--New York (State)--History; Corporations--United States--History.

Ben B. Seligman (1971). The Potentates: Business and Businessmen in American History. (New York, NY: Dial Press, 402 p.). Businessmen--United States--History; Industries--United States--History.

Kim Sichel; with additional essays by Judith Bookbinder and John Stomberg (1995). From Icon to Irony: German and American Industrial Photography: Boston University Art Gallery, November 4-December 17, 1995. (Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 76 p.). Photography, Industrial -- Exhibitions; Industrial buildings -- Pictorial works -- Exhibitions; Documentary photography -- Exhibitions; Photography -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions; Photography -- Germany -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.

Jeffrey Sklansky (2002). The Soul's Economy: Market Society and Selfhood in American Thought, 1820-1920. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 313 p.). Assistant Professor of History at Oregon State University. Industrial relations--United States--History--19th century; Industrial relations--United States--History--20th century; Capitalism--United States--History--19th century; Capitalism--United States--History--20th century; Industrialization--United States--History--19th century; Social classes--United States--History--19th century; Social classes--United States--History--20th century; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865; United States--Economic conditions--1865-1918; United States--Social conditions--To 1865; United States--Social conditions--1865-1918.

Compiled by Sterling G. Slappey (1973). Pioneers of American Business. (New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 300 p.). Business--History--Case studies; United States--Commerce--History--Case studies. Originally published as articles in Nation's business.

Keetie E. Sluyterman (2005). Dutch Enterprise in the Twentieth Century: Business Strategies in a Small Open Economy. (New York, NY: Routledge, 319 p.). Strategic planning--Netherlands; Industrial management--Netherlands; International business enterprises--Netherlands. Twentieth century economic history of Netherlands from business history perspective. 

Michael Stephen Smith (2006). The Emergence of Modern Business Enterprise in France, 1800-1930. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 575 p.). Associate Professor of History (University of South Carolina). Industrialization--France--History; Industries--France--History; Capitalism--France--History.; Business enterprises--France--History. Record of modern business enterprise in France. How France left behind small-scale merchant capitalism for the large corporate enterprises.

Page Smith (1984). The Rise of Industrial America: A People's History of the Post-Reconstruction Era. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 965 p.). United States--History--1865-1898.

Richard Austin Smith (1963). Corporations in Crisis. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 214 p.). Big business--United States.

Robert Michael Smith with a foreword by Scott Molloy (2003). From Blackjacks to Briefcases: A History of Commercialized Strikebreaking and Unionbusting in the United States. (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 179 p.). Strikebreakers--United States--History; Union busting--United States--History; Strikes and lockouts--United States--History.

Roy C. Smith (2002). Adam Smith and the Origins of American Enterprise: How America's Industrial Success Was Forged by the Timely Ideas of a Brilliant Scots Economist. (New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 224 p.). Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance (Stern School, NYU). Smith, Adam, 1723-1790; Free enterprise--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865.

Thomas C. Smith (1955). Political Change and Industrial Development in Japan: Government Enterprise, 1868-1880. (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 126 p.). Industries--Japan; Government ownership--Japan.

--- (1988). Native Sources of Japanese Industrialization, 1750-1920. (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 278 p.). Emeritus Professor of History (University of California, Berkeley). Industrialization--Japan--History; Japan--Economic conditions; Japan--Social conditions.

Robert Sobel (1971). Conquest and Conscience: The 1840's. (New York, NY: Crowell, 330 p.). United States--History--1815-1861; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865; United States--Social conditions--To 1865.

--- (1974). Machines and Morality: The 1850s. (New York, NY: Crowell, 332 p.). Industrialization--United States; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865; United States--Social conditions--To 1865.

--- (1993). The Age of Giant Corporations : A Microeconomic History of American Business, 1914-1992. (Westport, CT: Praeger, 315 p. (3rd ed.)). Industrial policy--United States--History--20th century; Corporations--United States--History--20th century; Industries--United States--History--20th century.

--- (2000). The Great Boom, 1950-2000: How a Generation of Americans Created the World's Most Prosperous Society. (New York, NY: St. Martin's Press, 450 p.). Professor of Finance (Hofstra University). Veterans--United States; United States--Economic conditions--1945- ; United States--Social conditions--1945-.

Paul Solman and Thomas Friedman (1983). Life and Death on the Corporate Battlefield: How Companies Win, Lose, Survive. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 248 p.). Editors, "Enterprise", PBS documentary series about Business. Corporations--United States; United States--Commerce.

William C. Speidel (1967). Sons of the Profits; or, There's No Business Like Grow Business: The Seattle Story, 1851-1901. (Seattle, WA: Nettle Creek Pub. Co., 345 p.). Seattle (Wash.)--History.

Peter Spufford (2003). Power and Profit: The Merchant in Medieval Europe. (New York, NY: Thames & Hudson, 432 p.). Merchants--Europe--History; Europe--Commerce--History.

G. Harry Stine (1986). The Corporate Survivors. (New York, NY: American Management Association, 230 p.). Corporations--United States--History--20th century; Industrial management--United States--History--20th century; Technological innovations--Economic aspects--United States--History--20th century.

Jon Stobart (2004). The First Industrial Region: North-West England, c.1700-60. (New York, NY: Manchester University Press, 259 p.). Senior Lecturer in Geography (Coventry University). Industries --England, Northern --History --18th century; England, Northern --Economic conditions. Geography of economic growth during early phases of industrialisation in England; 1) proper understanding of national economy can only be gained through closer regional analyses; 2) regional integration effected through towns was crucial to national development as it facilitated spatial, sectoral specialisations which were key to wider economic growth in this period.

Ed. Barry Supple (1977). Essays in British Business History. (New York, NY: Clarendon Press, 267 p.). Industries --Great Britain --History; Great Britain --Economic conditions.

Ed. Barry E. Supple (1992). The Rise of Big Business. (Brookfield, VT: E. Elgar Pub., 636 p.). Big business--History; Corporations--History; Business enterprises--History.

Francis X. Sutton et al. (1956). The American Business Creed. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 414 p.). Businessmen--United States; Industrial management--United States; United States--Industries.

George Symeonidis (2002). The Effects of Competition: Cartel Policy and the Evolution of Strategy and Structure in British Industry. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 542 p.). Corporations--Great Britain--History--20th century; Cartels--Great Britain--History--20th century; Strategic alliances (Business)--Great Britain--History--20th century; Competition--Great Britain--History--20th century; Big business--Great Britain--History--20th century; Industrial policy--Great Britain--History--20th century; Prices--Great Britain--History--20th century; Costs, Industrial--Great Britain--History--20th century.

Ed. Masayuki Tanimoto (2006). The Role of Tradition in Japan’s Industrialization: Another Path to Industrialization. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 368 p.). Industrialization--Japan; Industries--Japan; Industrial policy--Japan; Japan--Economic policy. Japan's industrialization from perspective of "indigenous development" ("traditional" or "indigenous" industries).

James Taylor (2006). Creating Capitalism: Joint-Stock Enterprise in British Politics and Culture, 1800-1870. (Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Royal Historical Society and Boydell Press, 256 p.). Lecturer in British History (Lancaster University). Industrialization--England--History; Industries--England--History; Capitalism--England--History.; Business enterprises--England--History; England--Economic conditions; Social conditions. Why joint-stock enterprises became established in Britain in mid-19th  century - legal system restructured, limited liability legislation in mid-1850s;  political agendas drove economic reforms (not new, positive attitudes to speculation, economic growth).

Richard S. Tedlow (2001). Giants of Enterprise: Seven Business Innovators and the Empires They Built. (New York, NY: HarperCollins, p.). Businessmen--United States--Biography; Executives--United States--Biography; Capitalists and financiers--United States--Biography; Entrepreneurship--United States--Case studies; Big business--United States--Case studies.

Ed. with an introduction by Peter Temin (1994). Industrialization in North America. (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 741 p.). Industrialization--North America--History; North America--Economic conditions.

Alfred L. Thimm (1976). Business Ideologies in the Reform-Progressive Era, 1880-1914. (Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press, 264 p.). Businessmen -- United States -- History; Big business -- United States -- History; United States -- Commerce -- History.

Ed. Pier Angelo Toninelli (2000). The Rise and Fall of State-Owned Enterprise in the Western World. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 320 p.). Government business enterprises--History. 

Alan Trachtenberg (2007). The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age. (New York, NY: Hill and Wang, 260 p. [orig. pub. 1982]). Neil Gray, Jr., Professor of English and American Studies (Yale University). United States--Civilization--1865-1918. Origins of America's corporate culture, formation of American social fabric after Civil War; expansion of capitalist power in last third of 19th century, cultural changes it brought.

Clive Trebilcock (1981). The Industrialization of the Continental Powers, 1780-1914. (New York, NY: Longman, 495 p.). Industrialization--Europe--History.

Wesley B. Truitt (2006). The Corporation. ( Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 276 p.). Adjunct Professor at the Anderson Graduate School of Management (UCLA), Former Executive-in-Residence at the College of Business Administration (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles). Corporations -- History; Corporations -- Social aspects; Business enterprises -- United States -- History; Corporate governance -- United States. How corporation works, how it contributes to wealth of its shareholders, employees, communities, nations in which it is active; business, its role in society.

Christopher Tugendhat (1971). The Multinationals. (London, UK: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 242 p.). International business enterprises.

Rexford G. Tugwell (1927). Industry's Coming of Age. (New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 274 p.). Industries--United States.

Edwin Tunis (1999). Colonial Craftsmen and the Beginnings of American Industry. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 159 p. [orig. pub. 1965]). Handicraft--United States--History; Industries--United States--History; Artisans--United States--History; United States--Social life and customs--To 1775.

Klaus Turk (2003). Man at Work: 400 Years in Paintings and Bronzes, Labor and the Evolution of Industry in Art. (Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee School of Engineering Press, 432 p.). Author. Work - art --history; industry -- art --history. Summary history of work and industrial development; Eckhart G. Grohmann Collection (700 paintings, sculptures produced over 400-year span; grandfather owned large marble-processing business and quarry in Silesia; acquired Aluminum Casting & Engineering Company in Milwaukee in 1965) at Milwaukee School of Engineering; insight into history of individual labor, trades, industry, technology as interpreted by large variety of artists in many countries.

Michael Useem (1984). The Inner Circle: Large Corporations and the Rise of Business Political Activity in the U.S. and U.K. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 246 p.). Corporations--United States--Political activity; Corporations--Great Britain--Political activity; Big business--United States; Big business--Great Britain.

Harold G. Vatter (1975). The Drive to Industrial Maturity: The U. S. Economy, 1860-1914. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 368 p.). Industries--United States; United States--Economic conditions--1865-1918; United States--Economic conditions--To 1865.

David Vogel (1989). Fluctuating Fortunes: The Political Power of Business in America. (New York, NY: Basic Books, 337 p.). Business and politics--United States; United States--Politics and government--1945-1989.

Mary H. Wade (1925). The Master Builders. (Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 253 p.). Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916; Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922; Washington, Booker T., 1856-1915; Goethals, George W. (George Washington), 1858-1928; Carnegie, Andrew, 1835-1919; Ford, Henry, 1863-1947; United States--Biography.

James Blaine Walker (1949). The Epic of American Industry. (New York, NY: Harper, 513 p.). United States--Economic conditions.

Juliet E.K. Walker (1998). The History of Black Business in America: Capitalism, Race, Entrepreneurship. (New York, NY: Macmillan, 482 p.). Afro-American business enterprises--History.

ed. Juliet E.K. Walker (1999). Encyclopedia of African American Business History. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 721 p.). Afro-American business enterprises--History; Afro-American business enterprises--Encyclopedias; Slavery--United States--Chronology.

Bouck White (1910). The Book of Daniel Drew. (New York, NY: Doubleday, 423 p.). Drew, Daniel, 1797-1879; New York (State)--Politics and government--1865-1950.

David O. Whitten (1983). The Emergence of Giant Enterprise, 1860-1914: American Commercial Enterprise and Extractive Industries. (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 196 p.). Professor of Economics (Auburn University); Supervisor of the Manuscript Preparation Division of the College of Business (Auburn University). Big business--United States--History; Natural resources--United States--History.

Ed. David O. Whitten, Bessie E. Whitten, assistant editor (1990-<1997>). Handbook of American Business History. (New York, NY: Greenwood Press. Industries--United States--History--Handbooks, manuals, etc. 

David O. Whitten and Bessie E. Whitten (2005). The Birth of Big Business in the United States, 1860-1914: Commercial, Extractive, and Industrial Enterprise. (Westport, CT: Praeger, 222 p.). Professor of Economics (Auburn University); Supervisor of the Manuscript Preparation Division of the College of Business (Auburn University). Industries--United States--History; United States--Economic conditions. Conditions that changed face of American business, national economy.

Martin J. Wiener (2004). English Culture and the Decline of the Industrial Spirit, 1850-1980. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 217 p. [2nd ed.]). Industrialization--England--History--19th century; Industrialization--England--History--20th century; Industries--England--History--19th century; Industries--England--History--20th century; Industries--Social aspects--England; England--Civilization--19th century; England--Civilization--20th century.

Mark Williams (2005). Competition Policy and Law in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 471 p.). Associate Professor of Law, School of Accounting and Finance (Hong Kong Polytechnic University). Competition--China; Competition--China--Hong Kong; Competition--Taiwan; Competition, Unfair--China; Competition, Unfair--China--Hong Kong; Competition, Unfair--Taiwan. Successful competition policy adoption is unlikely to succeed, without a functioning democratic system.

Joan Hoff Wilson (1971). American Business & Foreign Policy, 1920-1933. (Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 339 p.). United States--Commercial policy; United States--Foreign relations--1923-1929; United States--Foreign relations--1929-1933.

John F. Wilson (1995). British Business History, 1720-1994. (New York, NY: Manchester University Press, 276 p.). Industrial management--Great Britain--History; Business enterprises--Great Britain--History; Industrial organization--Great Britain--History; Capitalism--Great Britain--History.

Richard Guy Wilson, Dianne H. Pilgrim, and Dickran Tashjian (1986). The Machine Age in America, 1918-1941. (New York, NY: Brooklyn Museum in association with Abrams, 376 p.). Design, Industrial--United States--History. Published in conjunction with a major exhibition that will tour the country after opening at the Brooklyn Museum, Oct. 17, 1986--Feb. 16, 1987.

Daniel A. Wren, Ronald G. Greenwood (1998). Management Innovators: The People and Ideas That Have Shaped Modern Business. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 254 p.). Businesspeople--United States--Biography; Executives--United States--Biography; Industrial management--United States--History. 

Olivier Zunz (1990). Making America Corporate, 1870-1920. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 267 p.). Big business--United States--History; Corporations--United States--History.


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Accounting, Business and Financial History                             

A major journal which covers the areas of accounting history, business history and financial history. As well as providing a valuable international forum for investigating these areas, it aims to explore: 1) the inter-relationship between accounting practices, financial markets and economic development; 2) the influence of accounting on business decision-making; 3) the environmental and social influences on the business and financial world.

The Baltimore Museum of Industry                                                                            

Founded in 1977 as a project of the Mayor's Office of the City of Baltimore to preserve the City's rapidly disappearing industrial heritage. We celebrate past, present, and future innovations of Maryland industry and its people through dynamic educational experiences.

The Basics of Business History: 100 Events That Shaped a Century            

Count down the top 100 U.S. business events of the 20th century, ranking the signal points, inventions, ideas and companies from least important to most.

Business History -- Leiden University                                                   

Leiden University's Business History Website consists of online resources for business history in the countries of the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, and Japan and Korea, as well as general business history. The resources are indexed by country and include Websites, electronic libraries, electronic mailing lists, databases, and articles. Sites are briefly annotated and are ranked and sorted with a somewhat confusing system of icons, which denote ratings given by the Webmaster as well as content of the site.

Business History Review                                                                                            

From inception in 1926 ongoing mission: to encourage and aid the study of the evolution of business in all periods and in all countries.

Canadian Business Hall of Fame Foundation                                                                                                                        Established by Junior Achievement in 1979, the Canadian Business Hall of Fame celebrates the lifetime accomplishments of Canada’s most distinguished business leaders, past and present. Every year, four Laureates (including one historic nominee) are selected for induction into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame for their enduring contributions to the economic development of our nation and to the products, processes, efficiencies and human relations of business.

Canadian Business History Top 40 Events                                                RREYNOLDS19/TPStory/Business

Compiled by Professor Joe Martin (University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management), Bill Dimma (chairman, Home Capital Group); Purdy Crawford (counsel, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt); Henry Jackman (financier and philanthropist); David McLean (chairman, Canadian National Railway Co.); Red Wilson (chairman, CAE Inc.): 2009 - Canadian Business Hall of Fame erects "an historic mixed-media mosaic" in the spacious downtown Toronto foyer of Brookfield Place; part of an ambitious parallel project to engage people in Canada's business history. Using touch-screen TV monitors, for example, people will be able to access the organization's history-laden "Laureate Archives," a record of the historic (and often heroic) achievements of Canadian

The Center for Business Law & Regulation                                                   

The Center for Business Law & Regulation at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law was founded in 2003 to address the challenges presented by this changed business environment. The mission of the Center is to: Prepare future leaders to understand business issues facing entrepreneurs, business, entities, and other clients; Engage in legal, empirical, and interdisciplinary research on the role and impact of government in the regulation of business; Foster public debate regarding the role of government in the regulation of businesses.

Early American Industries Association                                                                              

Founded in 1933, preserves and presents historic trades, crafts, and tools, and interprets their impact on our lives; comprises collectors, curators, historians, antiquarians, librarians, material culturists, and anyone who shares similar interests.

Etruria Industrial Museum                                                        

Last steam-powered potters' mill in Britain (includes Jesse Shirley's Bone and Flint Mill).

European Route of Industrial Heritage
Tourism information network of industrial heritage in Europe; more than 850 sites in 32 European countries show the diversity of European industrial history and their common roots

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Fortune 500 Companies with Business Blogs                                   

Active public blogs by company employees about the company and/or its products.

Guide to Business History Resources (Library of Congress Business Reference Services)                                                                                                   

Compiled by Richard F. Sharp, Business Reference Services. Science, Technology, & Business Division; Library of Congress, Washington, DC.

Industrial Photography Archive                                                        

Industrial photography, history and architecture.

Latin American Business History: Resources and Research                                           

New online resource from Business History Group in Harvard Business School's Entrepreneurial Management Unit and Baker Library Historical Collections in association with Harvard University's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (especially within the Southern Cone of the continent, initially Chile and Argentina). Includes excerpts from oral histories with 21 leading business practitioners from Argentina and Chile on the business history of Argentina and Chile since the 1960s (conducted by HBS Research Fellow Dr. Andrea Lluch).

"The Millennium: One Thousand Years of Finance and Companies"     

Dow Jones Interactive. A section of the special turn-of-the-millennium edition of the _Wall Street Journal Interactive_, "The Millennium: One Thousand Years of Finance and Companies" recapitulates world business and economics in the past1,000 years. A timeline chronicling "Finance and Firms" in the eleventh through the twentieth centuries is featured along with a look at taxes throughout the millennium. Five articles focus on the twentieth century, looking at the rise of Manhattan as the finance center of the US, the history of the DuPont company, and the stock market.         

MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry, Tampa, FL)                                                                       

Not-for-profit, community-based institution and educational resource that is dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, industry, and technology; largest science center in the southeast and the 5th largest in the U.S.; largest science center in the southeast and the 5th largest in the U.S.

The Museum of Science and Industry                                                                            

Museum's origins are tied to two great World's Fairs and to civic spirit and imagination of Chicago businessman Julius Rosenwald, then Chairman of Sears Roebuck & Company, who was inspired by a 1911 visit with his son to the Deutches Museum in Munich. He returned to Chicago determined to create America's first center for "industrial enlightenment," a vehicle for public science education. With the help of other Midwest business leaders, Rosenwald restored and converted the Palace of Fine Arts, the last remaining major structure from the 1893 World's Fair, into a new type of American museum - where visitors could interact with the exhibits, not just view displays and artifacts. In 1933, the Museum of Science and Industry opened to the public, at the same time as the Century of Progress Exposition. The Museum is - the oldest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere; attracts approximately 2 million visitors per year; first museum in North America to develop the idea of hands-on, interactive exhibits; first museum to have participation of industry in its exhibits.

National Museum of Industrial History
Story of America's industrial achievements and accomplishments of its inventors, managers and workers, and preserve the record of industry's development and advancements from the mid 1800's to the present. Located on the former Bethlehem Steel site in Bethlehem, PA.

National Museum of Science and Technology
The special role of the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation is to help the public to understand the ongoing relationships between science, technology and Canadian society; artifact-rich exhibits feature marine and land transportation, astronomy, communications, space, domestic technology and computer technology - achievements which have changed Canada and influenced its people (from the period of early exploration and settlement to the present).

National Trust for Historic Preservation                                                                     

Private, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to saving historic places and revitalizing America's communities. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Trust was founded in 1949 and provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to protect the irreplaceable places that tell America’s story. Staff at the Washington, D.C., headquarters, six regional offices and 28 historic sites work with the Trust’s 270,000 members and thousands of preservation groups in all 50 states.

New York City Signs -- 14th to 42nd Streets                                                                     

Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, thousands of businesses (both small and large) advertised their wares through creative and elaborate signs painted on the sides of buildings. Of course, New York had some of the most interesting, and a few of the most compelling can be found on this website, maintained by Walter Grutchfield. Obviously it would be nearly impossible to document all of them, so he has elected to sample only a few of the many that are (or were) present in the area from 14th to 42nd Streets in Manhattan. Visitors may browse an interactive map of the area, by the date of sign construction, or by business name. For each entry, a photograph of the sign is available, along with a brief sketch of the business and its history. Guests to the site will want to take a look at the old sign for the Hotel Irving for Women and the Handin & Drapkin Furs sign on East 20th Street.

Oral History - Bancroft Library (Berkeley) Regional Oral History Office (ROHO) Interviews on Business History                                                             

ROHO - division of The Bancroft Library at University of California Berkeley - established to record autobiographical interviews with persons who have contributed significantly to the development of California and the West.

Seattle's Museum of History and Industry                                                            

MOHAI is the definitive place for everyone with a passion, curiosity, or question about the history of Seattle and King County since 1850.

U. S. Business Hall of Fame                                                                                         

Since 1975, the U.S. Business Hall of Fame presented by JA Worldwide® has honored men and women who have made outstanding contributions to free enterprise and to society. The U.S. Business Hall of Fame recognizes laureates who have helped mold our free enterprise system, and who continue to reshape and improve the manner in which businesses operate. Past U.S. Business Hall of Fame laureates are included in an exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. There are more than 220 business titans in the U.S. Business Hall of Fame. List of Inductees by Year -




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