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Advance and Retreat in the Financial Supremacy of Parliament

David Dewar and Warwick Funnell.

in A History of British National Audit

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; Financial Institutions and Services. 8504 words.

The development of constitutional practices that were meant to ensure the financial accountability of the monarch, and the Executive in general, to Parliament have a long history. In the...

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Audit, Accountability, and the Impact of the Two World Wars

David Dewar and Warwick Funnell.

in A History of British National Audit

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; Financial Institutions and Services. 16836 words.

The impact of the World Wars on accountability was on three levels: parliamentary funding, controls over the conduct of spending, and the scope and depth of audit. During the First World...

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Audit in the Time of the New Public Management

David Dewar and Warwick Funnell.

in A History of British National Audit

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; Financial Institutions and Services. 14826 words.

In the late 1960s governments began a revolution in public sector management that sought to change management philosophies, objectives, and systems. This New Public Management (NPM) meant...

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Big Business Performance in Twentieth-Century Italy

Carlo Brambilla and Andrea Colli.

in The Performance of European Business in the Twentieth Century

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; Financial Institutions and Services. 10221 words.

This chapter provides an assessment of the strategies, structures, and performances of the largest Italian corporations during the twentieth century. The study includes manufacturing...

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British Banking

Ranald C. Michie.

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Business History; Financial Institutions and Services. 352 pages.

This is the first study of the entire British banking system from its origins in the late seventeenth century until the present. It analyses what made the British banking system the most...

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Catastrophe and Convalescence, 2007–2015

Ranald C. Michie.

in British Banking

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; Financial Institutions and Services. 13797 words.

Northern Rock, a small building society converted to a bank in 1997, lent aggressively, repackaging the loans as securities, selling them to investors, using the proceeds to make more...

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Choice and Connections, 1825–1914

Ranald C. Michie.

in British Banking

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; Financial Institutions and Services. 17730 words.

Despite the rise of a small number of large joint-stock banks in the nineteenth century there remained a considerable diversity within British banking. In the market for savings, savings...

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Comments and Conclusion

Ranald C. Michie.

in British Banking

November 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; Financial Institutions and Services. 3071 words.

By the nineteenth century a banking system had emerged in the UK which exhibited its resilience in the twentieth, through two world wars and a global depression. Critics saw lack of...

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Commercial and Financial Services

Mats Larsson, Edoardo Altamura and Youssef Cassis.

in The Performance of European Business in the Twentieth Century

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; Financial Institutions and Services. 8773 words.

This chapter deals with the performance of commercial and financial services in Europe. Companies in both sectors have undergone considerable concentration in all analysed countries, but...

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The Commissioners and Board of Audit

David Dewar and Warwick Funnell.

in A History of British National Audit

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; Financial Institutions and Services. 13148 words.

In the latter years of the eighteenth century the inadequacies in accountability and audit became increasingly obvious as the size and complexity of public activities and expenditure...

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