Chartered Trading Companies

Mark Casson

in Information and Organization

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780198297802
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596063 | DOI:
Chartered Trading Companies

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Applies the schematic representation of information systems to the development and demise of chartered trading companies. It highlights the importance of combining effective information systems with the latest maritime technology. It shows how competitive forces eventually replaced these monopolies with a range of smaller and more specialized firms.

Keywords: chartered; competition; maritime; monopoly; technology; trade

Chapter.  10877 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Microeconomics

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