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Accidental Sustainability

Geoffrey Jones.

in Profits and Sustainability

April 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 12682 words.

This chapter examines green entrepreneurship in the waste and tourist industries before 1980. Both industries were products of economic success, but had bad environmental outcomes. In both...

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An Attempt by a Black Mutual Life Insurance Company to Demutualize

Natsuki Kinoshita.

in Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Business History. 8797 words.

This chapter explores the decision-making process of a racially constituted mutual life insurance company in the United States as it attempted to demutualize in the 1960s. It examines the...

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Australia

Simon Ville.

in Business Groups in the West

February 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 10474 words.

Business groups have been limited in number and influence for most of Australia’s modern history. Several entrepreneurs managed a diversified portfolio of interests, and business families...

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Belgium

Marco Becht.

in Business Groups in the West

February 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 5996 words.

Bank-oriented business groups have been closely related to the growth of Belgium since independence in 1831. The Société générale de Belgique in particular was a leading example of a widely...

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Britain

Geoffrey Jones.

in Business Groups in the West

February 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 10412 words.

This chapter explores the prevalence of business groups in Britain. It shows that during the nineteenth century British merchant houses established business groups with diversified...

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Building Green Institutions

Geoffrey Jones.

in Profits and Sustainability

April 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 13842 words.

This chapter examines the spread of standards and certification in green industries including IFOAM in organic food, ECOCERT in beauty, BREEAM and LEED in building, and Green Globe in...

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Business Groups as an Organizational Model

Asli M. Colpan and Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Strategic Management; Business History; International Business; Organizational Theory and Behaviour. 6559 words.

Business groups are an organizational model in which collections of legally independent firms bounded together with formal and informal ties use collaborative arrangements to enhance their...

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Business Groups as Networks

James R. Lincoln and Matthew Sargent.

in Business Groups in the West

February 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 10596 words.

This chapter explores how business groups can be viewed as networks; whether and how some groups are more “network-like” than others; and how formal network concepts and analytic methods...

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Business Groups in the West

Edited by Asli M. Colpan and Takashi Hikino.

February 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 592 pages.

This volume aims to explore the long-term evolution of different varieties of large enterprises in today’s developed economies. It focuses on the economic institution of business groups and...

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Business Strategies under Conditions of Uncertainty

Monica Keneley.

in Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Business History. 9291 words.

The early development of Australian life insurance was marked by the failure of stock companies to successfully establish a market presence. Mutual insurers emerged in the mid-nineteenth...

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Can Finance Change the World?

Geoffrey Jones.

in Profits and Sustainability

April 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 15060 words.

This chapter explores the creation of a set of institutions which launched new financial products to deliver capital and address risk in green businesses. It explores the creation of social...

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Canada

Randall Morck and Gloria Y. Tian.

in Business Groups in the West

February 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 12350 words.

Family-controlled pyramidal business groups were important in Canada early in the twentieth century, amid rapid catch-up industrialization, but largely gave way to widely held freestanding...

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Conclusion

Geoffrey Jones.

in Profits and Sustainability

April 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 6293 words.

This chapter reviews the history of green entrepreneurship, arguing that green entrepreneurship was shaped by four different temporal contexts between the mid-nineteenth century and the...

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Co-operatives and the Transformation of the German Energy Sector

Markus Hanisch.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mutual, Co-Operative, and Co-Owned Business

March 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Business History; Business Strategy; International Business. 4642 words.

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

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Corporate Environmentalism and the Boundaries of Sustainability

Geoffrey Jones.

in Profits and Sustainability

April 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 11376 words.

This chapter examines the greening of large conventional firms since 1980, the acquisition of many green entrepreneurial firms, and the rise of “greenwashing.” While noting that this...

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Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance

Edited by Robin Pearson and Takau Yoneyama.

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Book. Subjects: International Business; Business History. 352 pages.

Throughout history humans have commonly organized to prevent or mitigate risks, or to compensate for losses caused by risk events. Given the infinite variety of risks that existed, it is...

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Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance

Robin Pearson and Takau Yoneyama.

in Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Business History. 11558 words.

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the development of organizations in insurance worldwide from the origins of the industry to the present day and summarizes the relevant...

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The Development of HRM in Historical and International Perspective

Bruce E. Kaufman.

in The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management

June 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Human Resource Management; Business History; International Business. 12995 words.

The human resource function in the business enterprise has its origins in the rise of modern industry in the late nineteenth century. This article provides a survey of its historical...

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The Development of the Mutual Form and Its Influence on the Life Insurance Industry

YingYing Jiang.

in Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Business History. 10189 words.

This chapter provides a comparative analysis of the mutual form based on the evidence from the pre-Second World War Japanese life insurance industry, with a focus on marketing strategy and...

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Earthrise and the Rise of Green Business

Geoffrey Jones.

in Profits and Sustainability

April 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Business History; International Business. 19118 words.

The chapter examines green business during the 1960s and 1970, decades of new environmental awareness. In organic food natural beauty, a number of commercially viable green businesses and...

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