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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Founder Group Company: The Changing Organization of Innovation

Qiwen Lu.

in China's Leap into the Information Age

July 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 21177 words.

The Founder Group Company has been leading the world in pictographic-language electronic publishing systems technology. With its experience in developing sophisticated pictographic...

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Tsuneta Yano, Founder of the First Mutual Company in Japan

Takau Yoneyama.

in Corporate Forms and Organizational Choice in International Insurance

November 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business; Business History. 7177 words.

This chapter sheds new light on a major Japanese insurance entrepreneur’s ideas about organizational choice. The Dai-ichi Life Mutual Insurance Company converted into a stock company in...

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China's Leap into the Information Age

Qiwen Lu.

July 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: International Business. 228 pages.

This book provides the first in-depth analysis of how four innovative Chinese electronics enterprises — the Stone Group, the Legend Computer Group, the Founder Group, and the China Great...

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Ties and Teams in Start-up

D. Hugh Whittaker.

in Comparative Entrepreneurship

March 2009; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 5291 words.

Social relations involved in entrepreneurship are best explained in terms of networks because networks are needed to secure resources, to access customers and markets, and to reinforce...

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Introduction

D. Hugh Whittaker.

in Comparative Entrepreneurship

March 2009; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 2143 words.

Do entrepreneurs everywhere share the same goals? Are entrepreneurship processes similar and equally collaborative? Or does the environment dictate all these aspects for entrepreneurship?...

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The New Needs of Retail Enterprise Leaders

Alan Treadgold and Jonathan Reynolds.

in Navigating the New Retail Landscape

June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 7173 words.

The new landscape of retailing makes different demands on, requires different skills of and different perspectives for the leaders of retail enterprises. Five in particular are the focus of...

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Learning and Innovation in a Transitional Economy

Qiwen Lu.

in China's Leap into the Information Age

July 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: International Business. 8408 words.

This chapter analyses the growth of the Chinese computer market and how Chinese companies are able to catch up in a high-tech industrial sector such as computers. It provides an overview of...

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The Rise of the Chinese Solar Photovoltaic Industry

Matthew Hopkins and Yin Li.

in China as an Innovation Nation

February 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Innovation; International Business. 9676 words.

The last decade has seen the rise of China as the new center of solar photovoltaic power manufacture, and the next will likely see it become a center of its deployment. The chapter explores...

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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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