Chapter

Networks

in ‘Merely for Money’?

Published by Liverpool University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9781846318177
Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9781846317729
Networks

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This chapter examines the problematic nature of business networks in the British Atlantic during the period from 1750 to 1815. It provides case studies on the different definitions and the function of networks and considers some of the problems associated with networks. This chapter explains that networks comprised groups of people that formed associations with the explicit or implicit expectation of mutual benefit and that their success varied greatly.

Keywords: business networks; British Atlantic; case studies; associations; mutual benefits

Chapter.  15037 words.  Illustrated.

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