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  • publication . Article . 2013
    Open Access
    Authors:
    David Merrett;
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    Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)

    In the early 1890s, financial crises occurred in many countries, most of which were connected to international capital flows. Australia, a major importer of capital, had difficulty borrowing after the Baring crisis of 1890. This article argues that local factors shaped ...

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  • publication . Article . Preprint . 2012
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Randall Morck; Bernard Yeung;
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)

    Economics and history both strive to understand causation: economics using instrumental variables econometrics and history by weighing the plausibility of alternative narratives. Instrumental variables can lose value with repeated use because of an econometric tragedy o...

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  • publication . Preprint . Article . 2012
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Alessandro Nuvolari; James Sumner;
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    Country: Italy

    This article examines the relationship between patents, appropriability strategies, and market for technology in the English brewing industry before 1850. Previous research has pointed to the apparent paradox that large-scale brewing in this period showed both a self-aw...

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  • publication . Preprint . Article . 2015
    Open Access
    Authors:
    B. Zorina Khan;
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    Prizes for innovations are currently experiencing a renaissance, following their marked decline during the nineteenth century. However, Daguerre’s “patent buyout,” the longitude prize, inducement prizes for butter substitutes and billiard balls, the activities of the Ro...

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  • publication . Preprint . Article . 2015
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Douglas J. Cumming; Grant Fleming;
    Publisher: Elsevier BV

    This paper examines corporate distress episodes for the United States, Western Europe, and Asia during the late twentieth century, and charts the emergence and growth of new actors in the corporate restructuring process – distressed asset investment firms. We analyse th...

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  • publication . Preprint . Article . 2011
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Lisa Bud-Frierman; Andrew Godley; Judith Wale;
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    Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)

    British overseas investment was one of the most powerful forces contributing to rapid global integration before World War 1. Approaching half of this total was in the form of foreign direct investment, as British entrepreneurs increasingly located their activities away ...

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  • publication . Preprint . Article . 2020
    Open Access
    Authors:
    William Caferro;
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)

    The essay examines the role of Christianity in premodern European capitalism, with regard to the city of Florence. It traces the formation of the historical construct and the influence of Werner Sombart's Der moderne Kapitalismus, a work much neglected nowadays in the A...

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  • publication . Preprint . Article . 2011
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Cusumano, Michael A., 1954-; Mylonadis, Yiorgos.; Rosenbloom, Richard S.;
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    Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)

    This article deals with the diffusion and standardization rivalry between two similar but incompatible formats for home videocassette recorders (VCRs): the Betamax, introduced in 1975 by the Sony Corporation, and the VHS (Video Home System), introduced in 1976 by the Vi...

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  • publication . Article . 2015
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Yally Avrahampour;
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    Publisher: Cambridge University Press on behalf of Harvard Business School
    Country: United Kingdom

    This article examines the mid-twentieth-century transformation of U.K. pension fund investment policy known as the “cult of equity.” It focuses on the influence exercised by the Association of Superannuation and Pension Funds over actuarial and corporate governance stan...

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  • publication . Article . Preprint . 2007
    Open Access
    Authors:
    Eugene White;
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    Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)

    An 1890s loan book of the Bank A. Levy permits a detailed examination of the lending operations of a private bank in California during the National Banking Era (1864-1914). This period has been intensively analyzed at the macroeconomic level, but there are few microecon...

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11 research outcomes, page 1 of 2