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The Resource The growth and dissolution of a large-scale business enterprise : the Furness interest 1892-1919, Gordon Boyce, (electronic resource)

The growth and dissolution of a large-scale business enterprise : the Furness interest 1892-1919, Gordon Boyce, (electronic resource)

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The growth and dissolution of a large-scale business enterprise : the Furness interest 1892-1919
Title
The growth and dissolution of a large-scale business enterprise
Title remainder
the Furness interest 1892-1919
Statement of responsibility
Gordon Boyce
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an in-depth case study of the Furness Withy and Co Shipping Group, which operated both tramp and liner services and was one of the five major British shipping groups of the early twentieth century. It demonstrates how British shipowners of this period generated success by exploring Christopher Furness' career in relation to the social, political, and cultural currents during a time of tremendous shipping growth in Britain and the establishment of some of the largest shipping firms in the world. It approaches the study from three angles. The first analyses how the Furness Group expanded its shipping activities and became involved with the industrial sector. The second illustrates the organisational and financial structure of the enterprise. Finally, the Group's leadership and entrepreneurship is scrutinised and placed within the wider context of twentieth century British business. The case study begins in 1870, with an introduction explaining how Christopher Furness came to join the family company, Thomas Furness and Co. in order develop services, expand, and instigate the changes and mergers that brought the Furness Group into existence. There are thirteen chronologically presented chapters, a bibliography, and seven appendices of data including an ownership timeline, tonnage statistics, acquisitions, a list of maritime associates, and a timeline of Christopher Furness' life. The book concludes in 1919 with the de-merging of the Furness Group's shipping and industrial holdings, the resignation of the Furness family from the company's board, the sale of their shares, and the move into managing the firm's industrial interests.--
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1954-
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Boyce, Gordon
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Research in maritime history
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
number 49
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Furness Interest
  • Shipping companies (Marine transportation)
  • Shipping
  • Corporations
Label
The growth and dissolution of a large-scale business enterprise : the Furness interest 1892-1919, Gordon Boyce, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781786948861/type/BOOK
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Furness' Shipping Services: growth by organic means in the 1880s -- The 1890s: Furness Withy's expansion by acquisition and promotion -- Diversification into the industrial sector, 1895-1901 -- Trouble on the transatlantic route: the formation of the IMM and Furness' response -- The growth of shipping services, 1902-1909 -- Industrial operations and performance, 1900-1914 -- The growth of the shipping interests, 1910-1919 -- Structury -- Finance -- Holding company investment activities and intermediary operations -- Personnel -- Furness -- Dissolution -- Appendix 1: Development of the combined fleet, 1900-1919 -- Appendix 2a: Patterns of ownership: the Furness Group, 1919 -- Appendix 2b: Reorganization of branch offices and superintending departments, 1911-1912 -- Appendix 3a: Fluctuations in freights, profits, tonnage afloat and merchant shipping output -- Appendix 3b: Output of merchant tonnage (excluding warships) 1892-1913 -- Appendix 3c: Flucuations in the price of a 7500-ton cargo steamer, 1898-1913 -- Appendix 4: Development of the Furness Group: principal promotions, acquisitions and divestments, 1880-1919 -- Appendix 5: Northern allies and maritime associates -- Appendix 6: Contemporary accounting law and conventions, 1845-1914 -- Appendix 7: Lord Furness' movements, 1899-1912
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CR9781786948861
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 402 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781786948861
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020066653
Label
The growth and dissolution of a large-scale business enterprise : the Furness interest 1892-1919, Gordon Boyce, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781786948861/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Furness' Shipping Services: growth by organic means in the 1880s -- The 1890s: Furness Withy's expansion by acquisition and promotion -- Diversification into the industrial sector, 1895-1901 -- Trouble on the transatlantic route: the formation of the IMM and Furness' response -- The growth of shipping services, 1902-1909 -- Industrial operations and performance, 1900-1914 -- The growth of the shipping interests, 1910-1919 -- Structury -- Finance -- Holding company investment activities and intermediary operations -- Personnel -- Furness -- Dissolution -- Appendix 1: Development of the combined fleet, 1900-1919 -- Appendix 2a: Patterns of ownership: the Furness Group, 1919 -- Appendix 2b: Reorganization of branch offices and superintending departments, 1911-1912 -- Appendix 3a: Fluctuations in freights, profits, tonnage afloat and merchant shipping output -- Appendix 3b: Output of merchant tonnage (excluding warships) 1892-1913 -- Appendix 3c: Flucuations in the price of a 7500-ton cargo steamer, 1898-1913 -- Appendix 4: Development of the Furness Group: principal promotions, acquisitions and divestments, 1880-1919 -- Appendix 5: Northern allies and maritime associates -- Appendix 6: Contemporary accounting law and conventions, 1845-1914 -- Appendix 7: Lord Furness' movements, 1899-1912
Control code
CR9781786948861
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 402 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781786948861
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1020066653

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