City of Enterprise: Perspectives on Auckland Business History

City of Enterprise: Perspectives on Auckland Business History


Edited by Ian Hunter, Edited by Diana Morrow

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  • Publisher: Auckland University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 241mm x 25mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 30 August 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Auckland
  • ISBN 10: 1869403517
  • ISBN 13: 9781869403515
  • Edition statement: New.

Product description

From its earliest days, the city of Auckland thrived on business; it quickly became, and still remains, the commercial and financial capital of the country. This important book, "City of Enterprise", sets Auckland's business history in the wider context of national economic growth, and includes cutting-edge studies on aspects of that history. Written by leading scholars, chapters cover the stock and station agent industry, Maori enterprise, maritime history, leading companies, the timber trade, newspapers and accounting. This handsome book is part of a larger project to reinvigorate the research, teaching and dissemination of business history. It vividly demonstrates the insights, as well as the lively interest this type of history, too long neglected, can provide.

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Author information

Author Stephen (SRH) Jones; teaches at the University of Dundee, Simon Ville is Professor at the University of Wollongong and President of the Economic History Society of Australia and New Zealand. Editor/author Ian Hunter is a lecturer in the Dept of Management and Employment Relations in the University of Auckland Business School and is an experienced business historian; editor/author Diana Morrow is a professional historian and editor. Other authors include Professor Emeritus RCJ "Russell" Stone; John Singleton; Dr Hazel Petrie; Dr Gavin McLean; Dr Michael Keenan; Associate Professor Ken Jackson; Dr Gordon Winder; and Dr Rachel Morley.