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Big End of Town Big Business and Corporate Leadership in Twentieth-Century Australia

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ISBN-10: 0521689902

ISBN-13: 9780521689908

Edition: 2006

Authors: Grant Fleming, David Merrett, Simon Ville

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Tracing the evolution of large business enterprises in Australia, from the giants of the nineteenth century to the contemporary leaders, this study delves into why the market leaders became the major players. It examines the crucial elements of their success, and their roles in leading the Australian economy. The book provides a useful evaluation of the factors that have led to Australia's competitive success by investigating the evolution of its business enterprises.
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Book details

List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.41" long x 0.98" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Simon Ville is Professor and Head of the School of Economics and Information Systems at the University of Wollongong. He is editor of the Australian Economic History Review and author of several publications on business in Australia, including The Rural Entrepreneurs.

David Merrett is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Melbourne. He is a consultant to the ANZ Banking Group and has written extensively on business in Australia.

Simon Ville is Professor of Economic and Business History, and the Head of the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, in the Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts at the University of Wollongong.

Introduction
The development of large scale enterprise
Identifying the corporate leaders
Directions of corporate expansion
Methods of corporate expansion
Financing corporate strategies
Corporate governance and organizational design
Big business and corporate leadership in the Australian economy