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Information and OrganizationA New Perspective on the Theory of the Firm$
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Mark Casson

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780198297802

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198297807.001.0001

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Chartered Trading Companies

Chartered Trading Companies

(p.245) 9 Chartered Trading Companies
Information and Organization

Mark Casson (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Applies the schematic representation of information systems to the development and demise of chartered trading companies. It highlights the importance of combining effective information systems with the latest maritime technology. It shows how competitive forces eventually replaced these monopolies with a range of smaller and more specialized firms.

Keywords:   chartered, competition, maritime, monopoly, technology, trade

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