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History of Oxford University Press: Volume IV: 1970 to 2004

Keith Robbins


Volume Abstract: In 2004 as in 1970 the Oxford University Press occupied a leading position among national and international publishers. Despite this seeming constancy the Press underwent significant changes, prompted by technological, economic, educational, and political developments in Britain and elsewhere. Part I considers the Press as a whole, beginning by examining the response to the 1970 Waldock Report, the business history of the Press—its structure, leadership, and finances, and its relationship with the University of Oxford. Case studies explore in detail the removal of the London B ... More

Keywords: relationship with University of Oxford, organizational structure, international trade, sales and finances, management style, Board of Delegates, schoolbooks, academic publishing, trade publishing

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199574797
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574797.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Robbins, editor
Former Senior Vice-Chancellor, University of Wales

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Part I The Business of a University Press

Chapter 3 Business Performance 1975–2004

Howard Cox and Daniel Raff

Chapter 8 Design

Paul Luna

Part II Publications

Chapter 15 Journals

Martin Richardson

Part III Publishing Worldwide

Chapter 19 OUP España

Martin Richardson

Chapter 20 New York

Thorin Tritter

Chapter 22 East Asia

Atalanta Myerson

Chapter 23 India

Padmini Ray Murray

Chapter 25 Africa

Dawn D’Arcy Nell


Keith Robbins