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Transaction costs of early modern multinational enterprise: measuring the transatlantic information lag of the British Royal African Company and its successor, 1680–1818

Författare och institution:
Klas Rönnbäck (Institutionen för ekonomi och samhälle)
Publicerad i:
Business History, 58 ( 8 ) s. 1147-1163
ISSN:
0007-6791
Publikationstyp:
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
Publiceringsår:
2016
Språk:
engelska
Fulltextlänk:
Sammanfattning (abstract):
There is extensive previous research on the early modern chartered multinational corporations, their development and how they dealt with the various challenges they faced. This paper attempts to contribute to this field of research by estimating quantitatively the information lag in early modern multinational enterprise, studying the case of the British Royal African Company and its successor the Company of Merchants Trading to Africa. The results show that the transatlantic information lag decreased somewhat during the second half of the eighteenth century. The decrease was however quite modest, and far less striking than has been claimed in some previous research. During the period, this information lag therefore still posed a major constraint on the development of multinational enterprise.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP ->
Ekonomi och näringsliv ->
Ekonomisk historia
HUMANIORA ->
Historia och arkeologi ->
Historia
Nyckelord:
Transaction costs, information lag, transatlantic slave trade, Royal African Company, multinational corporation, chartered company, early modern period
Postens nummer:
232109
Posten skapad:
2016-02-17 08:31
Posten ändrad:
2016-08-19 13:18

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