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Author Fleming, Grant A., 1964-

Title The big end of town : big business and corporate leadership in twentieth-century Australia / Grant Fleming, David Merrett and Simon Ville
Published Cambridge., [England] : Cambridge University Press, 2004


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Description viii, 310 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The Development of Large Scale Enterprise in Australia -- 3. Identifying the Corporate Leaders -- 4. Paths of Corporate Development: Directions of Growth -- 5. Paths of Corporate Development: Methods of Growth -- 6. Financing Corporate Strategies -- 7. Organizational Configuration and Corporate Governance -- 8. Corporate Leaders, Big Business and the Economy
Summary 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
Analysis Big business
Company management
History, 1901-1999
History, 2000-
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references pages 282-299
SUBJECT Big business -- Australia -- History.
Subject Big business -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Corporations -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Business enterprises -- Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Big business -- Australia -- History.
Corporations -- Australia -- History.
Author Ville, Simon P.
Merrett, David, 1944-
ISBN 0521833116