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The Growth and Dissolution of a Large-Scale Business Enterprise – The Furness Interest, 1892-1919 - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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The Growth and Dissolution of a Large-Scale Business Enterprise: The Furness Interest, 1892-1919

Gordon Boyce


This book is an in-depth case study of the Furness Withy and Co Shipping Group, which operated both tramp and liner services and was one of the five major British shipping groups of the early twentieth century. It demonstrates how British shipowners of this period generated success by exploring Christopher Furness’ career in relation to the social, political, and cultural currents during a time of tremendous shipping growth in Britain and the establishment of some of the largest shipping firms in the world. It approaches the study from three angles. The first analyses how the Furness Group exp ... More

Keywords: Shipowning Business Practices, British Shipping, The Furness Group, Twentieth Century Shipping, Christopher Furness, Liner Shipping, Tramp Shipping, British Shipowners, Shipping Economics, Shipping Expansion

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780986497391
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780986497391.001.0001


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Gordon Boyce, author

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