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Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance

A History of Socially Responsible Business, c.1600–1950

Editors: Pettigrew, William A., Smith, David Chan (Eds.)

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    • Assesses the full range of social obligations that corporations held historicallyInvestigates the social life of the corporation from three key perspectivesProvides a long-term outlook on the oscillation between cultural norms that encouraged socially responsible business and states who tried to force businesses to behave responsibly
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    This book examines the changing reciprocal relationships between corporations and their various social obligations over the very long term - from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. Chapters from emerging and established business historians assess the full range of social obligations that corporations held historically. By adopting an innovative methodological approach that is long-term and comparative, this book offers a challenge to the literature on corporate history and will be of interest to researchers and academics in the field of finance and business history.

    About the authors

    William A. Pettigrew is a Reader in History at the University of Kent, UK, the founding Director of the Centre for the Political Economies of International Commerce (PEIC) and the Lead Investigator of a Leverhulme Trust grant project on England’s seventeenth-century overseas trading companies. He is the author of Freedom’s Debt: The Royal African Company and the Politics of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1672–1752 (2013).

    David Chan Smith is an Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada. He is currently researching the history of corporate social responsibility and beginning his next project on Matthew Boulton, innovation during the Industrial Revolution, and the emergence of global carbon networks. His first book, Sir Edward Coke and the Reformation of the Laws (2014), is a study of the early modern common law.

    Table of contents (12 chapters)

    Table of contents (12 chapters)
    • The History of Corporate Social Responsibility: Towards a Comparative and Institutional Contribution

      Pages 1-31

      Smith, David Chan (et al.)

    • Leadership and the Social Agendas of the Seventeenth-Century English Trading Corporation

      Pages 33-63

      Pettigrew, William A. (et al.)

    • Socially Responsible and Responsive Business in Seventeenth-Century England

      Pages 65-93

      Smith, Edmond J.

    • Profit and Surety: The British Chartered Trading Companies and the State

      Pages 95-116

      Wagner, Michael

    • Corporate Social Responsibility and the Rise of the Non-profit Sector in America

      Pages 117-135

      Wright, Robert E.

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    Bibliographic Information

    Bibliographic Information
    Book Title
    A History of Socially Responsible Business, c.1600–1950
    Editors
    • William A. Pettigrew
    • David Chan Smith
    Series Title
    Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
    Copyright
    2017
    Publisher
    Palgrave Macmillan
    Copyright Holder
    The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
    eBook ISBN
    978-3-319-60146-5
    DOI
    10.1007/978-3-319-60146-5
    Hardcover ISBN
    978-3-319-60145-8
    Softcover ISBN
    978-3-319-86789-2
    Series ISSN
    2662-5164
    Edition Number
    1
    Number of Pages
    XV, 313
    Number of Illustrations
    1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
    Topics