Historical Papers is one of the largest and most comprehensive independent archives in Southern Africa.We house over 3400 collections of historical, political and cultural importance, encompassing the mid 17Our primary aim is to serve the broader community as well as the university and to transform archives into accessible centres for research.For society's sake, entrepreneurs must be prepared to make that journey, says Geoffrey Jones.
Historical Papers is one of the largest and most comprehensive independent archives in Southern Africa.We house over 3400 collections of historical, political and cultural importance, encompassing the mid 17Our primary aim is to serve the broader community as well as the university and to transform archives into accessible centres for research.
Open for comment; Does a 15th century Italian merchant have something to teach leaders about the proper ways to conduct business?
Sophus Reinert and Dante Roscini discuss the first English translation of The Book of the Art of Trade.
Foreign businesses located in at-war countries are often victims of expropriation.
Historian Valeria Giacomin explores how German businesses in the United Kingdom and India mitigated risk and even benefitted when their employees were placed in internment camps during the World Wars.
Included are the records of many human rights NGOs, trade unions, labour federations, political parties, women's organisations, churches and church bodies, and the papers of human rights activists.
We are also home to a huge volume of political trials, photographs, press clippings, oral interviews, and material collected by several research institutions and individual researchers.Open for comment; Information plays a critical role in technological progress, yet many inventors opt for trade secrecy to protect their intellectual property.This paper studies the myriad repercussions of concealing new inventions through the lens of a systematic and sweeping invention secrecy policy implemented by the USPTO during World War II.Open for comment; Internment during wartime is a frequent occurrence, but little has been written about internment as a political risk for multinational enterprises.Examining German businesspeople interned in British camps in India during both World War I and II, this study identifies major issues and questions for future scholarly research on internment.We show that this unique episode of internal migration contributed to the development and eventual success of civil rights legislation.Geoffrey Jones discusses the overthrow of President Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954 in a US-backed coup supporting United Fruit Company and a key landmark in the history of globalization.While oral history is not uncritical, it provides openings for opinions, voices, and judgements on events on which there was often silence.Companies have thought for decades about business-focused solutions to fix the deteriorating environment.Nancy Koehn discusses Hershey's innovative life and vision.Open for comment; Making a business successful is a challenge in itself, but making a green business profitable is an even harder journey.