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Angela Lait

member of Blair’s ‘policy unit,’ and Leadbetter [a journalist] […] was once rumoured to be the prime minister’s very favorite political thinker. (Thomas Frank, 2000 : 347–348) Business texts produced under this new economy thinking carry strong ideological meaning and implications, not only for workers. Amernic and Craig ( 2006

in Telling tales
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Helen M. Davies

6 The family business Emile Pereire was never in doubt that he and Isaac would enter business together. There was a suggestion of inevitability if not of destiny in his remark to Samuel Alexandre in Bordeaux in 1824 that Isaac ‘was called to be my partner’ and that they were bound to prosper.1 He held this certainty from his earliest years. As the eldest son in a family whose father had died when Emile was a small boy, he had a particular emotional bond with his younger brother, described by a family member in terms of a deep sense of responsibility towards this

in Emile and Isaac Pereire
Henry A. McGhie

3 Settling down to business W hen Henry Dresser returned home from Texas in October 1864 he found his family’s situation had changed drastically as his father had gone bust in the ‘money panic’ caused by the Civil War.1 His father had liabilities and debts amounting to £157,521 against assets and property worth £99,425; he was owed £68,000 by one firm alone.2 Henry Dresser senior was eventually discharged as a bankrupt in June 1866.3 He had to give up the town house in Westbourne Terrace, the farm and Farnborough Lodge,4 and two London villas (possibly

in Henry Dresser and Victorian ornithology
Gary James

148 The emergence of footballing cultures 7 Football as a business The Football League The establishment of the Football League in 1888 and Newton Heath’s participation in the Alliance, combined with success in the Manchester Cup, had provided the Manchester clubs with examples of what could be achieved. The Alliance, although not as successful as the Football League, did provide competition and Newton Heath were joined by Ardwick in 1891 after their first success in the Manchester Cup. By the end of the 1891–92 season both clubs wanted to establish

in The emergence of footballing cultures
Fiona Beveridge

. An examination of the rules used by states in the tax sphere can thus be informative not only as a description of current practice, but also to gain insight into the legal and non-legal constraints within which the current regime operates. Certain of these constraints may have to be removed to effect change. Although domestic law rules for the taxation of transnational business are typified by their

in The treatment and taxation of foreign investment under international law
Darren Halpin

group joining, and suggests a broader malaise in contemporary political citizenship. It could easily support the argument that group life is atrophying because contemporary social forces conspire against collective association. This chapter addresses this broad outlook by way of engaging with a specific thread in the group literature around the development and significance of so-called ‘protest businesses’ in the UK. Using group case study histories from UK groups that have been associated with the term ‘protest business’, the chapter argues that these groups are not

in Groups, representation and democracy
Zoë Thomas

4 ‘Artistic’ businesses and ‘medieval’ workshops I n an 1895 interview titled ‘A Lady Goldsmith’, the goldsmith in question, Charlotte Newman, detailed her approach to managing her jewellery business at 18 Clifford Street in central London for readers of the Woman’s Signal. Newman informed them: I took these premises four years ago, and set up my own workshops. I have a competent set of workmen, and take apprentices. I am my own foreman, and never have any trouble with my employés – indeed, I fancy that they like a lady ‘boss.’ I alloy all the gold myself, and

in Women art workers and the Arts and Crafts movement
The hub
Simon Bulmer
Martin Burch

9780719055157_4_005.qxd 20/3/09 12:05 PM Page 91 5 The management of EU business in Whitehall: the hub The Europeanisation of Whitehall over the period since accession has continued apace. It has built on the institutional framework fully established in 1973. Key trends have been expansion, fragmentation, refinement and these have been coupled with two contrasting trends: centralisation and decentralisation. Expansion has involved a significant increase in the number of participants and departments involved. Fragmentation has taken place as the growth of

in The Europeanisation of Whitehall
Andy Smith

Introduction The previous chapter presented a good deal of information on the relationship between capital and labour. But how does this actually impact upon the way business is done in contemporary France? How are goods and services produced, marketed and sold in this country? More generally, what structures the economic field in this country? In order to answer these questions – and, more importantly still, the underlying puzzle regarding why French business is conducted as it is – this chapter will focus in part upon the scale of the individual company

in Made in France
Derek Birrell

4 Northern Ireland business in the Westminster Parliament One of the main features of direct rule was the transfer of the functions of the devolved Stormont Parliament to the Westminster Parliament. The key elements related to dealing with Northern Ireland legislation and scrutinising Northern Ireland business. A range of procedures were introduced at Westminster to deal with Northern Ireland business and these were not to change very much over the time of direct rule. The legislative process and orders-in-council Prior to direct rule legislation on most major

in Direct rule and the governance of Northern Ireland