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The Economics of Business Life

  • Date Published: November 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107586604


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  • Originally published in 1933, this book presents a guide to the interrelationship between business and economics by the renowned economist and historian Sir Henry Penson (1864–1955). The text was written with a twofold purpose in mind: 'to present a kind of economic background for a picture of business life, and to fill in the details of the picture by describing something of the machinery by which that business life is carried on'. A practical perspective is maintained throughout, although historical information on various business institutions is also provided. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the relationship between economics and business.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107586604
    • length: 246 pages
    • dimensions: 205 x 128 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.33kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Economic Side of Life: Preface
    1. The ordinary business of life
    2. The economic machine
    3. The development of economic life
    4. The function of capital
    Part II. Business Life and Institutions:
    5. The joint stock company
    6. The keeping of accounts
    7. Presenting the accounts
    8. Reading the balance sheet
    9. The development of the banking system
    10. The banks at work
    11. The Bank of England
    12. The financial crisis of 1931 and the Gold Standard
    13. Some aspects of international trade
    14. Some business institutions

  • Author

    Henry Penson

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