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Published: 01 January 2012

417 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780986497391

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The Growth and Dissolution of a Large-Scale Business Enterprise

The Furness Interest, 1892-1919

Gordon Boyce

Liverpool University Press

Research in Maritime History LUP

  • 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
  • There are thirteen chronologically presented chapters, a bibliography, and seven appendices of data including an ownership timeline, tonnage statistics, acquisitions, a list of maritime associates, and a timeline of Christopher Furness' life