The role of networks in the early development of the Borneo Company Limited

The role of networks in the early development of the Borneo Company Limited
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Working Paper
Cox, H; Metcalfe, S
London South Bank University
Date of publication
1 November 1997
Centre for International Business Studies Working Papers
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
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Borneo Company Limited
Business and management
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This work provides an analysis of a British international business organisation of the nineteenth century, the Borneo Company Limited, which represents an excellent example of the use of networks in the development of foreign direct investments. Further developed and published as Cox, H and Metcalfe, S (1998), 'The Borneo Company Limited: Origins of a Nineteenth-century Networked Multinational', Asia Pacific Business Review, vol. 4, no. 4, pp.53-69.

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