An institutional account of governance structures in early modern business history

The Coventry business (hi)story

Edward Kasabov, Usha Sundaram

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Abstract

This paper is an account of the institutional mechanisms that have influenced business history in the early to late Middle Ages in the city of Coventry. The paper discusses socio-cultural, political, religious, and historical influences on the city's major trades during the era and incorporates analysis of governance structures in the form of Coventry's famous guilds which were instrumental in shaping the trajectory of one of England's foremost cities during the chronicled era. Through this examination we seek to complement and contribute to business history literature that is increasingly intrigued by business and economic activities pre-dating the industrial and manufacturing era, thus enriching discussion about business and institutional dynamics in the pre-modern era.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-622
Number of pages31
JournalBusiness History
Volume56
Issue number4
Early online date7 Dec 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Business History
Governance
Coventry
Governance structure
Business history
Business activity
Economic activity
Trajectory
Guilds
England
Manufacturing
Economic Activity
Premodern
Religion
Late Medieval Period
Modern Era

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