Victorian Literary Businesses

The Management and Practices of the British Publishing Industry

Authors: Joseph, Marrisa

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  • Explores the business practices of the British publishing industry from a historical and cultural perspective
    Analyzes primary and archival sources
    Provides a management perspective on the historical development of a creative industry

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This book explores the business practices of the British publishing industry from 1843-1900, discussing the role of creative businesses in society and the close relationship between culture and business in a historical context. Marrisa Joseph develops a strong cultural, social and historical discussion around the developments in copyright law, gender and literary culture from a management perspective; analysing how individuals formed professional associations and contract law to instigate new processes. Drawing on institutional theory and analysing primary and archival sources, this book traces how the practices of literary businesses developed, reproduced and later legitimised. By offering a close analysis of some of publishing’s most influential businesses, it provides an insight into the decision-making processes that shaped an industry and brings to the fore the ‘institutional story’ surrounding literary business and their practices, many of which can still be seen today.

About the authors

Marrisa Joseph is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has published aspects of her research in peer reviewed journals including Business History and the Academy of Management Proceedings, and has won numerous grants including from the Barnett Foundation. Marrisa’s research has received the Journal of Management History Award for Best International Paper at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting. In addition, she was shortlisted for the K. Austin Kerr prize for the best first paper delivered at the Business History Conference by a new scholar. Prior to completing her PhD in Business & Management from Queen Mary, University of London, UK, Marrisa worked in the publishing industry in marketing and also rights management.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-28591-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Victorian Literary Businesses
Book Subtitle
The Management and Practices of the British Publishing Industry
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-28592-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-28592-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-28591-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 229
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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