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Boom-time freaks or heroic industrial pioneers? Clothing entrepreneurs in sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Berkshire

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The early emergence of the entrepreneur in the English cloth industry was commemorated by early modern writers such as Skelton, Leland, Deloney, Aubrey, Fuller and Defoe but remains neglected in recent studies exploring industrial expansion and innovation c. 1500–1700. In response to the gap in the current historiography, this article examines the emergence of entrepreneurship, the growth of organizational experimentation and the short-lived development of the proto-factory in the Berkshire t...

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10.1179/174329508x347061
Publisher:
Maney Publishing
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Volume:
39
Publication date:
2008-01-01
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ISSN:
0040-4969
Language:
English
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uuid:fe8fad48-9909-402b-9ec9-8ad035a4e6a0
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oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13185
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2011-08-16

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