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dc.contributor.authorJoseph, Marrisa Dominique
dc.identifier.citationJoseph, M.D. 2016. Literary Businesses: The British Publishing Industry and its Business Practices 1843–1900. Queen Mary University of London.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Victorian publishing industry has been frequently analysed, debated and discussed within the fields of book history, publishing history, media studies and literary studies, yet there is a gap within academic business research on the publishing industry from the approach of organisational studies, in particular from the perspective of new institutionalism. This research examines how the business practices of organisations in the British publishing industry – which I refer to as literary businesses – developed in the Victorian era, by exploring the formation of these practices in relation to wider societal influences. My research analyses how authors, publishers and literary agents instigated and reproduced business practices in the industry, examining why these practices became accepted and legitimised. This historically oriented research is constructed around primary and archival sources, in particular trade periodicals, personal letters and business documents
dc.description.sponsorshipQueen Mary, University of London Queen Mary Postgraduate Funden_US
dc.publisherQueen Mary University of Londonen_US
dc.subjectbusiness practicesen_US
dc.subjectVictorian eraen_US
dc.subjectPublishing industryen_US
dc.subjectorganisation studiesen_US
dc.titleLiterary Businesses: The British Publishing Industry and its Business Practices 1843–1900en_US
dc.rights.holderThe copyright of this thesis rests with the author and no quotation from it or information derived from it may be published without the prior written consent of the author

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