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Author Name:    MARRINER, Sheila HYDE, Francis E. SWIRE, John Samuel

Title:   Senior John Samuel Swire 1825-98 : Management in Far Eastern Shipping Trades. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 1967, 

Seller ID:   107050

MARRINER, Sheila and Francis E. HYDE. The Senior John Samuel Swire 1825-98 : Management in Far Eastern Shipping Trades. (Liverpool) : Liverpool University Press, 1967. First Printing. Pp (4),[v]-xiv,(2),[1]-224 + portrait frontispiece + 8 leaves of plates. Tables in text. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to red spine panel. Map end-papers. "Although this book is concerned with the life and work of John Samuel Swire, its main emphasis is on the impact of his ideas on the management of Far Eastern trade and shipping. The important part he played in the orgnization of John Swire & Sons, and in the foundation of Butterfield and Swire, the China Navigation Company, and the Taikoo Sugar Refinery, is made a central theme. A full account is given of his influence on the Far Eastern trades and of his foresight and wisdom in establishing a workable system of freight agreements through Shipping Conferences. This is not only a critical study of a man in the role of decision-taker; it has a wider prospect as an analysis of Far Eastern business, shipping, and trading relationships." -from the dj. Chapters : 1. John SamuelSwire: The Man and the Family Business : I. The Man; II. John Swire and So ns; III. Australia: The Search for Gold; IV. Business and Marriage; V. The Threshold; 2. Partnerships and Management: : I. The Growing Momentum of Expansion; II. New Houses and Companies; III. New Partners; IV. Capital and Control; V. Costs and Efficiency; VI. Expansion and Efficiency; VII. Increasing Resources; 3 Textiles, Teas and Stout: I. Trading Activities; II. Textile Exports and Butterfield & Swire; III. China Teas; IV. Australia and the Porter Store; V. The Changing Emphasis: Produce and Shipping; 4. The China Navigation Company, 1872-82: Recognition and Survival: I. The Challenge; II.Early Rivalry on the Yangtse and Canton Rivers; III. Conflict and Agreemen t; IV. Management and Earnings; V. The Coast Boats Ownery; 5. The China Navigation Company after 1883: Equality and Power: I. Peaceful Co-existence, 1883-9; II. The Agreements Lapse; III. A New Equilibrium; IV. Establishing Australian Services; V. The Cost of Growth; 6. The 'Great and Ancient' SugarRefinery: I. The 'Last Child'; II. 'Teething Troubles'; III. Maintaining M arkets; IV. Large Scale Finance: Silver versus Goldl; V. The Rewards; 7. Defining the Bounds of Enterprise : I. Possible Fields of Operation; II. The O.S.S. Agency: Managing the Holt Brothers [The Ocean Steam Ship Agency]; III. Scottish Oriental and Pacific Agencies: Success and Failure; IV. The Business of Insurance; V. Dockyard and Lighter Companies: Enterprise Postponed; VI. Cotton, Bean and Rice Mills: Enterprise Stillborn; VII. Drawing the Line; 8. Shipping Conferences: Principles and Problems: I. The inspiration; II. The Rationale; III. Educating Liner Owners; IV. Conferences on Trial: The Mogul Case; V. Pacifying Merchants and Shippers; VI. The China Shippers Mutual Company; VII. Enforcing Agreements: Ensuring Loyalty; 9. Shipping Conferences: Operation and Results: I. A Question of Definition; II. The Viability of Eastern Conferences; III. Partial Pooling Agreements; IV. Extending Conference Organization : The Straits Settlements; V. Conferences and Freight Rates; VI. The Gain to Shipowners; VII. Impact on the Shipping Industry; VIII. The'Father of Conferences'; 10. The Senior I. Measuring Success; II. Profit and Loss; III. The Inheritance; IV. John Samuel Swire; Appendices: I. Additional Source Material; II. The Scope and Finance of Produce Trades; III. Coast Boats Ownery Results, , 1875-82. With index. Illustrations include "Chun Koo Leang, Compradore 1884-1920"; "Butterfield & Swire's Shanghai House"; "Butterfield & Swire's Hong Kong Office"; "Butterfield & Swire'sHong Kong Staff"; "China Navigation Company Ships Ichang and Pekin"; &c. V ery good in unclipped dustjacket. 100.00


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