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The Rural Entrepreneurs

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  • Ville,Simon

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This richly illustrated book is a detailed history of a uniquely Australasian institution, the stock and station agency. The stock and station agent was a respected and influential figure, coordinating farmers and connecting them to the outside world of banks, wool buyers and government agencies in Australasia and overseas, whose impact on export-led growth cannot be underestimated. Simon Ville examines the ways in which stock and station agents grew from their beginnings in the 1840s as pastoral finance companies to offer a wide range of support services to remote and inexperienced farming communities. In the twentieth century, the leading agents expanded their range of activities and became some of Australasia's earliest nationwide firms and biggest businesses. The Rural Entrepreneurs provides essential insights into understanding Australasia's rural history and economic development up until the end of the twentieth century.

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This book is provided by Cambridge University Press in its series Cambridge Books with number 9780521125949 and published in 2010.

Order: http://www.cambridge.org/uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521125949
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Cited by:
  1. Ian W. Mclean, 2004. "Australian Economic Growth in Historical Perspective," The Economic Record, The Economic Society of Australia, vol. 80(250), pages 330-345, 09.
  2. Jeorge Àlvarez & Ennio Bilancini & Simone D’Alessandro & Gabriel Porcile, 2010. "Agricultural institutions, industrialization and growth: the case of New Zealand and Uruguay in 1870-1940," Center for Economic Research (RECent) 053, University of Modena and Reggio E., Dept. of Economics.
  3. Simon Ville & Olav Wicken, 2012. "The Dynamics of Resource-Based Economic Development: Evidence from Australia and Norway," Economics Working Papers wp12-04, School of Economics, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
  4. Ian W. McLean, 2010. "Responding to Shocks: Australia's Institutions and Policies," School of Economics Working Papers 2010-30, University of Adelaide, School of Economics.

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