British corporate networks, 1976-2010: extending the study of finance-industry relationships

Wilson, John F., Tilba, Anna and Buchnea, Emily (2020) British corporate networks, 1976-2010: extending the study of finance-industry relationships. Business History, 62 (6). pp. 1027-1057. ISSN 0007-6791

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Using an extensive and unique dataset that has been created to record the composition of the boards of directors of the Top 250 British firms between 1904 and 2010, this article builds upon a previous study on the corporate network to 1976 by extending the study to 2010. The analysis revolves around three key observations: the nature and depth of the corporate network; the distinct stages in corporate connectivity between 1976 and 2010, and the 1980s watershed in the relationship between financial and other sectors, following which financial institutions withdrew from the corporate network. The article will conclude with an analysis of how the dataset has changed our perceptions of British corporate networks, wider changes in British business and a discussion of implications for future research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Banks, banking, Corporate networks, clusters, syndicates Companies, directors, financial sector, Great Britain, industrial sector, Institutional investors, networks, inter-sector relationships
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
N300 Finance
V100 History by period
V200 History by area
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Emily Buchnea
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 11:18
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 16:50

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