Business Journals Of The United States

Hardcover | January 1, 1991

EditorWilliam Fisher

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The "professionalization" of business, a relatively recent phenomenon, predicated on and defined by the formal study of a recognized body of knowledge about that profession rather than through apprenticeship and experience, has had a direct impact on the publication of business information in the United States. William Fisher's Business Journals of the United States surveys more than 100 business serials in separate profiles that, taken as a whole, provide a history of this type of publishing in the United States. The titles included here represent three types of publishers of business information: business schools or university presses and professional associations or societies, both categories basically products of the twentieth century; and commercial publications of both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Most of the titles are relatively new, having been in print for less than fifty years and most are still being published. Selected from the more than 7,800 available business titles, these journals, both popular and scholarly, depict a variety of publishers as well as the broad range of interests that make up the business community. Not included are business newsletters and "house organs" or company publications that will be treated in a forthcoming volume in the series. Each entry is divided into two parts. First, a contributed essay highlights the development of the title and puts it into the context of business/management publishing. Factual data about the publisher's history, sources, where the contents of a title are indexed, and where appropriate, a bibliography of sources used by the contributors in preparing their essays, comprises the second part. The information, current as of January 1990, has been verified to the extent possible by both contributors and the editor. This survey of the development of a business press in the United States will provide students and scholars of business, business history, and business journalism an introduction to the variety of serial literature relating to business available in the field.

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The "professionalization" of business, a relatively recent phenomenon, predicated on and defined by the formal study of a recognized body of knowledge about that profession rather than through apprenticeship and experience, has had a direct impact on the publication of business information in the United States. William Fisher's Busines...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.56 × 6.38 × 1.15 inPublished:January 1, 1991Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313252920

ISBN - 13:9780313252921

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?Continuing Greenwood's Historical Guides to the World's Periodicals Research Series is this important survey of U.S. business journals. Used to trace the development of the business press, the 100 periodicals that were chosen for inclusion represent university, association, and commercial publishers. . . . An average of one to three pages is devoted to each periodical. The majority of the 14 contributors are business librarians. The descriptions are well written and mention noteworthy articles, special issues, and distinctive features. Comparisons between the journals are especially interesting and useful. . . . The editor has done an excellent job in selection of titles--popular, scholarly, mass market, unusual, specialized, and peripheral. . . . Business Journals continues the quality of previous volumes of the series and is an excellent resource for business, academic, and large public libraries. It will also be useful for journalism and business students; readers of the business press will also find it interesting.?-Library Journal