The Global Cigarette: Origins and Evolution of British American Tobacco, 1880-1945

Hardcover | March 1, 2000

byHoward Cox

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During the 1880s, the tobacco manufacturing industries of Britain and America were revolutionized by the introduction of mechanized cigarette production. The development of this novel, image-laden product constituted a triumph for the methods of mass production and mass distribution in thismost traditional of consumer goods industries. The Global Cigarette charts the way in which these innovations in manufacturing and marketing methods led to the formation in 1902 of the British American Tobacco Co. as an Anglo-American multinational joint venture designed to promote cigarettes ininternational markets. Based on archive materials from a wide variety of sources, including the company's own internal records, this book provides the first authoritative account of BAT's evolution and growth up until the Second World War. In particular, The Global Cigarette shows the way in which the company developed avast array of international operating subsidiaries, explores how it managed these enterprises in different political and cultural contexts-notably in China and India-and analyses the way in which the company, as a mature multinational enterprise, coped with the severe international economicdislocations of the 1930s. In the era of globalization, this account of the operational and organizational arrangements of a prefigurative 'global' company will shed light on current debates on alliances, joint ventures, and international business.

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During the 1880s, the tobacco manufacturing industries of Britain and America were revolutionized by the introduction of mechanized cigarette production. The development of this novel, image-laden product constituted a triumph for the methods of mass production and mass distribution in thismost traditional of consumer goods industries....

Howard Cox is Principal Lecturer at the Business School, South Bank University, London. Previous positions have included Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Business History, University of Reading, and Visiting Lecturer at Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, China.
Format:HardcoverPublished:March 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019829221X

ISBN - 13:9780198292210

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Growth of an International Cigarette IndustryPart 1: Origins2. A Product with Global Potential3. Origins of a Multinational EnterprisePart 2: Pioneers of an International Mass Market4. Birth of a Multinational Enterprise5. The Impact of ConflictPart 3: Commerce and Colonialism in Asia6. BAT in China7. BAT in IndiaPart 4: International Business in an Unstable World8. Maintaining Global Leadership9. Sir Hugo's EmpireConclusion10. The Global Cigarette

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`Authoritative account... many interesting details... some splendid photographs.'TLS, September 22 2000