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Hume enterprises in Australia, 1910-1940 : a study in micro-economic growth

Snooks, G. D.


The purpose of this study has been to describe and analyse the rapid growth of Hume enterprises between its inception in 1910 and the outbreak of World War II. Our central hypothesis is that while the firm's growth was the product of a complex interaction of factors, the key to this process was the ambition, drive and inventive-innovative abilities of the firm's founder, W.R. Hume. To demonstrate this it has been necessary to show that the firm's greater-than-average rate of growth was...[Show more]

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Date published: 1971
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d6cf9ae23035


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