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Companies and Entrepreneurs in the History of Spain

Centuries Long Evolution in Business since the 15th century

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Provides an economic history of the company and entrepreneurship in Spain from the 15th century to the present

  • Explores the figure of the businessmen in Spain over several centuries, which has not been done until now

  • Joins the great Spanish historiographical debate about the existence or not of entrepreneurship

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in Economic History (PEHS)

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx
  2. A Great Modern Capitalist: Jakob Fugger

    • Agustín González Enciso
    Pages 49-64
  3. The Sociedad Azucarera Antequerana and the Commercialization of Its Products (1890–1906)

    • Mercedes Fernández-Paradas, Francisco José García Ariza
    Pages 101-116
  4. Public Services in Spain: The Role of Water Supply Companies

    • Juan Manuel Matés-Barco
    Pages 135-159
  5. The Railway Sector in Spain in the Long Term

    • Miguel Muñoz Rubio, Pedro Pablo Ortúñez Goicolea
    Pages 161-179
  6. The Path to Success of MAPFRE

    • Leonardo Caruana de las Cagigas
    Pages 217-228
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 267-282

About this book

This book analyses the economic history of the company and entrepreneurship in Spain from the 15th century to the present. It evaluates the economic theory, the formation of the figure of the entrepreneur, as well as the structure of the companies. This exploration of the businessmen in Spain over several centuries is something that has not been done until now. Joining the great Spanish historiographical debate about the existence or not of entrepreneurship, the book brings together research in very different historical contexts and junctures. It presents a selection of cases of companies and entrepreneurs from Spain, from different sectors, regions and periods, from boom to crisis, from the wine businessman to the railway sector, from private banking to the pioneers of the Spanish travel agency business. It will be of interest to academics and students in economic history, business and management history, as well as researchers in entrepreneurship & small business management.

Keywords

  • Spanish Economic History
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business history
  • Companies
  • Commerce
  • Trade

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Economics, University of Jaén, Jaén, Spain

    María Vázquez-Fariñas, Mariano Castro-Valdivia

  • Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

    Pedro Pablo Ortúñez-Goicolea

About the editors

María Vázquez Fariñas (PhD in Social and Legal Sciences, University of Cádiz, Spain) is a lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Jaén (Spain). Her lines of research include Economic and Business History of Cádiz in the nineteenth century, the wine industry of the region and the development of commerce between the mid-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries.

Mariano Castro Valdivia (PhD in Economics, University of Jaén, Spain) is a lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Jaén (Spain). His lines of research include Economic and business history of the Local Public Services in Spain, the teaching of Economics at the Spanish University and the dissemination of classical economic thought.

Pedro Pablo Ortúñez Goicolea (PhD, University of Valladolid, 1999) is a Senior Lecturer in Economic History at the University of Valladolid (Spain). His research interests include the Spanish railway system and the public sector before nationalization of the railway; regulation and business history. He has published his research in books and specialized journals.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Companies and Entrepreneurs in the History of Spain

  • Book Subtitle: Centuries Long Evolution in Business since the 15th century

  • Editors: María Vázquez-Fariñas, Pedro Pablo Ortúñez-Goicolea, Mariano Castro-Valdivia

  • Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Economic History

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61318-1

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Economics and Finance, Economics and Finance (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-61317-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-61320-4

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-61318-1

  • Series ISSN: 2662-6497

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-6500

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 282

  • Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Economic History, Labor and Population Economics, Entrepreneurship, European History

Buying options

eBook USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-61318-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)