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Publication date: 20 November 2017

Steve Redhead

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Theoretical Times
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-669-3

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Publication date: 30 December 2004

John Martin and Ruth Martin

There are several contenders for the title of being the “pioneer of photography,” of which in France, Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre (1787–1851) is the most internationally…

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There are several contenders for the title of being the “pioneer of photography,” of which in France, Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre (1787–1851) is the most internationally famous. In Britain, it is widely accepted that although William Henry Fox Talbot (1800–1877) was not the first to produce photographs, he had a major contribution to the development of photography.

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Seeing is Believing? Approaches to Visual Research
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ISBN: 978-1-84950-211-5

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Publication date: 5 January 2010

S. Mc_W Cheryl and Yannick Lemarchand

The purpose of this paper is to extend to accounting and accounting texts the arguments of Phillips which suggest that organisational analysis can be enriched by a greater…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to extend to accounting and accounting texts the arguments of Phillips which suggest that organisational analysis can be enriched by a greater interface with narrative fiction as a means to bring organisations to life. The paper also introduces the work of Bottin which argues that accounting manuals can be considered as source documents for economic history, more than simply being of purely pedagogical value. Both approaches inform the research into the specialised accounting manual, the Guide du Commerce of Gaignat de l'Aulnais.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper uses archival‐based historical methods to examine the Guide du Commerce and the social and economic milieu presented therein. It has developed its analysis through the examination of both primary and secondary sources to underscore the business and social networks of the milieu and to illustrate accounting as narrative.

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In his manual, Gaignat recreates merchant activities and commercial relations of eighteenth century France. Gaignat does not content himself with re‐copying material at his disposal or with creating fictitious examples. Rather, through his in‐depth development of case studies and examples of actual accounting methods, he offers the reader insights into the strategic nature of the social and economic milieu in which commercial success might be achieved.

Practical implications

The research approach is transferable to other settings, motivating renewed interest in the history of accounting literature. The stories related in the Guide du Commerce point to the potential value of accounting manuals and other similar documents as historical sources when such sources no longer exist or are limited.

Originality/value

The research method is original in that the methodological approach is new to accounting history, but part of a debate within history more generally.

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 23 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Publication date: 12 October 2012

Louis Jacques Filion and Mircea‐Gabriel Chirita

Claude Blanchet was the first Director General of the Société de développement des coopératives du Québec (Cooperative Development Corporation), founding President of the…

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Claude Blanchet was the first Director General of the Société de développement des coopératives du Québec (Cooperative Development Corporation), founding President of the FTQ's Fonds de solidarité (Quebec Federation of Labour Solidarity Fund) and Chief Executive Officer of the SGF (Société générale de financement du Québec, or General Investment Corporation of Québec). His lifelong passion has been to support the development of Québec, and he describes himself as being primarily a “builder of collective firms.” The purpose of this paper is to describe the life of a man who was exposed to an entrepreneurial culture from early childhood.

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The paper takes the form of a case study – interview with the intrapreneur.

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The paper shows that Claude Blanchet's values changed significantly as a result of his involvement in social movements. His goal became to build a modern Québec state. One of the elements characterizing his entire career is undoubtedly his courage in choosing to take unusual paths. This desire to explore and conquer new spaces is shared by most entrepreneurial actors. However, Claude Blanchet did it for reasons related to the development of Québec society.

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One of the notable features of this case is the unusual career path taken by Claude Blanchet.

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Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, vol. 6 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6204

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Publication date: 1 March 2006

Gabrielle A. Brenner, Louis Jacques Filion, Teresa V. Menzies and Lionel Dionne

Despite growing interest in the difficulties encountered by ethnic entrepreneurs, very little research has yet been done on the subject. This article attempts to fill the…

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Despite growing interest in the difficulties encountered by ethnic entrepreneurs, very little research has yet been done on the subject. This article attempts to fill the gap. A total of 715 Chinese, Italian, Indian/Sikh, Jewish, and Vietnamese entrepreneurs from Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver were surveyed for the research. The results show that ethnic businesses tend to face the same problems as other businesses, which consequently does not appear to justify the development of support programs specifically for ethnic entrepreneurs. However, this study of established businesses does not consider failed or nascent businesses, which may have experienced additional problems. Further research is required to examine these issues. Also, given the unique social and business dynamics that exist within the ethnic communities studied, support programs should be directed through the networks of these communities.

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New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, vol. 9 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2574-8904

Article
Publication date: 1 December 1998

Yves Cherruault

We describe two new methods: the global optimization method ALIENOR and the decompositional method of Adomian. Then we show how they can be applied to models…

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We describe two new methods: the global optimization method ALIENOR and the decompositional method of Adomian. Then we show how they can be applied to models identification and to optimal control of biological processes.

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Kybernetes, vol. 27 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0368-492X

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Publication date: 20 August 1996

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The Peace Dividend
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0-44482-482-0

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Publication date: 1 November 2018

Marie-Cécile Cervellon and Stephen Brown

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Revolutionary Nostalgia: Retromania, Neo-Burlesque and Consumer Culture
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ISBN: 978-1-78769-343-2

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Revolutionary Nostalgia: Retromania, Neo-Burlesque and Consumer Culture
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-343-2

Book part
Publication date: 20 November 2017

Steve Redhead

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Theoretical Times
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-669-3

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