Corporate profit and race in central African copper mining, 1946-1958

Show simple item record Phimister, I.R. (Ian R.) 2012-03-26T06:53:13Z 2012-03-26T06:53:13Z 2011
dc.description.abstract The focus in the literature on the political outcomes of decolonization has resulted in neglect of the business activities that took place from the mid-1940s to the mid-1950s. Missing from existing accounts are the occasions when business turned impending political change to economic advantage. One such shift occurred in the central African copper-mining industry as, first, the promise of racial “partnership” during the shortlived Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland and then the prospect of African majority rule in Northern Rhodesia redefined the political context within which businesses operated. Rather than emphasizing the ethical considerations that influenced business attitudes, this study describes how corporate policies toward the job color bar were shaped by the copper industry’s changing cost structure and profitability. en
dc.description.librarian nf2012 en
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Phimister, I 2011, 'Corporate profit and race in central African copper mining, 1946-1958', Business History Review, vol. 85, no. 4, pp. 749-774. en
dc.identifier.issn 0007-6805 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2044-768X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1017/S0007680511001188
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_US
dc.rights © 2011 The President and Fellows of Harvard College. This article is embargoed by the publisher until December 2012. en
dc.subject Central African copper-mining industry en
dc.subject Profits and corporate structure en
dc.subject Wages and technological changes en
dc.subject Costs and African advancement en
dc.subject Prices and the color bar en
dc.subject Copper mines and mining -- Economic aspects -- Africa, Central en
dc.subject Copper industry and trade -- Economic aspects -- Africa, Central en
dc.subject Corporate profits -- -- Africa, Central en
dc.subject Race relations -- Africa, Central -- Economic aspects en
dc.title Corporate profit and race in central African copper mining, 1946-1958 en
dc.type Article en

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