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Title:'Where were we again?' Corporate history and the South African historian
Author:Tempelhoff, Johann W.N.ISNI
Periodical:Historia: amptelike orgaan
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:mercantile history
private enterprises
Abstract:The second edition (2002) of the report on corporate governance in South Africa by Mervyn King has created an opportunity for historians to make a contribution towards a general understanding of the historical development of the country's corporations. In particular, historians can play an important role when it is necessary to perceive the extent of development that has taken place within individual corporations in South Africa since the early 1990s. This paper presents an overview of the corporate phenomenon and the development of business history as a discipline, particularly in the USA in recent years. This specific area of investigation, which is related to corporate history, holds a lot of promise for historians in South Africa. After giving a brief outline of corporate history trends in South Africa, a few suggestions are made in respect of tuition and research opportunities. Notes, ref., sum. in English and Afrikaans. [Journal abstract]