International Business and the Development of British Electrical Manufacturing, 1886-1929. / Fitzgerald, Robert.

In: Business History Review, Vol. 91, No. 1, 10.05.2017, p. 31-70.

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International Business and the Development of British Electrical Manufacturing, 1886-1929. / Fitzgerald, Robert.

In: Business History Review, Vol. 91, No. 1, 10.05.2017, p. 31-70.

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