Doing Well and Doing Good: Ross and Glendining : Scottish Enterprise in New Zealand

Author(s): S.R.H. Jones

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Ross & Glendining Ltd was founded in Dunedin in 1862, during the gold rush, by Caithness-born John Ross and Robert Glendining, from Dumfries. Starting as a drapery importing business, it opened branches throughout New Zealand. This engrossing history offers not only the portrait of a firm that was at one time our largest manufacturing business, but a window on the development of the New Zealand economy and the emergence of a manufacturing sector.

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S.R.H. Jones is an honorary research fellow in the Department of Economic Studies, University of Dundee. He has taught at universities in England, Australia, New Zealand and the US and began this book while working as Director of the Centre for Business History at the University of Auckland. Much of his research draws on the business archives held by the Hocken Collections at the University of Otago.

Introduction -- Scottish Foundations -- 2 Early Days in Dunedin -- 3 Developing the Warehouse Business -- 4 Expansion during the Seventies Investment Boom -- 5 Mill Owners and manufacturers -- 6 Branching Out -- 7 Sheep Farming and the Development of Lauder Station -- 8 Gaining a National Foothold -- 9 Conflict 1889-1900 -- 10 Government Policy and the Retreat from Sheep Farming -- 11 Struggle for Expansion - Roslyn Mills -- 12 Struggle for Expansion - The Factories -- 13 Struggle for Expansion - The Warehouses -- 14 London Office, 1900-14 -- 15 Making Money in Wartime -- 16 Readjustment and Retrenchment, 1918-26 -- 17 The End of an Era -- 18 Depression and Recovery, 1926-39 -- 19 Government Controls in War and Peace -- 20 Too Little, Too Late -- 21 Endgame, 1963-66.

General Fields

  • : 9781877372742
  • : Otago University Press
  • : Otago University Press
  • : March 2010
  • : 235mm X 155mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : S.R.H. Jones
  • : Paperback
  • : 338.7677
  • : 456
  • : b/w photos