Business History

Business History





A European role in intra-Asian commercial development: The Maclaine Watson network and the Java sugar trade c.1840-1942

Alexander Claver, G. Roger Knight

CLAVER, Alexander / KNIGHT, G. Roger

Introduction / Maclaine Watson: a network of family firms / Intra-Asian trade and the origins of Maclaine Watson, 1820–1840 / The birth of a sugar exporter: the mid-nineteenth century decades / A financially autonomous colonial firm, 1840s to the 1880s / New directions: Asian markets for Java sugar after the crisis of 1884 / The preservation of colonial autonomy: an Asia-based mercantile network / The ‘sugar crisis’ of 1884 and its aftermath / The network’s role in intra-Asian trade / The interwar depression and World War Two / Summary and conclusion: Maclaine Watson, sugar and intra-Asian commerce.

英語 / English


4 Oriental & African Economic History 4-5. Commerce & Trade

  • 第四部 [東洋経済史] 4-3. 原始産業・土地制度
  • 第五部 [西洋経済史] 5-6. 企業・組合・経営・会計
  • 4 Oriental & African Economic History 4-3. Primary Sector of Industry & Land System
  • 5 European & American Economic History 5-6. Business, Management, Account & Union