Scale, scope and accountability: A response to Lloyd-Jones and Lewis

Steven Toms, John Wilson

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This is a response to the critique by Lloyd-Jones and Lewis of our 2003 Business History article. It makes a renewed case for the extension of business history research into corporate governance and accountability, such that this new dimension is considered in conjunction with the analysis of scale and scope. Our approach and that of Lloyd Jones and Lewis demonstrate that governance and accountability, or the lack of it, in conjunction with strategy and structure, are useful dimensions of the cases they analyse, and, we would continue to argue, in the general case as well.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-111
Number of pages6
JournalBusiness History
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007


  • strategy and structure
  • corporate governance and accountability
  • paradigms of business history

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