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THE CASE OF THE SWISS WATCH INDUSTRY BOOKS & CATALOGUES


THE CASE OF THE SWISS WATCH INDUSTRY


When Corporatism leads to corporate governance failure, the case of the Swiss watch industry


“The Hayek family does not seem to worry because its members have reason to believe that Swiss corporatism will protect their business, allegedly in the “public interest”


Available to buy as a paperback or free to download via the PDF link.


Code C48921 Description


When Corporatism leads to corporate governance failure, the case of the Swiss watch industry


UOM Price EACH £9.00


celebrations of the Great Clock’s 150th anniversary in 2009.


The book begins by taking the reader through a typical visit to the Clock Tower, and then begins the history of the palace of Westminster, covering the fire of 1834, the building of the New Houses of Parliament and development of the clock and the bells, going into detail on their design and installation. The book covers the famous cracking of the current bell Big Ben in 1859, with sketches of all the characters involved, the two world wars, and the disaster of 1976. The book ends with a detailed technical description of the clock mechanism.


CLOCK & BAROM- ETER BOOKS


Clock & Barometer Books


Barometers, Stick or Cistern By Edwin Banfield


The book is richly illustrated, and will appeal not only to clockmakers and horologists, but to bell enthusiasts, and those with an interest in our rich Victorian heritage.


Readership: Historical horologists, practical horologists, bell historians, bell ringers, tourists, the technically- minded public, historians of Victoriana.


• Comprehensive detailed history • Extensively illustrated • New previously unpublished material • Appeals to the specialist and the general reader • Full technical descriptions of the clock and bells • 296 pages


Code B32293


Available to buy as a paperback or free to download via the PDF link.


By: Dr Isabelle Schluep Campo


Head of Sustainable Impact, Centre for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Zurich


and Dr Philipp Aerni


Director of the Centre for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Zurich


Sample Quotes from the book include: “One must acknowledge the ability of Nicolas Hayek to mobilize his business network and personal resources in a way that maximize financial returns not just for himself but also his partners. Ultimately these skills made him a billionaire.”


“Pretending to be Robin Hood while representing the establishment”


“the reliance on the “Swissness” premium also led to complacency”


“Hayek must of known that ASUAG was not in dire state but actually a goldmine”


“a state monopoly essentially fell into private hands and the consequences for the industry as a whole are felt to date”


“both Hayek and Jobs (Steve) were strongly focused on ruthlessly taking advantage of their market power and were known to be arrogant and vain”


“Nicolas Hayek merely inherited a former state monopoly that he later converted into a private monopoly”


“Nicolas Hayek was brought into the watch business by the establishment”


“It was not Nicolas Hayek who revolutionized the watch business with the development and successful commercialization of the Swatch, but Ernst Thomke and his team.”


“The Swatch Group continues to rely on extracting monopoly rents”


By Chris Mckay


The Great Clock and The Bells at the Palace of Westminister


This book covers the history of ‘Big Ben’, the great clock and bells at Westminster, from the origins of Westminster as the seat of government right up to the


1522 COUSINS TRADE SUPPLIER By Edwin Banfield


From the humble beginnings of these mercury instruments the reader journeys through a comprehensive survey of man’s achievements in the field. • Includes tips on maintenance • 246 Pages • 300 illustrations


Code C8806 Description


Barometers, Stick or Cistern By Edwin Banfield


Big Ben By Chris Mckay UOM Price EACH £14.95 by Derek Roberts


The longcase clock has been a part of the Englishman’s home for some 300 years and has gained a place in his heart seldom if ever achieved by any other domestic item. An example of its importance in family life is that it, with the bed and the house, was nearly always mentioned specifically in the will. In Derek Roberts’s important new book, readers find a wealth of valuable information detailing the British origins, evolution, and wide range of longcase clocks that have been produced since the sixteenth century. In twenty chapters Mr. Roberts provides a detailed overview of many facets of these beautiful and useful art works, including early square dial, rare, astronomical and equation clocks, walnut breakarch longcase clocks (and those in other woods), and thirty-hour clocks.


Other chapters detail various dial and decoration forms, precision timekeeping, important makers, and clocks of the Victorian and Edwardian eras right up to modern times. A glossary of terms and lengthy index of makers are included. In British Longcase Clocks, Mr. Roberts share his wealth of knowledge enthusiastically and presents over 300 black and white and full-color photographs of details and whole clocks. His book will interest clock owners and all who love fine furniture.


• 400 pages • Hard back


Description Big Ben By Chris Mckay British Longcase Clocks


UOM Price £39.95


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