Compassionate Capitalism: Business and Community in Medieval England (Hardcover)
The idea of corporate social responsibility may seem like a recent trend, but the previously unpublished historical documents on Cambridge's sophisticated urban property market reveal that businesses have been practicing what is sometimes referred to as compassionate capitalism for nearly a thousand years.
This transdisciplinary study presents an invaluable contribution to our knowledge of the early phases of capitalism.
About the Author
Catherine Casson is Lecturer in Enterprise at Alliance Manchester Business School at the University of Manchester. Her publications include a co-authored book with Mark Casson on The Entrepreneur in History: From Medieval Merchant to Modern Business Leader (Basingstoke, 2013). Mark Casson is Professor of Economics at the University of Reading and Director of the Centre for Institutions and Economic History. A Fellow of the British Academy, he has published extensively in the fields of the fields of economic history, international business, entrepreneurship and transport studies. John S. Lee is Research Associate at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York. His publications include Cambridge and its Economic Region, 1450-1560 (Hatfield, 2005). Katie Phillips ihas completed an AHRC-funded PhD in Medieval Studies at the University of Reading.