The Magnetic Telegraph, Price and Quantity Data, and the New Management of CapitalEconomics
PublisherEconomic History Association / Cambridge University Press
AbstractThe contribution to growth of telegraphic- as opposed to rail-speed transmission of financial asset and commodity price data remains unclear. With more certainty we can identify savings in the holdings of real capital-savings made possible by the use of the telegraph at the firm level to implement tight systems of logistical control.
Citation InformationField, Alexander J. 1992. "The Magnetic Telegraph, Price and Quantity Data, and the New Management of Capital" Journal of Economic History 52 (June): 401-13.