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The Magnetic Telegraph, Price and Quantity Data, and the New Management of Capital
Economics
  • Alexander J. Field, Santa Clara University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
6-1-1992
Publisher
Economic History Association / Cambridge University Press
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Abstract
The 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 Information
Field, Alexander J. 1992. "The Magnetic Telegraph, Price and Quantity Data, and the New Management of Capital" Journal of Economic History 52 (June): 401-13.