Title: Institutions of Hanseatic trade
Subtitle: Studies on the political economy of a medieval network organisation
Authors: Ewert, Ulf Christian
Selzer, Stephan 
Language: en
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Peter Lang Edition
Document Type: Book
Publisher Place: Frankfurt am Main
Abstract: 
"The merchants of the medieval Hanse monopolised trade in the Baltic and North Sea areas. The authors describe the structure of their trade system in terms of network organisation and attempts to explain, on the grounds of institutional economics, the coordination of the merchants' commercial exchange by reputation, trust and culture. The institutional economics approach also allows for a comprehensive analysis of coordination problems arising between merchants, towns and the 'Kontore.' Due to the simplicity and flexibility of network trade, the Hansards could bridge the huge gap in economic development between the West and the East. In the changing economic conditions around 1500, however, exactly these characteristics proved to be a serious limit to further retain their trade monopoly"--Provided by publisher
Organization Units (connected with the publication): Mittelalterliche Geschichte 
URL: https://ub.hsu-hh.de/DB=1.8/XMLPRS=N/PPN?PPN=868548456
ISBN: 978-3-631-66183-3
DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-05851-2
Appears in Collections:2016

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