The impact of war: New business networks and small-scale contractors in Britain, 1739–1770

@article{Bannerman2017TheIO,
  title={The impact of war: New business networks and small-scale contractors in Britain, 1739–1770},
  author={G. Bannerman},
  journal={Business History},
  year={2017},
  volume={60},
  pages={23 - 40}
}
  • G. Bannerman
  • Published 2017
  • Economics, Business
  • Business History
Abstract This article argues that the resources and skills of military contractors were a crucial component of the war-making capacity of the British state in the mid-eighteenth century. Contractors used product knowledge, access to capital and credit, market intelligence, and personal and professional connections to perform contracts effectively, and by doing so contributed towards operational capability and combat readiness. Contracting not only reveals the diversity of the domestic economy… Expand
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