Ompany Analysis of Free Standing Company National Bank of Egypt

The purpose of the assignment is that overall youre assessing the nature of free-standing company business c.1915. To achieve this you need to provide the reader with a sense of what the company is, why it exists, who formed it, whether it is linked to other similar businesses, whether it was short-lived, whether it was indicative of firms in this type of business, or operating in that specific location. Overall this enables you to assess whether Mira Wilkins views on FSC are robust

The time frame of the study may be the total length of the existence of the firm. This will be entirely dependent upon the firm chosen, and indeed part of the assignment is determining what boundaries to place on your study. Equally all studies will be slightly different anyway, because different firms raise specific questions to be followed.

Youre going to need some secondary literature to help ensure that youve got the general narrative and context right, but this is not an assignment to be crammed full of secondary material.

My recommendation is that you start your search not with Google, but by building up an initial picture from The Times newspaper. We have the full text archive, and there is a document on this ELE site with the links, but its all off the Electronic Library, under newspapers. We also have the full archive of the Financial Times and the Economist.