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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:A Swiss Family Firm in West Africa: A. Brunnschweiler and Co., 1929-1959
Author:Laan, H. Laurens van derISNI
Year:1983
Periodical:African Economic History
Volume:12
Pages:287-297
Language:English
Geographic terms:West Africa
Switzerland
Subjects:trading companies
textiles
Economics and Trade
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/3601329
Abstract:History of the firm A. Brunnschweiler & Co. 1929-1959, a textile firm owned by two Swiss families, Brunnschweiler and Fröhlich, and highly specialised in 'Real Madras' and 'Imitation Madras'. Although it had only a small turnover, the company's history illustrates the commercial changes in the Third World in the period 1890 to 1940 and Europe's role as intermediary between Asia and Africa, in this case between producers in India and consumers in West Africa, as well as the obstacles encountered by a firm wanting to enter the importing and exporting business in West Africa after 1920. Notes.
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