Simone Fari

Simone Fari
University of Granada | UGR · Departamento de Teoría e Historia Económica

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Nel corso della storia, gli eventi drammatici e traumatici sono stati spesso lo spunto per alcune riflessio-ni metodologiche e storiografiche. Questo articolo vuole essere, allo stesso tempo, una revisione della letteratura e una provocazione metodologica e storiografica. La finalità di questo articolo è doppia. Da una parte si evidenzia, provocato...
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This book focuses on the history of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), from its origins in the mid-19th century to nowadays. ITU was the fi rst international organization ever and still plays a crucial role in managing global telecommunications today. Putting together some of the most relevant scholars in the fi eld of transnational c...
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There is currently a lack of historical specificity in mainstream economics, while in the second half of the 1800s, historical methodology and historical sources were at the centre of economic theory (Marx, Weber, Sombart but also Alfred Marshall). However, from the 1930s onwards the historical approach gradually began losing importance in the lite...
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In the last decade, mobility has often reached the centre of the public debate for at least three reasons. First of all, some individual entrepreneurs and some corporations belonging to “New economy” have invested massively in the mobility industry. For example, Elon Musk incorporated Hyperloop, for the construction and implementation of a super-fa...
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The main purpose of the eleven contributions to this volume is to reconsider and re-assess the role of cores and peripheries in shaping modern socio-technical systems. From this perspective they explore a terrain of highly complex systems mainly operating on the so-called Western model: Railways, telegraphs, motor vehicles and airports were, in fac...
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Victorian Telegraphy before Nationalization offers an analysis of the technological and entrepreneurial features of the Victorian telegraph service, together with the companies which ran it until nationalization in 1869. Based on original research and extensive study in a variety of archives, the book presents a comprehensive overview of the servic...
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1865 marked the second turning point in the telegraph communications market with the abolition of the flat charge and public opinion building up in favour of nationalization as the only way to redress an inefficient and costly telegraph service. The following year Frank Ives Scudamore drew up for the Post Office a first official plan for the Govern...
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The telegraph market underwent a radical change during the late 1850s, when it passed from a state of quasi-free competition with warring companies to a duopoly held in place by more or less official cartel agreements. The turning point was the year 1855, when events both exogenous and endogenous forced the managerial class to take radical decision...
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The early 1860s flowed on seamlessly from the previous five years. Despite the poor performance of the duopoly and its alienated users touting the entry of any rivals bent on destroying it, the telegraph market carried on as before. The Electric and the British & Irish stood compact against the danger of their competitor, the United, which proposed...
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The British telegraph sector is a significant example of Victorian capitalism. From a technological point of view, it is collocated across the two industrial revolutions. It was introduced by entrepreneurial innovators in the first part of nineteenth century to then be developed and extended in the later phase, especially for the maritime use, by s...
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The driving force, the main player in all three initial phases of British telegraphs, was Cooke, who right from the beginning operated as an entrepreneur in the Shumpeterian sense of the word. He identified an innovative technology, studied its possible applications to industry and commerce, raised the necessary capital and then founded the first c...
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The early 1850s were a key period in the development of the telegraph correspondence market, with the passage from the Electric’s monopoly (1850) to the existence of four companies (1855). New arrivals were always interpreted as a direct challenge to the Electric, by the company itself, the often-hostile press and complaining clients. Following the...
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10 June 1837. One of William IV’s last acts was to grant a patent for Wheatstone and Cooke’s telegraph apparatus, though it took ten years before the first telegraph company was authorized by Parliament, on 18 June 1846. Four years passed and it was only when serious competition began to surface that the telegraph service really began to move. Why...
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This book uses new sources to indepth the early history of the Telegraph Union (today the International Telecommunication Union) and focuses on the key role - political, diplomatic, economic and technical - Switzerland played in promoting its birth and managing its structures during the ten years preceding and following its creation (1855-1875). Th...
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This paper aims to rethink the early history of the Telegraph Union (today called the International Telecommunications Union) focusing on the political, diplomatic, economic and technical role played by Switzerland during the ten years preceding and following its creation (1855-1875). The ITU's history is a quite neglected topic in telecommunicatio...
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The Telegraph Union, founded in 1865, was the first supranational organization to link different countries with the aim of regulating a public service. Its objectives were: technological standardization, a set of regulations and the adoption of uniform international tariffs. The paper aims to establish how the Telegraph Union influenced the technic...
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I study the born and the development of the Torino financial area in the mid nineteenth century. In the second half of XIX Century, Torino was the capital of Piemonte’s State, and, for this reason, it was involved in political and economic events of great importance. In particular, before and just after the Italian Unification, Torino became the fi...
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The history of telecommunications has a long tradition in the Anglo-Saxon Countries but in the Mediterranean ones, it has been studied only during the last few years. This paper considers the development of telecommunication’s history in Spain and Italy. First, it analyzes the contemporary literature on the evolution of the telecommunication sector...

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LUI is a Project to lay the groundwork for the implementation of the Physical Internet. (LUI is the acronym in Spanish of the Universal Logistic Integrated - Logística Universal Integrada). RedEP is the Interdisciplinary Network of Port Studies, an area of research and debate, born in America, on issues that can be analyzed from different disciplines and have in common their connection to a port, several or port issue and Customs in general. This project pretend to link and disseminate both topics.