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date: 10 August 2020

Business Records as Sources for African History 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Historiography: Methods and Sources
Dmitri van den BersselaarDmitri van den Bersselaar

Businesses continually produce documents in the course of their daily operations: accounts need to be kept, supplies need to be ordered, market demand needs to be evaluated, and relations with customers, business partners, and relevant authorities need to be maintained. More complex enterprises, with operations abroad or multiple sites of operation, also produce more documents that are needed to maintain control over overseas activities and manage more complex workforces.... ...

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