Initially effecting the economy of Britain, the industrial revolution increased the amount of trade, and growing rapidly Britain was known as ‘’’the workshop of the world’, the centre of the world manufacturing, finance and trade. By the 1870’s, Britain had the most extensive railway system in the world to make transportation of raw materials easier, meaning more trade could occur, and English businessmen could acquire new markets for their trade. soon was a cause of the economic decline. Although the economy kept growing, the rate of growth wasn’t as much, meaning competition from America and Germany was a threat. This was named the ‘Great Depression’ and was a major change for the economic state of Britain.
In her satire “I Want a Wife” Judy Brady states,” My wife must arrange to loose time at work and not lose the job.” Basically, Brady is saying some women work numerous jobs while maintaining family as top priority and involving their selves in their children’s extracurricular activities unlike men. Women are also more emotionally driven than men, giving them more sympathy toward their children when they are in need. The amount of women in the workforce has increased tremendously since 1972. The hours of housework between men and women has roughly stayed the same since Brady wrote the satire. Like Brady says,” I want a wife who will plan the menus, do the necessary grocery shopping, prepare the meals, serve them pleasantly, and then do the cleaning up while I do my studying.
Jeremy Shankman March 18th, 2015 Case Study 2 Questions Week 3 1. What are the sources of pressure on a firm such as Frito-Lay to reduce its environmental footprint? The effect of industrialization and the increasing population of humanity are both reasons why natural resources are being overly consumed, outstripping the resource base on an unprecedented scale. The use of resources and subsequently reductions in operational costs is the primary reason why several companies are making the efforts to reduce their carbon footprints. Sustainable business spending would also increase rapidly because it is seen as a catalyst for more productive improvements which is a win for human beings, the company and our earth when reducing resources and lowering cost while still being sustainable.
A socially responsible corporate organisation would consider the interests of their customers, employees, shareholders, communities, and the ecology and consider the social and environmental consequences of their business activities in order to create both social value and corporate value. Although the concept of CSR has existed for decades, it is only in recent years that the number of organisations engaging in such behaviours and activities has increased markedly (McWilliams et al, 2006). Strong triggers such as the introduction of the Global Reporting Initiative in 2002 and the United Nations Global Compact in 2000 have seen CSR gaining recogniton, not only in Australia, but worldwide. The increase of public concern over the environment and the free flow of information afforded by the internet have also given a significant rise to the importance of CSR (McWilliams et al, 2006). Today, climate change and protection of the earth’s environment are issues that reside in the forefront of people’s minds.
Industry played a key role in propelling the women suffrage movement because the jobs that were now being created were of domestic relevance. All kinds of female-oriented jobs were emerging and with these jobs also came female empowerment. It was considered socially unacceptable for a man to partake in domestic duties and these jobs served as the backbone for progressivism in the American industry by essentially giving women a “foot in the door” to revolutionizing the American industrial system as well as the political barbarisms that slowed progress in our society. Soon after the emergence of women in the workplace came a female political voice in American government. However, a female political voice proved much more difficult to
The quantity of those involved in buying and selling increased exponentially and in response, the development of modern day concepts such as businessmen and entrepreneurs arose. This coupled with greater internal trade and the encouragement for state legislatures to involve paper money in the expanding economy, resulted in an aspired consumer revolution that deteriorated
After the Civil War, the United States experienced a time of great social and economic change. Americans encountered an onslaught of innovations in technology and science and the rampant rise of big business. Rapid urbanization and industrialisation enveloped much of the north and eventually consumed the frontier. The United States renovated its former rural republic into an urban state as the once barren frontier disappeared and was replaced with steel mills, large factories, transcontinental railroad lines, capacious agricultural acreage, and prosperous cities. However, the accelerated progression of the country’s economy and affluence wrought consequential effects.
September 19, 2006 Hst 328 Thur. 1:40 Nan Enstad’s Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure is an in depth analysis of working women in the late 19th century and the early 20th century. She explains how working women helped to shape the consumer culture of the period by the purchase of entertainment and clothing that was made for them alone. They also shaped the culture by their choice of fashion. Not only did these women engage in consumerism, they formed certain social practices based on the items they purchased and connected it all together with their workplace culture.
More often than not, Philadelphia women managed just fine financially. Women called upon their own skills acquired through their experience maintaining the household to follow a career path fit for themselves as individuals. Many women became employed as white washers, painters, midwifes, and other positions of such nature of the household. Particularly, if widows weren’t employed under these gender- segregated occupations, they often found themselves continuing their husband’s work in a specialized field. A widow’s experience in helping her husband’s business often provided enough knowledge for a woman to carry out such operations like shoe making.