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The History of Oxford University Press
The New York branch, later the New York Business and later still OUP Inc., opened in 1896 as the first of the Press's overseas branchers. It began as little more than a depot with a staff of travelling salesmen. Over the course of the branch's development the Press in effect used it to work out the appropriate relationship between overseas units and London. The United States was always the largest potential overseas market for the Press, and the branch became a significant source of sales and profits. In segments of the US publishing world, the branch became a highly visible actor. A simple organization at first, it became over time much more complex, and evolution that presented problems as well as opportunities. Singular individuals in top management had an active role in the branch's development, although at times the process seemed driven from below, directed by editors and other staff members.
p. 583-617, The History of Oxford University Press: Volume III, 1896-1970 edited by William Roger Louis, 2013, reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568406.003.0020
Raff, D. (2013). New York. In Louis, W.R. (Ed.), The History of Oxford University Press: Volume III, 1896-1970, 583-617. Oxford University Press.
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