Business History: complexity and comparisons. An overview of the last two centuries of business history around the world focusing on three variables: technology, the firm, and the local context. Analysis shows the continuous competition between various countries, from the United States and Japan to China and India, with new waves of technology that make it impossible to forecast history. Business history naturally leads to the larger field of economic history.
Keywords: Storia d’impresa, tecnologia, impresa, competizione, contesto locale