Peñarroya: an expansive model of industrial mining corporation, 1881-1936

Authors

  • Miguel Ángel López-Morell Universidad de Murcia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v1i23.19466

Keywords:

Mining, Industrial firms, Spain, Corporations

Abstract

This article describes the main lines of the historical evolution of the Société Minière et Metallurgique Peñarroya. This concern, starting from a modest origin, was able to develop a steady process of growing that led it, at the beginning of 1920’s, to the first place among the world lead producers and the top in the industrial enterprises in Spain, for assets, with more of 60 branches and all his activities integrated. This work tries to deep in the different elements that determined this peculiar evolution, in the light of the archives of the society, the main shareholder, the Rothschild family, and some public records located in Spain and France.

Published

2017-07-18

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Section

Articles