Essays on What Does History Add to International Business Research Proposal

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The paper "What Does History Add to International Business" is a great example of a research proposal on business. Randfontein Estates Gold Mining Company Limited is a South African mining company that conducts its gold mining operations within Gauteng, Roodepoort, and Westonaria. It was well-known in South Africa as the biggest gold producer in the 1930s. Randfontein was formed in 1889 and has for many years had a distinction of annual tonnage ore crushing of all the Witwatersrand mines. Randfontein Company like the town acquired its name from Randfontein farm number 3 from which the farm gold was initially established in the area. The late Herman Eckstein and Sir Joseph Robinson were the founders of this company.

Randfontein Company pioneered through the utilization of trackless mining, and thus emerged as the founder of gold mines to apply the technique. This was made possible through the unique use of the wide reef nature of the ore belt. Randfontein was later on taken over by another company known as Harmony Gold Mining in early 2000. Based on the past theory, it has been discovered that curving downwards, around, and up towards the north-west seemed to mark "finis" to the development of mining once the maximum values of the large Randfontein Company’ s property were achieved.

For several years, exploratory work of mining was focused more on the Far East where its expansion was rapid since the opening of mine after the mine was until made, with a move back and forth to the south and the richest gold mine in the world was finally revealed in Sub Nigel (Randfontein Estates Limited 2011). The purpose of this study is to come up with an overall assessment of the nature and businesses of a free-standing company.

In order to achieve this, an evaluation is made on what Randfontein Estate Gold Mining company is, its existence, who formed it, whether it is linked to the businesses of free-standing companies, and if so, whether it was short-lived to be indicative of the firms in the type of multinational businesses associated with direct foreign investment, or operating in a specific location.


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