chapter  I
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A Business

Turning his mind from the particular process on which he is mainly occupied, as a machine tender, a clerk~ a labourer. a shop assistant, to what is taking place around him, he soon comes to get a erip of the main features of the structure of the business to which be I belongs. I

Here is an employee in a shoe factory: he sees around him a number of other wage-earners, most tending some Jnachine, others clerks in the office; there is the factory itself and the premises it occupies, the machinery and fittings, the stock of leather and shoes in various stages of production; lastly comes the management, summarised in the employer or ' ~oss.'