I would like to do a simple "wisdom of the crowd" experiment.
Can you please estimate: How old is the longest continuously operating commercial business in the world?
You do not need to do any research on this. Just give your best estimate.
Enter the number of years here. http://jpm.li/249
I will post the results of this little experiment here on the community.
Many thanks in advance for your participation.
Well if you mean still operating then I am not sure, but if you mean historically then it has to be the temple organisations of ancient Mesopotamia which operated continuously for about 3000 years. See Sterba, R.L. (1976). The Organization and Management of the Temple Corporations in Ancient Mesopotamia. The Academy of Management Review
Vol. 1, No. 3 (Jul., 1976), pp. 16-26
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A devilishly complex question in the guise of a simple question.
The Hudson's Bay Company is a chain of mall stores in the Great White North that has its origins in a Stewart royal charter of 1670.
See Peter C. Newman's excellent three volume history of the firm published in the 1980s. I have lost track of the firm, it has weathered hard times and multiple strategic redirections, but I think something still exists.
One man's opinion,
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