This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research selected by expert series editors and contextualised by new analysis from each author on how the specific field addressed has evolved.
The book features contributions on the history of government-business relations, regional and local business relationships, the development and formation of Silicon Valley, and the rise and fall of the US machine tool industry after the Second World.
Of interest to business and economic historians, this shortform book also provides analysis that will be valuable reading across the social sciences.
Introduction (John F. Wilson, Nicholas D. Wong and Steven Toms)
1. Trying to keep the customers stratified: Government, Business and the Paths of Innovation in American Railroading and Computing (Steve Usselman)
2. Webs of Productive Associations in American Industrialization: patterns of institution formation and their limits, Philadelphia, 1880-1930’ (Philip Scranton)
3. Electronic Component Manufacturing and the Rise of Silicon Valley (Christophe Lécuyer)
4. Too Many Bends in the River: the Decline of Connecticut Valley machine tool industry, 1950-2002 (Robert Forrant)
This shortform series presents key peer-reviewed research originally published in the Journal of Industrial History, selected by expert series editors and contextualised by new analysis from each author on how the specific field addressed has evolved.
Of interest to business historians, economic historians and social scientists interested in the development of key industries, the series makes theoretical and conceptual contributions to the field, as well as providing a plethora of empirical, illustrative and detailed case-studies of industrial developments in Britain, the United States and other international settings.