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.
With contributions on the ‘historic turn’ in management studies, workers’ rights, occupational health, industrial networks and the development of the organisation, practices and principles of large UK businesses, this volume provides an array of fascinating insights into industrial history.
Of interest to business and economic historians, this shortform book also provides analysis and illustrative case-studies that will be valuable reading across the social sciences.
Introduction (John F. Wilson and Steven Toms)
1. Business History and Organisation Theory (Michael Rowlinson)
2. Management Strategies for Health: J. W. Roberts and the Armley Asbestos Tragedy, 1920-1958 (Geoffrey Tweedale)
3. The Proprietorial Theory of the Firm and its Consequences (John Quail)
4. Trust in an Industrial District: the Potteries, c.1850-1900 (Andrew Popp)
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.