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Routledge Focus on Industrial History


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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.

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Knowledge Management Dependency, Creation and Loss in Industrial History

Knowledge Management: Dependency, Creation and Loss in Industrial History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By John F. Wilson, Ian Jones, Steven Toms
July 13, 2021

This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research selected by expert series editors and contextualised by new analysis from each author on the subject of knowledge management in industrial history. With contributions on knowledge management, knowledge transfer, knowledge loss, knowledge ...

The Development of Professional Management Training, Consultancy, and Management Theory in Industrial History

The Development of Professional Management: Training, Consultancy, and Management Theory in Industrial History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By John F. Wilson, Ian Jones, Steven Toms
July 02, 2021

This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research selected by expert series editors and contextualised by new analysis from each author on the development of professional management. With contributions on consultancy and training consultants, Taylorism and its appeal to socialists, the ...

A Search for Competitive Advantage Case Studies in Industrial History

A Search for Competitive Advantage: Case Studies in Industrial History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By John F. Wilson, Ian Jones, Steven Toms
June 08, 2021

This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research selected by expert series editors and contextualised by new analysis from each author on how British industrial firms achieved a competitive advantage. With contributions on industrial cartelisation, organisational structure, the quality of ...

The Role of Governments in Markets Interventions and Unexpected Consequences in Industrial History

The Role of Governments in Markets: Interventions and Unexpected Consequences in Industrial History

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By John F. Wilson, Steven Toms, Ian Jones
June 01, 2021

This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research selected by expert series editors and contextualised by new analysis from each author on government intervention and unexpected consequences in industrial history. With contributions on organisational structure, the quality of corporate ...

The Cotton and Textiles Industry: Managing Decline Case Studies in Industrial History

The Cotton and Textiles Industry: Managing Decline: Case Studies in Industrial History

1st Edition

Edited By John F. Wilson, Steven Toms, Nicholas Wong
February 12, 2021

This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research on industrial history. In selecting and contextualising this volume, the editors address how the field of textile history has evolved. Themes covered include entrepreneurial, technological and labour history, whilst the book highlights the ...

The Cotton and Textile Industry: Innovation and Maturity Case Studies in Industrial History

The Cotton and Textile Industry: Innovation and Maturity: Case Studies in Industrial History

1st Edition

Edited By John F. Wilson, Steven Toms, Nicholas D. Wong
January 29, 2021

This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research on industrial history. In selecting and contextualising this volume, the editors address how the field of textile history has evolved. Themes covered include entrepreneurial, technological and labour history, whilst the book highlights the ...

Growth and Decline of American Industry Case studies in the Industrial History of the USA

Growth and Decline of American Industry: Case studies in the Industrial History of the USA

1st Edition

Edited By John F. Wilson, Nicholas D. Wong, Steven Toms
March 10, 2020

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 ...

Banking and Finance Case studies in the development of the UK financial sector

Banking and Finance: Case studies in the development of the UK financial sector

1st Edition

Edited By John F Wilson, Nicholas D. Wong, Steven Toms
March 17, 2020

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 development of banking regulation in Scotland, the role of ...

Management and Industry Case studies in UK industrial history

Management and Industry: Case studies in UK industrial history

1st Edition

Edited By John F. Wilson, Nicholas D. Wong, Steven Toms
March 17, 2020

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, ...

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