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An Introduction to Industrial Economics

An Introduction to Industrial Economics

1st Edition

By P.J. Devine, N. Lee, R.M. Jones, W.J. Tyson
November 14, 2019

This updated and expanded 1985 edition of the classic 1974 work covers deindustrialisation, industrial and competition policy, the public enterprise sector, regional and urban policy, and privatisation, as well as focussing on the firm and the industrial sector in all its facets. It remains the key...

Co-operative Research in Industry

Co-operative Research in Industry

1st Edition

By D.W. Hill
November 14, 2019

This book, first published in 1947, sets out to describe what co-operative research is, how it is organised and in what way it contributes to a variety of problems around the globe. The need for scientific research can often be beyond a single company; co-operative research can provide the people, ...

Competition and Industrial Policy in the European Community

Competition and Industrial Policy in the European Community

1st Edition

By Dennis Swann
November 14, 2019

This book, first published in 1983, is primarily concerned with the economic policies of the European Economic Community and the European Coal and Steel Community. It explains in detail how the common market was established and how it was maintained. Free competition cannot be created merely by ...

Competition in British Industry Restrictive Practices Legislation in Theory and Practice

Competition in British Industry: Restrictive Practices Legislation in Theory and Practice

1st Edition

By Dennis Swan, Denis P. O'Brien, W. Peter J. Maunder, Stewart Howe
November 14, 2019

This book, first published in 1974, presents the findings of a research project and considers their implications for public policy. The project was designed to find out what effect the 1956 Restrictive Trade Practices Act (and the subsequent legislation of 1968) had on British industry. The Act was...

Competition in Theory and Practice

Competition in Theory and Practice

1st Edition

By Terry Burke, Angela Genn-Bash, Brian Haines
November 14, 2019

What is the role of competition in economic activity? How can it be understood? How can it be regulated? Competition is a buzz word in economic policy and in commerce. Yet it is given widely varying roles in different models and is viewed in very different ways by different schools. This book, ...

Estimation of Economies of Scale in Nineteenth Century United States Manufacturing

Estimation of Economies of Scale in Nineteenth Century United States Manufacturing

1st Edition

By Jeremy Atack
November 14, 2019

On economies of scale during the nineteenth century, much is assumed, but little is known. This study, first published in 1985, seeks to close this gap in our knowledge by providing comprehensive empirical evidence on the status of economies of scale in mid-nineteenth century manufacturing industry...

Export Performance and the Pressure of Demand A Study of Firms

Export Performance and the Pressure of Demand: A Study of Firms

1st Edition

By R Cooper, K. Hartley, C.R.M. Harvey
November 14, 2019

This book, first published in 1970, analyses the factors affecting the export performance of selected firms from particular UK industries in the period 1958-66. The study was designed to test at the level of the firm and industry the hypothesis that, in the short run, variations in exports are a ...

Firm Diversification, Mutual Forbearance Behavior and Price-Cost Margins

Firm Diversification, Mutual Forbearance Behavior and Price-Cost Margins

1st Edition

By Allyn D. Strickland
November 14, 2019

Concern over conglomerate mergers increased dramatically in the latter part of the twentieth century. An acceleration in conglomerate merger activity rekindled firms’ takeover fears and swamped trustbusters, and attention focused on the political and economic issues surrounding conglomerate mergers...

Firms and Markets Essays in Honour of Basil Yamey

Firms and Markets: Essays in Honour of Basil Yamey

1st Edition

Edited By K. Tucker, Charles Baden-Fuller
November 14, 2019

Industrial and business economics is a very important field with a great deal of relevance to the commercial world and to business studies students as well as to economists. It is a rapidly developing field in which many new research advances have been made in recent years. This book, first ...

Industrial Psychology and the Production of Wealth

Industrial Psychology and the Production of Wealth

1st Edition

By H.D. Harrison
November 14, 2019

During the First World War, the necessity of increased production without increased human effort led to the practical investigation of the whole question by trained psychologists. This book, first published in 1924, deals with the methods they employed and with the results they obtained, and ...

Industry and Innovation Selected Essays

Industry and Innovation: Selected Essays

1st Edition

By W.H. Chaloner, D.A. Farnie, W.O. Henderson
November 14, 2019

This volume, first published in 1990, commemorates one of the most notable economic historians of his age. Professor W.H. Chaloner taught in the History Department of the University of Manchester from 1945 to 1981. He preferred the article to the book as the most appropriate vehicle of publishing ...

Monopolies, Cartels and Trusts in British Industry

Monopolies, Cartels and Trusts in British Industry

1st Edition

By Hermann Levy
November 14, 2019

This study of monopolies and trusts in England from Tudor days to the twentieth century was first published in 1909. It is a key text in the study of early capitalism and industrial organisation....

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