This book, first published in 1944, examines the productiveness of British industry and the British worker, and carries out a close comparison with their American counterparts. It also studies the industries of other countries around the world and analyses industry under various political systems, including dictatorships and democracies.
1. Why the Book Was Started 2. Origin and Principles of Mass Production 3. Later Developments in Mass Production 4. Growth of Big Business in USA 5. Leadership in American Industry 6. American Industrial Efficiency 7. The Trend to Bureaucracy 8. Historical Sketch of British Industry 9. British Mass Production 10. British Industrial Efficiency 11. Industry in France and Germany 12. Industry Under Dictatorships 13. Industry in Democracies 14. Industry in Great Britain 15. Industrial Changes Since 1938 16. Conclusion