1st Edition

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

Edited By John F. Wilson, Steven Toms, Nicholas Wong Copyright 2021
    108 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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 strategic and social consequences of innovations in the history of this key UK sector.

    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: Volume five: contribution and key findings 1. Capital Ownership, Capital Structure and Capital Markets: Financial Constraints and Decline in the Lancashire Cotton Textile Industry, 1880-1965 David Higgins and Steven Toms 2. Quiet Successes and Loud Failures: The UK Textile Industries in the Interwar Years Sue Bowden and David Higgins 3. The Decline of the UK Textile Industry: The Terminal Years 1945-2003 Allan Ormerod


    John F. Wilson is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and Law) at Northumbria University at Newcastle. He was the founding editor of the Journal of Industrial History.

    Steven Toms is Professor of Accounting at the University of Leeds, UK.

    Nicholas D. Wong is Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK.