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 governance, protectionism, the shareholder value model, and economic nationalism, 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1 Protectionism and the growth of overseas multinational enterprise in interwar Britain; “Protectionism and the growth of overseas multinational enterprise in interwar Britain”: a retrospective; 2 The making of the First Czechoslovak Republic and the national control of companies: the nostrification policy and economic nationalism, 1918–1938; 3 The making of a puzzling industry: historical perspectives on Japan’s petrochemical industry; 4 Corporate governance and public policy: ‘new’ initiatives by ‘Old’ Labour to reform stakeholder behaviour in the UK, 1965–1969
John F. Wilson is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business and Law) at Northumbria University at Newcastle, UK. He has published widely in the fields of business, management and industrial history, including ten monographs, six edited collections and over seventy articles and chapters.
Steven Toms spent fifteen years in senior management at Nottingham University, UK, as head of the undergraduate programme, chair of teaching committee and research director before becoming Head of York Management School in 2004.
Ian Jones is a Senior Research Assistant at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, UK.