1st Edition

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

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ISBN 9780367024062
June 1, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
96 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

List of contributors

Protectionism and the of growth of overseas MNE’s in interwar Britain

Peter Scott and Tim Rooth

Peter Scott Retrospective

The making of the First Czechoslovakian Republic and the national control of companies: The nostrification policy and economic nationalism 1918-1938

Patrick Crowhurst

The tank producers: British mechanical engineering in the Great War

John Singleton

John Singleton retrospective

The making of a puzzling industry: Historical perspectives on Japan’s petrochemical industry

Meng Li

Corporate governance and public policy: ‘New’ initiatives by ‘Old’ Labour to reform stakeholder behaviour in the UK, 1956-1969

Sue Bowden and Andrew Gamble


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John Wilson is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Business & Law) at Northumbria University. He has published extensively in the fields of business, industrial and management history, including sixteen books and over seventy articles and chapters. His main current interests are in business philosophy, corporate governance and business ethics, comparing the UK and Japan.

Steven Toms is Professor of Accounting and Business History at Leeds University Business School. He has published extensively on the British cotton textiles industry, as well as in accounting and accounting history. His current interests relate mainly to cotton textiles and British industrial history.