1st Edition

Why are the British Bad at Manufacturing?





ISBN 9780815372899
Published November 13, 2019 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1983, offers a new explanation for the poor performance of British manufacturing since 1950. Rather than invoke orthodox economic theory or general social factors, the book analyses four national conditions – enterprise control over the labour process; market structure and the composition of demand; the relation of manufacturing enterprise to financial institutions like banks and stock exchanges; and the relation of manufacturing enterprise to government.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why are the British Bad at Manufacturing?  Case Studies  1. GEC – An Outstanding Success?  2. Shipbuilding – Demand Linkage and Industrial Decline  3. BMC/BLMC/BL – A Misunderstood Failure

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