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Highlighting the importance of regional and national differences in industrial development, this book is a pioneering long term comparison of the two regions of Lancashire and Kansai.
`timely and significant.' - Steven Toms, Business History
`prodigious amount of research and empirical evidence' - Steven Toms
`a top quality contribution to business history.' - Steven Toms
`To the significance of theme can be added depth of analysis as a second comendable feature.' - Steven Toms
'…the case studies provide valuable resources, whether for economic historians or for strategic managers.' - Steven Toms, Business History January 2001
'…the very decision to treat region as an independent variable gives the present volume a certain methodological uniqueness…which deserves to be remembered as a truly pioneering work. One hopes that Scholars will take up the challenges implied in its results.' - Lisette Gebhardt, University of Trier, Social Science in Japan
Recent years have seen an explosion of research in business history. Business history is now seen variously as a key to understanding a vital aspect of the past, a source of parallels and insights into modern business practice, and a way of understanding the evolution of modern business practice. This series is not limited to any single approach, and explores a wide range of issues and industries.
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