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Estimation of Economies of Scale in Nineteenth Century United States Manufacturing

Estimation of Economies of Scale in Nineteenth Century United States Manufacturing

1st Edition

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Jeremy Atack
November 15, 2019

On economies of scale during the nineteenth century, much is assumed, but little is known. This study, first published in 1985, seeks to close this gap in our knowledge by providing comprehensive empirical evidence on the status of economies of scale in mid-nineteenth century manufacturing industry...

Regulation and Organizations: International Perspectives

Regulation and Organizations: International Perspectives

1st Edition

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Glenn Morgan, Lars Engwall
November 15, 2019

During the 1980s and 1990s, organisations have undergone both regulation and deregulation. This set of papers written by a distinguished selection of international experts examines the nature of regulation, its evolution in particular sectors and its impact on social and economic equality. It draws...

Participation in Industry

Participation in Industry

1st Edition

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Campbell Balfour
November 15, 2019

This book, first published in 1973, analyses and sets in context one of the major issues in the growth of the European economy. Workers’ participation played an increasingly vital role in industrial relations. This book looks at the background and development of different types of participation in...

Productivity Analysis: An Empirical Investigation

Productivity Analysis: An Empirical Investigation

1st Edition

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Doris Yi-Hsin Wang
November 15, 2019

Over the past several years, productivity improvement has become an increasingly vital economic issue for economies and individual firms. This book, first published in 1996, examines empirically relationships between changes in catalyst financial commitments (ie, research and development projects...

Firm Diversification, Mutual Forbearance Behavior and Price-Cost Margins

Firm Diversification, Mutual Forbearance Behavior and Price-Cost Margins

1st Edition

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Allyn D. Strickland
November 15, 2019

Concern over conglomerate mergers increased dramatically in the latter part of the twentieth century. An acceleration in conglomerate merger activity rekindled firms’ takeover fears and swamped trustbusters, and attention focused on the political and economic issues surrounding conglomerate mergers...

Export Performance and the Pressure of Demand: A Study of Firms

Export Performance and the Pressure of Demand: A Study of Firms

1st Edition

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R Cooper, K. Hartley, C.R.M. Harvey
November 15, 2019

This book, first published in 1970, analyses the factors affecting the export performance of selected firms from particular UK industries in the period 1958-66. The study was designed to test at the level of the firm and industry the hypothesis that, in the short run, variations in exports are a...

The Large Industrial Enterprise: Some Spatial Perspectives

The Large Industrial Enterprise: Some Spatial Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

H.D. Watts
November 15, 2019

Large industrial enterprises are an important phenomena in advanced Western economies. They control large percentages of total industrial assets, employ millions of workers and together with their dependent satellite firms produce their own spatial patterns of employment, location of production...

Competition in Theory and Practice

Competition in Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Terry Burke, Angela Genn-Bash, Brian Haines
November 15, 2019

What is the role of competition in economic activity? How can it be understood? How can it be regulated? Competition is a buzz word in economic policy and in commerce. Yet it is given widely varying roles in different models and is viewed in very different ways by different schools. This book,...

Competition and Industrial Policy in the European Community

Competition and Industrial Policy in the European Community

1st Edition

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Dennis Swann
November 15, 2019

This book, first published in 1983, is primarily concerned with the economic policies of the European Economic Community and the European Coal and Steel Community. It explains in detail how the common market was established and how it was maintained. Free competition cannot be created merely by...

Competition in British Industry: Restrictive Practices Legislation in Theory and Practice

Competition in British Industry: Restrictive Practices Legislation in Theory and Practice

1st Edition

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Dennis Swan, Denis P. O'Brien, W. Peter J. Maunder, Stewart Howe
November 15, 2019

This book, first published in 1974, presents the findings of a research project and considers their implications for public policy. The project was designed to find out what effect the 1956 Restrictive Trade Practices Act (and the subsequent legislation of 1968) had on British industry. The Act was...

Co-operative Research in Industry

Co-operative Research in Industry

1st Edition

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D.W. Hill
November 15, 2019

This book, first published in 1947, sets out to describe what co-operative research is, how it is organised and in what way it contributes to a variety of problems around the globe. The need for scientific research can often be beyond a single company; co-operative research can provide the people,...

Industrial Psychology and the Production of Wealth

Industrial Psychology and the Production of Wealth

1st Edition

Forthcoming

H.D. Harrison
November 15, 2019

During the First World War, the necessity of increased production without increased human effort led to the practical investigation of the whole question by trained psychologists. This book, first published in 1924, deals with the methods they employed and with the results they obtained, and...

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