Why are the British Bad at Manufacturing?

1st Edition

Karel Williams, John Williams, Dennis Thomas

Routledge
Published January 17, 2018
Reference - 300 Pages
ISBN 9780815372875 - CAT# K338363
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Industrial Economics

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Summary

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.

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