Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century: Decline and Renaissance?

Hardcover | December 31, 2009

EditorRichard Coopey, Peter Lyth

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This collection of fresh, incisive scholarship, by some of the leading business historians, critically examines the nature of economic recovery in Britain in recent years. Covering the key issues for business history in this period, the book confronts the traditional literature on conclusionsof relative decline, and monocausal, simplistic explanations. It provides an impressive range of studies forming a platform for a new debate on the nature of British business in the 20th century. Themes include productivity, management, research and development, marketing, regional clusters and networks, industrial policy, the use of technology, and gender. Sector studies include newer, post-war hopefuls and successes including: * aerospace, * IT, * retail, * banking, * overseas investment, * the creative industries. The book demonstrates that our understanding of the historic strengths and weaknesses of business in Britain, and the shifting balance between sectors of the economy, has until now been poorly understood, and that British business history needs a fundamental reappraisal.

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This collection of fresh, incisive scholarship, by some of the leading business historians, critically examines the nature of economic recovery in Britain in recent years. Covering the key issues for business history in this period, the book confronts the traditional literature on conclusionsof relative decline, and monocausal, simplis...

Richard Coopey teaches history across a range of economic, social, technological and political areas. His current research interests include the history of the popular music industry, and the economic history of water resources. Peter Lyth has taught economic and transport history in Britain, Israel and the United States. His researc...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:December 31, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Richard Coopey and Peter Lyth: Introduction: British Business - The Roots of Renaissance1. Leslie Hannah: Limits to the Chandler Model2. Jim Tomlinson: Labour and Productivity: From Cripps to Brown3. Sally Horrocks: Research and Development in British Business4. Robert Fitzgerald: Marketing and British Business5. Nick Tiratsoo: Management of British Business6. Youssef Cassis: Elites, Entrepreneurs, and Business in Britain7. Katrina Honeyman: Women in Business in Britain8. David Jeremy: Ethics, Religion, and Business in 20th Century Business9. Geoffrey Owen: Industrial Policy in 20th Century Britain10. John F. Wilson and Andrew Popp: Business in the Regions: From Districts to Clusters11. Michael Anson and Gerald Crompton: Transport in Britain from Nationalization to Privitization12. Geoffrey Jones: Decline and Renewal of British Multinational Banking13. Richard Coopey and Peter Lyth: The Aircraft and IT Industries in Britain since 194514. Carlo Morelli: Retailing Businesses in Britain15. Dilwyn Porter: Sport, Media, and the Rise of the British Leisure Industry