Steel City: Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology in Sheffield 1743-1993

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byGeoffrey Tweedale

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The book focuses on the historical evolution of firms, and industry leaders and their strategies. Sheffield's experience is then related to current historical and economic debates about industrial structure, entrepreneurship and UK decline. Sheffield is revealed (with some importantqualifications) as a remarkably enduring and successful centre; and also a highly complex one, which cannot be fitted easily into present theories of mass production and entrepreneurial failure.

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The book focuses on the historical evolution of firms, and industry leaders and their strategies. Sheffield's experience is then related to current historical and economic debates about industrial structure, entrepreneurship and UK decline. Sheffield is revealed (with some importantqualifications) as a remarkably enduring and success...

Geoffrey Tweedale is a Senior Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:450 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.22 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198288662

ISBN - 13:9780198288664

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`This three-part study provides the definitive story of the steel industry in Sheffield from the era of Huntsman's crucible to the Iraqi 'Supergun'. The author has produced a fine portrait of this aspect of the industrial history of Sheffield ... he provides a detailed record and analysis ofthe changes the city has experienced. However, this is not just a local study but includes wider discussion of some of the more general reasons for British industrial decline. Its breadth of coverage and detail make it likely to remain the standard reference work on the industry in Sheffield formany decades to come.'Richard Perren, University of Aberdeen, Labour History Review, Vol. 61, No. 3 Winter 1996