Why are the British Bad at Manufacturing?

Karel Williams, John Williams, Dennis Thomas

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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.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages288
ISBN (Electronic)9781351244787
ISBN (Print)978-0815372875
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2018

Publication series

NameRoutledge Library Editions: Industrial Economics


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