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Coopey, R. (Richard)

Overview
Works: 28 works in 147 publications in 2 languages and 2,338 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by R Coopey
Information technology policy : an international history by R Coopey( )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book will be of interest to academics and graduate students of Management Studies, History, Economics, and Technology Studies, and Government and Corporate policy makers engaged with technology policy."--Jacket
A history of water by Terje Tvedt( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mail order retailing in Britain : a business and social history by R Coopey( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book traces the rise of firms including Kay and Co., Grattan, Empire Stores and Littlewoods. It examines the ways in which these firms created and exploited social networks through the agency system and credit provision among the British working class. The book also traces the origins of internet-based home shopping in the UK"--Provided by publisher
The Wilson governments, 1964-1970 by R Coopey( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3i : fifty years investing in industry by R Coopey( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3i (Investors in Industry) is Britain's leading venture capital company and has played a significant role in post-war investment banking and industrial development. The book traces its history and presents an inside-view of the workings of this institution
Business in Britain in the twentieth century( )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, this overview confronts the traditional literature's conclusions and simplistic explanations
Britain in the 1970s : the troubled decade( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defence science and technology : adjusting to change( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Water by Terje Tvedt( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivers and society : from early civilizations to modern times( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of water. from the birth of agriculture to modern times by Terje Tvedt( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structures of control : the changing role of shop floor supervision in the U.S. automobile industry 1900-1950 by R Coopey( )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thesis is based on a longitudinal study of the automobile industry in the U.S.A. from its inception around the turn of the century, to the 1950s. Charting the changes in methods of production, organisational structure, demography and skill configurations among the workforce, and institutional and political formations at the workplace, the study focuses upon the meaning of these developments in terms of the control of work and the personnel directly involved in that control - the changing role of foremen in 20th century industry. Using a range of sources including contemporary governmental and industrial surveys, company and trade union records and oral histories, a picture is built up of the way in which methods of production, and the control of that production, are mediated through a series of social, demographic, spatial and ideological factors, in all of which the foreman is a central character. In examining the role of shop floor supervision in shaping workers experience and actual structures of control at the workplace, and showing how the experience of foremen, individually and as a group, in turn are affected by changing patterns of work, the thesis constructs a historical modification to accounts of the labour process which stress a progressive, teleological exodus of control from the shop floor. The study points out for example, that the role of shop-floor supervisor during the inter-war period, largely supposed to have been proscribed and marginalised by technological and bureaucratic developments, remained in fact the focal point of control over hiring, firing, wage levels, production levels and methods of work, in short almost all aspects of the industrial workers' experience of factory life. Having established the boundaries of power and control surrounding the foreman in pre-war mass production, and discussed the meaning of these boundaries in terms of class, ideology and divisions among the workforce, the thesis then examines the origins and effects of unionisation on the role of supervision. Following an account of the restructuring of power and control which comes with the establishment of production workers unions in the industry, the advent of the unionisation of foremen themselves is examined. The Foremen's Association of America (FAA), which saw its genesis and principal area of recruitment in the automobile industry, represented the most serious attempt to organise supervisory workers in the USA this century, and marks a pivotal point in the spread of unionisation, managerial response and state intervention in industrial relations. Building on earlier sections outlining the position of foremen in terms of power and ideology, the thesis proposes a complex, multi-level dynamic behind the formation, growth and decline of the FAA as a corrective to previous accounts which stress the primacy of legislative and institutional explanatory frameworks. Finally the thesis charts the post-war response of management in the industry to the threat of foremen's unionisation, locating ensuing attempts to restructure the role, status and prestige of foremen in terms of the historical impact and progress of competing managerial theory, in particular that of the human relations school
A history of water by Terje Tvedt( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume challenges conventional interpretations and understanding of water in nature and represents one of the first attempts to provide a history of our changing conceptions of the role and significance of water in human society
A history of water by Terje Tvedt( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Water by Terje Tvedt( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Water by Terje Tvedt( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banking and Finance in Britain 1800-2000 by R Coopey( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of water( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilson governments, 1964-70( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of water( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Information technology policy : an international history
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A history of waterMail order retailing in Britain : a business and social historyBusiness in Britain in the twentieth centuryBritain in the 1970s : the troubled decadeDefence science and technology : adjusting to changeA History of WaterRivers and society : from early civilizations to modern timesA history of water. from the birth of agriculture to modern times
Alternative Names
Coopey, R.

Coopey, R., 1951-

Coopey, Richard

Coopey, Richard 1951-

Languages
English (136)

German (1)