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Alfred Herbert Ltd and the British machine tool industry, 1887-1983

Author: Roger Lloyd-Jones; M J Lewis
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006.
Series: Modern economic and social history series.
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"Taking a chronological approach, the book explores how during the late nineteenth century the industry developed a reputation for excellence throughout the world, before the challenges of two world wars necessitated drastic changes and reorganisations. Despite meeting those challenges and emerging with confidence into the post-war market place, the British machine tool industry never regained its pre-eminent
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lloyd-Jones, Roger, 1944-
Alfred Herbert Ltd and the British machine tool industry, 1887-1983.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006
(OCoLC)654825032
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Lloyd-Jones; M J Lewis
ISBN: 075460523X 9780754605232
OCLC Number: 60393261
Description: x, 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Technological and business development : British machine tools and the American challenge, 1890-1914 --
'A war of machinery' : the British machine tool industry, 1914-18 --
Meeting the challenge : Alfred Herbert and the British machine tool industry, 1918-34 --
A call to arms : the British machine tool industry, 1935-40 --
The second world war and the British machine tool industry --
The changing 'game' : the British machine tool industry, 1945-60 --
Responding to the 'game' : modernisation and the British machine tool industry in the 1960s --
Business strategy and business structure : Alfred Herbert 1950-70 --
The 'end game' : the British machine tool industry in the 1970s, and the fall of Alfred Herbert.
Series Title: Modern economic and social history series.
Responsibility: Roger Lloyd-Jones and M.J. Lewis.
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