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A long time in making : the history of Smiths

Author: James Nye
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Based on company records and interviews, the book charts the history of Smiths Group from its beginnings in the Victorian jewellery trade to its current standing as a global technology company. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Nye
ISBN: 9780198717256 0198717253
OCLC Number: 899749911
Description: XXV, 361 Seiten
Contents: 1. 1851-1899 Elephant and Castle to the Strand ; 2. 1899-1913 A new business emerges ; 3. 1914-1928 Flotation, war, boom and bust, recovery ; 4. 1929 - 1939 A decade of diversification ; 5. 1939 - 1945 The war factory ; 6. 1945 - 1959 From austerity to prosperity ; 7. 1960-1975 The triumph of decentralization ; 8. 1976-1990 Shocking the markets ; 9. 1991-2000 The end of an era ; 10. 2000-2007 Shocking the markets again ; 11. A fortune in change
Responsibility: by James Nye.

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