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The productivity race : British manufacturing in international perspective 1850-1990

Author: S N Broadberry
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides a detailed comparative reassessment of British performance in manufacturing since 1850.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Broadberry, S.N.
Productivity race.
Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997
(DLC) 96049929
(OCoLC)36001327
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: S N Broadberry
ISBN: 0511000189 9780511000188
OCLC Number: 47008036
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 451 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction and overview; Part I. Measuring Comparative Productivity Performance: 2. International comparisons of productivity in manufacturing: benchmark estimates by industry; 3. Labour productivity in aggregate manufacturing: Britain, the United States and Germany; 4. Extending the picture: manufacturing productivity in other industrialised countries; 5. Manufacturing and the whole economy; Part II. Explaining Comparative Productivity Performance: 6. Technology; 7. Economic geography: markets and natural resources; 8. Accumulation of physical and human capital; 9. Competition and adjustment; Part III. Reassessing the Performance of British Industry: 10. The rise of competition from abroad, 1850-1914; 11. War and depression, 1914-50; 12. Changing markets and technology, 1950-90; 13. Concluding comments; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: S.N. Broadberry.
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