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Raleigh and the British bicycle industry : an economic and business history, 1870-1960

Author: Roger Lloyd-Jones; M J Lewis; Mark Eason
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2000.
Series: Modern economic and social history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the historical development of the British bicycle industry from the perspective of business and economic history. Focusing on themes such as entrepreneurship, personal capitalism, and organisational, technological and cultural change, the shifting fortunes of the industry are traced through the business history of one of its leading firms, Raleigh. The history of the company is then set within
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lloyd-Jones, Roger, 1944-
Raleigh and the British bicycle industry.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate c2000
(OCoLC)652419797
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Lloyd-Jones; M J Lewis; Mark Eason
ISBN: 1859284574 9781859284575
OCLC Number: 42397298
Description: xi, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Raleigh and the British bicycle industry --
Boom, bust and progress: the British bicycle industry, 1870-1914 --
Frank Bowden and the making of the Raleigh Cycle Co., c. 1887-1914 --
The 'golden age' of cycling: depression and recovery in the inter-war years --
From father to son: Harold Bowden and entrepreneurial 'optimism' at Raleigh, 1914-39 --
Progress and challenge: the British bicycle industry in the post-war years, 1945-60 --
Triumphs and adversities: Raleigh Industries Ltd, 1939-60.
Series Title: Modern economic and social history series.
Responsibility: Roger Lloyd-Jones and M.J. Lewis, with the assistance of Mark Eason.

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