Market services and the productivity race, 1850-2000 : British performance in international perspective (Book, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Market services and the productivity race, 1850-2000 : British performance in international perspective

Author: S N Broadberry
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge studies in economic history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Now that services account for such a dominant part of economic activity, it has become apparent that achieving high levels of productivity in the economy requires high levels of productivity in services. This book offers a major reassessment of the United Kingdom's comparative productivity performance over the last 150 years."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: S N Broadberry
ISBN: 9780521867184 0521867185
OCLC Number: 71238875
Description: xix, 409 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: I: Measuring comparative productivity performance --
The contribution of services to the productivity performance of the whole economy --
Comparative productivity performance in market services --
A sectoral database: Britain, the United States and Germany, 1870-1990 --
II: Explaining comparative productivity performance --
Technology, organisational change and the industrialisation of services --
Investment in physical and human capital --
Competition and the institutional framework --
III: Reassessing the performance of British market services --
The 'golden age' of British commerce, 1870-1914 --
The collapse of the liberal world economic order, 1914-1950 --
Completing the industrialisation of services, 1950-1990 --
British services in the 1990s: a preliminary assessment --
Summary and conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in economic history.
Responsibility: Stephen Broadberry.
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