Market Services and the Productivity Race, 1850-2000 : British Performance in International Perspective. (eBook, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Market Services and the Productivity Race, 1850-2000 : British Performance in International Perspective.

Author: Broadberry, Stephen.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2006.
Series: Cambridge studies in economic history., Second series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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 Britain's comparative productivity performance over the last 150 years. Whereas in the mid-nineteenth century, Britain had higher productivity than the United States and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Broadberry, Stephen.
ISBN: 128108591X 9781281085917 0511348967 9780511348969 9780511495748 0511495749 9780521867184 0521867185 9780521123143 0521123143
OCLC Number: 815536609
Description: 1 online resource (430 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Preface; 1 Introduction and overview; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Comparative productivity in services; 1.3 Technology and organisation; 1.4 Sectoral studies; 1.5 Conclusions; Part I Measuring comparative productivity performance; 2 The contribution of services to the productivity performance of the whole economy; 3 Comparative productivity performance in market services; 4 A sectoral database: Britain, the United States and Germany, 1870-1990; Appendix 4.1: Source and methods for sectoral time series.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in economic history., Second series.

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A major reassessment of Britain's comparative productivity performance over the last 150 years. Stephen Broadberry provides a qualitative account of developments within individual sectors, including  Read more...

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'The book's great achievement is to force us to refocus our thinking.' Contemporary European History

 
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