The Productivity Race: British Manufacturing in International Perspective, 1850-1990 (Hardback)
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The Productivity Race: British Manufacturing in International Perspective, 1850-1990 (Hardback)

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Hardback 478 Pages / Published: 14/08/1997
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This book is a reassessment of British performance in manufacturing since 1850 in the light of new evidence on international comparisons of productivity. Using a novel analytical framework of technological evolution, Stephen Broadberry uncovers new ways of looking at Britain's relative economic decline while debunking a number of misapprehensions regarding the nature and causes of the decline. It analyses productivity levels in Britain, the United States and Germany and provides detailed case studies of all the major manufacturing industries, broken down into three periods: 1850-1914, 1914-50 and 1950-90. Broadberry offers a wide coverage of industries, with invaluable country-specific information. By combining a multitude of detailed productivity measurements with qualitative industrial and business history, he provides a major contribution to our understanding of British economic performance over the last 150 years.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521584401
Number of pages: 478
Weight: 870 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This book ... should be a major souce of reference for researchers.' S. Srinivasan, University of Southampton
"This outstanding monograph makes a notable contribution to our understanding of Western as well as British economic development....this work is essential for economic historians, graduate students, and many economists." Choice
"...one of the most valuable, thoroughly researched and persuasively argued contributions to British industrial history to appear in recent years. It will be studied to effect and widely quoted fokr many years to come." Sidney Pollard, Business History Review
"This book presents a magisterial survey of the record of manufacturing productivity in Britain since the mid-nineteenth century set against American and German experience." William P. Kennedy, American Historical Review
"Overall, historians of technology will be dutiful impressed with Broadberry's volume...which stands as the most comprehensive and useful overview of the history of British manufacturing to date." Jacqueline McGlade, Technology and Culture

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