International Competition And Strategic Response In The Textile Industries Since 1870

Author: Mary B. Rose
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136619151
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This book of essays, which draws on the expertise of leading textile scholars in Britain and the United States, focuses on the problem of and responses to foreign competition in textiles from the late nineteenth century to the present day. A short introductory essay by the editor is followed by a survey of the debates surrounding the British cotton industry, foreign competition and competitive advantage. The other essays consider various aspects of that competition, including textile machine-making, Lancashire perceptions of the rise of Japan during the inter-war period and responses to foreign competition in the British cotton industry since 1945, whilst others deal with the decline and rise of merchanting in UK textiles and European competition in woollen yarn and cloth from 1870 to 1914. A recurring theme in a number of the essays is Japanese competitive advantage in textiles. The book is unique since although there are numerous books dealing with the problems of British staple industries, none focuses primarily on the issue of competition, its sources and responses, nor on textiles in general rather than a single industry. Moreover, since the scope is international rather than limited only to the UK, it follows recent trends in British busines history away from single company case studies towards a more thematic, comparative approach. In addition, the international authorship of these papers gives this book, first published in 1991, wide appeal.

International Bibliography Of Business History

Author: Francis Goodall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113613820X
Size: 18.79 MB
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The field of business history has changed and grown dramatically over the last few years. There is less interest in the traditional `company-centred' approach and more concern about the wider business context. With the growth of multi-national corporations in the 1980s, international and inter-firm comparisons have gained in importance. In addition, there has been a move towards improving links with mainstream economic, financial and social history through techniques and outlook. The International Bibliography of Business History brings all of the strands together and provides the user with a comprehensive guide to the literature in the field. The Bibliography is a unique volume which covers the depth and breadth of research in business history. This exhaustive volume has been compiled by a team of subject specialists from around the world under the editorship of three prestigious business historians.

The World Textile Industry

Author: John Singleton
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415107679
Size: 66.94 MB
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As a result of increasing globalization, competitive advantage in the textiles and apparel industry has become difficult to sustain in this rapidly changing environment. This book analyses the competitive forces which dominate this major sector.

Comparative Responses To Globalization

Author: M. Umemura
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137263636
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Explores how British and Japanese firms have responded to globalization from a long-term perspective. Incorporates studies from the 18th century and sheds light on the impact of the institutional setting, the influence of government and entrepreneurs, and the weight of historical contingency in conditioning firm responses to globalization.

Organization And Technology In Capitalist Development

Author: William Lazonick
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
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This is a timely useful collection of Professor Lazonick s principal articles on those related themes in economic history to which he has devoted his considerable scholarly abilities and his stimulating search for originality. Barry Supple, Business History . . . a stimulating and important collection. Keith Cowling, The Economic Journal Organization and Technology in Capitalist Development is an excellent introduction to William Lazonick s work and to some of the key issues facing economists as they struggle to understand the processes of long run economic growth and development. This is not to mention the contribution that the book makes to the economic and business history literatures. Mark Setterfield, Review of Political Economy For more than 20 years, William Lazonick has been one of the world s leading analysts of the dynamics of industrial development and change in international economic leadership. This impressive volume presents a coherent selection of Professor Lazonick s most important work on industrial development in Britain and the United States. The first part of the book contains articles on the decline of the British economy, including a recent summary of the debates on the British cotton textile industry and international competition. The second part focuses on labour, management and technology in the rise and recent decline of the US economy, and includes an up-to-date summary essay on organizational capabilities in American industry. Professor Lazonick s essays make historical analysis relevant to the present and put economic analysis back in touch with evolving reality. This approach, together with his unique combination of historical, statistical and theoretical methodologies, will ensure that this volume proves invaluable to economists and historians alike.