An Economic History of the Silk Industry, 1830-1930 by Giovanni Federico | 9780521581981 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
An Economic History of the Silk Industry, 1830-1930

An Economic History of the Silk Industry, 1830-1930

by Giovanni Federico
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521581982

ISBN-13: 9780521581981

Pub. Date: 05/28/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the growth of the world silk industry. Professor Federico documents Western industrialization, the technical progress and the changing methods of production that enabled the silk industry to cope with increased demand. Silk became the first Japanese success story on the world market, with Italy retaining a sizeable share until labor was diverted

Overview

This book examines the growth of the world silk industry. Professor Federico documents Western industrialization, the technical progress and the changing methods of production that enabled the silk industry to cope with increased demand. Silk became the first Japanese success story on the world market, with Italy retaining a sizeable share until labor was diverted as a result of its industrialization. Japanese industrialization also led its silk industry to a similar fate after the Second World War.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521581981
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History Series, #5
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The characteristics of the industry; 3. The growth in the long run; 4. Consumption of silkwares and demand for silk; 5. The demand for silk: an analysis by country; 6. The roots of growth: agricultural production; 7. The industry: technical progress and structural change; 8. Institutions and competitiveness: the markets; 9. Institutions and competitiveness: the state; 10. Conclusions; Statistical appendix; References; Index.

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