Enterprise and Technology: The German and British Steel Industries, 1897-1914

Enterprise and Technology: The German and British Steel Industries, 1897-1914

by Ulrich Wengenroth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521384257

ISBN-13: 9780521384254

Pub. Date: 10/21/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a detailed account of the British and German steel industries' performance during three decades that were marked by dramatic change. Relying on governmental and corporate archives as well as on the contemporary trade literature, Professor Wengenroth has drawn a meticulous picture of how managements in the two countries met the strategic problems raised by…  See more details below

Overview

This is a detailed account of the British and German steel industries' performance during three decades that were marked by dramatic change. Relying on governmental and corporate archives as well as on the contemporary trade literature, Professor Wengenroth has drawn a meticulous picture of how managements in the two countries met the strategic problems raised by these changes. The author does not however merely trace technological developments; rather, he uses them as a backdrop for a contribution to the long-running debate on Britain's relative industrial decline in the late nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521384254
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/21/1993
Pages:
307
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The technology of late nineteenth-century steelmaking; 2. Expanding into the Slump: the railways as major customers of the new steel industry; 3. Surmounting the Slump: the individual strategies of firms; 4. Surmounting the Slump: collective strategies; 5. New processes and new markets; 6. Efficiency and capacity for innovation; Sources and bibliography; Index.

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