The British Economy in Transition: From the Old to the New?

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The British Economy in Transition: From the Old to the New? examines attempts at economic regeneration in areas that have experienced the decline in 'traditional' industry of recent years. The contributors also look at the impact of techno and managerial modernization strategies in industries that have survived, but have had to adapt rapidly to do so. Coverage includes:

• Coal

• Steel closure and economic regeneration

• Defence conversion

• Modernizing textiles

• Modernizing motor vehicles

• Trading ports in ...

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Overview

The British Economy in Transition: From the Old to the New? examines attempts at economic regeneration in areas that have experienced the decline in 'traditional' industry of recent years. The contributors also look at the impact of techno and managerial modernization strategies in industries that have survived, but have had to adapt rapidly to do so. Coverage includes:

• Coal

• Steel closure and economic regeneration

• Defence conversion

• Modernizing textiles

• Modernizing motor vehicles

• Trading ports in Merseyside

• From manufacturing to sevice industries in the Midlands

• the Engineering industry - prospects in the South East

• Deindustrialization and regeneration in the North East

Each industry is discussed by an expert in this area. The book will be a valuable guide to all those interested in change in British industry and business.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415111157
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/8/1995
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Contributors
Abbreviations
1 Introduction 1
2 After Coal 23
3 Mcjobbing a Region: Industrial Restructuring and the Widening Socio-Economic Divide in Wales 46
4 Restructuring the Textiles and Clothing Industries 67
5 Opportunity Or Crisis? The Remaking of the British Arms Industry 88
6 Engineering: Company Strategies and Public Policy in an Industry in Crisis 123
7 The Transformation of the Motor Industry in the UK 142
8 Symbolism and Substance in the Modernisation of a Traditional Industrial Economy: The Case of Wearside 169
9 From Workshop to Meeting Place? The Birmingham Economy in Transition 199
10 Economic Regeneration in Sheffield: Urban Modernisation Or the Management of Decline? 218
11 Conclusions 240
Index 254
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