|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Philip K. Lawrence is Director of the Aerospace Research Centre at the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK. He holds degrees in Politics, Sociology, Economics and Engineering and is the author of 7 previous books; including, Aerospace Strategic Trade, (Ashgate, 2001), Modernity and War, (Macmillan, 1999) Strategic Trade in Commercial-Class Aircraft, (RIIA, 1998) and Preparing for Armageddon (Wheatsheaf, 1988). David W. Thornton is Associate Professor in Government and History at Campbell University, North Carolina, USA. He gained his Ph.D in Political Economy from the University of North Carolina and is the author of the seminal study, Airbus Industrie: The Politics of an International Industrial Collaboration (Macmillan, 1995).
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction; Pre-history: the era before civil jet transport; Boeing and the Cold War: from the jet bomber to the civil transport; Extending the product range: from financial disaster to market dominance; European Renaissance: the rise of Airbus; Boeing's response to the A300: a tale of two models; Boeing: the flight from innovation; Interlude: the Airbus vs. Boeing trans-Atlantic trade and subsidy battle; The crisis deepens; Postscript: a Boeing comeback?; Bibliography; Index.