An Economic History of the Silk Industry, 1830-1930 available in Paperback
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- 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 as a result of its industrialization. Japanese industrialization also led its silk industry to a similar fate after the Second World War.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History Series , #5|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.30(d)|
Table of Contents1. 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.