This volume, first published in 1960, offers a description, in non-technical language, of the state of the British shipbuilding industry, its prospects, and how it stood in relation to its competitors by the middle of the twentieth century. The topics Mr Parkinson discusses are the growth of the industry, its organisation, the demand for ships, and the supply. The last subject touches on such questions as technical change, industrial organisation, labour and competition.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of Contents
Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. The growth of the industry; Part II. The Organisation of the Industry: 2. The firms in the industry; 3. Industrial affiliations; 4. Marine engineering; Part III. The Demand for Ships: 5. The future course of demand; 6. Fluctuations in demand and their consequences; 7. Home and export markets and competition for orders; Part IV. The Supply of Ships: 8. The course of the United Kingdom output; 9. Technical change in ships; 10. Shipyard organisation and technical change; 11. Industrial organisation; 12. Labour; 13. The industry abroad; 14. The competitive position; 15. Efficiency and prospects; Index.