In a significant new contribution to economic history, Dr. Magee examines an important British industry that, like many others, declined in relative importance during the period prior to 1914. He compares Britain's performance in papermaking with its main international rivals of the time, America and Germany, addressing such central subjects as technological change, entrepreneurship and productivity. The book will be invaluable to scholars of economic history as well as those simply interested in papermaking.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Modern Economic History Series , #4|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)|
Table of Contents
List of Tables; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Background; 2. Technological change; 3. Performance; 4. Rags, esparto and wood: entrepreneurship and the choice of raw materials; 5. The Anglo-American labour productivity gap; 6. Unions and manning practices in Britain and America; 7. Raw materials, women, and labour-saving machinery: the Anglo-American gap, 1860-90; 8. Technological divergence: the Anglo-American gap, 1890-1913; 9. Free trade and paper; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography.