Manufacturing in Britain: A Survey of Factors Affecting Growth and Performance

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Industrial Systems Research, Aug 15, 2013 - Business & Economics - 198 pages

Manufacturing in Britain: A Survey of Factors Affecting Growth and Performance

This is a concise, comprehensive study of manufacturing growth and performance in Britain. 

The book begins with a review of general trends and issues before examining individual firm and industry cases.  It looks at new product developments, market trends, and economic environmental influences on manufacturing. It analyzes plant-level management and production organization.  Finally, it considers political-legal, educational and training and other wider socio-cultural influences on manufacturing growth and performance.  

Coverage:

1.  Manufacturing in Britain

2.  General economic influences on manufacturing   

3.  Manufactured goods markets and demand trends

4.  Technological development and product innovation              

5.  Management and production organization

6.  Manufacturing industries: cases

7.  The political and legal environment
 
8.  The labour market, employment and education and training 
 
9.  Capital investment and the growth and performance of firms  

 

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Contents

SYNOPTIC CONTENTS
1
Economic influences on manufacturing
8
CHAPTER
19
General economic influences on growth and performance
29
CHAPTER
34
Trade and markets in manufactured goods in the
35
Technological Development and Product Innovation
42
Technological development in British industry
50
The case of the textile machinery industry
60
CHAPTER
66
CHAPTER
107
CHAPTER
122
CHAPTER
143
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Industrial Systems Research is an independent research, consultancy and publishing firm established in Manchester, England in 1977.

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