Productivity Race: British Manufacturing in International Perspective, 1850-1990 (Revised)


SKU: 9780521023580
Author: Broadberry, Steve N
Publication Date: 11/24/2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book
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This book is a reassessment of British performance in manufacturing since 1850 in the light of new evidence on international comparisons of productivity. It analyzes productivity levels in Britain, the United States and Germany and provides detailed case studies of all the major manufacturing industries over the past century and a half. Stephen Broadberry uncovers new ways of looking at Britain’s relative economic decline while debunking a number of misapprehensions regarding the nature and causes of the decline.