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Industrial Research and the Employment of Scientists in British Industry before the 1970s

Sally Horrocks

in Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century: Decline and Renaissance?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199226009
eISBN:
9780191710315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226009.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter reappraises chronologically the history of industrial research and the application of science in British industry before the 1970s. It argues that this history demonstrates not only an ... More


The United Kingdom: Late Codification, Early Reform

Andreas Busch

in Banking Regulation and Globalization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218813
eISBN:
9780191711763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218813.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

This chapter examines banking regulation in the United Kingdom. It begins with a description of the historical development of the banking system and its regulatory structure, followed by an ... More


Business Performance and Industrial Structure to 1914

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Steel City: Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology in Sheffield 1743-1993

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288664
eISBN:
9780191684623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288664.003.0026
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

As economic historians have described the two decades before the First World War, this period is perceived as the turning point in the British steel industry's development as these were the years ... More


An Introduction to the Decline: Unfulfilled Promise or Inefficient Path?

Timothy R. Whisler

in The British Motor Industry, 1945-1994: A Case Study in Industrial Decline

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290742
eISBN:
9780191684838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290742.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter provides an overview of the decline of British industry over the past five decades. In the late 1970s, scholars began referring to the decline in British industrial competitiveness ... More


The Railway Industry in Britain

Bridget M. Hutter

in Regulation and Risk: Occupational Health and Safety on the Railways

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242504
eISBN:
9780191697128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242504.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Organization Studies

This chapter provides an overview of the history and structure of the railway industry in Great Britain. It considers the historical context of regulation, with particular focus on the development of ... More


Investment Capital for British Industry: A Failure of Demand or Supply?

Donald Clarke

in 3i Fifty Years Investing in Industry

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289449
eISBN:
9780191684708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289449.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

3i has always been demand-led, attempting to meet all justifiable requests for long-term and permanent capital and then financing its commitments by raising money wherever it can. In practice, new ... More


Britain Without America—A Second Empire?

P. J. Marshall

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0026
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Throughout most of the period covered by this volume, the British Empire was essentially an Atlantic one. There are changes that constituted a fundamental reordering of the Empire which make it ... More


American Big Business in Britain and Germany: A Comparative History of Two "Special Relationships" in the 20th Century

Volker R. Berghahn

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161099
eISBN:
9781400850297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161099.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

While America's relationship with Britain has often been deemed unique, especially during the two world wars when Germany was a common enemy, the American business sector actually had a greater ... More


Doing Well by Doing Good

Donald Clarke

in 3i Fifty Years Investing in Industry

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289449
eISBN:
9780191684708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289449.003.0017
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Reconciling the national interest, embodied in its support of the small business sector with the commercial imperatives of making an adequate return for its shareholders, has been the ambition of ... More


The formative years

Tom Ryall

in Anthony Asquith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064524
eISBN:
9781781703007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter charts the topography of the British film industry in the 1920s, when Anthony Asquith began his film career. Asquith entered the film industry in the mid-1920s, towards the end of the ... More


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