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1945–1959: From Austerity to Prosperity

James Nye

in A Long Time in Making: The History of Smiths

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717256
eISBN:
9780191785986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717256.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Knowledge Management

With government sponsorship, Smiths plans the (re)creation of a British watch- and clockmaking industry, building factories in development areas, in Wales and Scotland. Four main business divisions ... More


A Long Time in Making: The History of Smiths

James Nye

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717256
eISBN:
9780191785986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717256.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Knowledge Management

This book charts the history of Smiths Group (formerly Smiths Industries), a global engineering company in the FTSE100, with a market capitalisation of £5.5bn. Evolving from beginnings in the ... More


1899–1913: A New Business Emerges

James Nye

in A Long Time in Making: The History of Smiths

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717256
eISBN:
9780191785986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717256.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Knowledge Management

Issues of succession emerge, and Samuel Smith takes various steps, including incorporating his businesses as limited liability companies, and arranging training for his sons, expected to follow him ... More


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