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Internal Combustion Engines

Vaclav Smil

in Creating the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and Their Lasting Impact

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195168747
eISBN:
9780199835522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168747.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Invention and commercialization of automotive internal combustion engines was a multistranded process that began during the 1880s in Germany with design by Benz, Daimler and Maybach, and then ... 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


Reinterpreting the Resource‐Capability View of the Firm: A Case of the Development‐Production Systems of the Japanese Auto‐Makers 1

Takahiro Fujimoto

in The Dynamic Firm: The Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296041
eISBN:
9780191596070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296045.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

An analysis is made of a firm's evolutionary capabilities using the car industry in general, and Toyota in particular, as an example. The resource view of the firm is extended to look in detail at ... More


Globalization II: The Great Arbitrage

John Sutton

in Competing in Capabilities: The Globalization Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199274536
eISBN:
9780191746123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274536.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The outcome of the process considered in Chapter 3 involves a liberalized trading environment, in which high capabilities in some parts of the world coexist with low wages in other areas. This ... More


Industrial Policy: A Green Agenda

Dan Coffey and Carole Thornley

in New Perspectives on Industrial Policy for a Modern Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198706205
eISBN:
9780191775307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706205.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter explores the prospects for aligning industrial policy with the green agenda. The chapter highlights significant barriers in shifting industrial policy from being largely ‘horizontal’ in ... More


What’s Left for the State?

Andy Smith

in The Politics of Economic Activity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198788157
eISBN:
9780191830136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788157.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Chapter 5 addresses the extent to which representatives of the state currently equip themselves with sets of values and other resources to significantly affect the course of economic activity as ... More


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