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The Political Response to Market Failure: Railways and Other National Communications Networks 1870–1914

James Foreman-Peck and Robert Millward

in Public and Private Ownership of British Industry 1820–1990

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203599
eISBN:
9780191675881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203599.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Judged by productivity growth, capital costs, and continuing controversies over freight rates, the railway policy in Britain after 1870 proved to be none too effective. The need for a policy on ... More


Media Regulation, Public Interest and the Law

Mike Feintuck and Mike Varney

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621668
eISBN:
9780748670987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621668.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Regulation of the media has traditionally been premised upon claims of ‘the public interest’, yet the term itself remains contested and generally ill defined. In the context of technological ... More


Economic Conditions at the Time of Founding and the Founding Parents of the Genealogies

in The Evolution of a New Industry: A Genealogical Approach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804772709
eISBN:
9780804783996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804772709.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter describes the historical evolution of the founding companies in the communication sector of the Israeli high-tech industry. It reviews the founding process of the pioneering firms ... More


Electrifying Japan: Techno-Nationalism and the Rise of the Mass Society

Simon Partner

in Assembled in Japan: Electrical Goods and the Making of the Japanese Consumer

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217928
eISBN:
9780520923171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217928.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter focuses specifically on the electrical communications industry, forerunner of the modern electronics industry. It begins by narrating the event when the Americans sent gifts for the ... More


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