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Three‐Pronged Investment

Alice H. Amsden

in The Rise of “The Rest”: Challenges to the West From Late-Industrializing Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139693
eISBN:
9780199832897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139690.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, International

The successful late industrializing countries (the rest) followed a ‘low road’ to industrial development between 1850 and 1950 for lack of proprietary technology and related know‐how and skills. ... More


A Technological Fix?: Edward W. Davis and the Creation of Taconite

Jeffrey T. Manuel

in Taconite Dreams: The Struggle to Sustain Mining on Minnesota's Iron Range, 1915-2000

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816694297
eISBN:
9781452952482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694297.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Chapter one describes how taconite technology was offered as a painless fix for the declining region in the mid-twentieth century. Focusing on engineer Edward W. Davis, known as “Mr. Taconite,” this ... More


Mapping the iron industry

Anne Kelly Knowles and Chester Harvey

in Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226448596
eISBN:
9780226448619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448619.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explains the evolution of the iron industry by retracing the footsteps of J. Peter Lesley and two young men who helped him assess the state of the industry in 1855–58. Lesley published ... More


Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868

Anne Kelly Knowles

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226448596
eISBN:
9780226448619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448619.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Veins of iron run deep in the history of America. Iron making began almost as soon as European settlement, with the establishment of the first ironworks in colonial Massachusetts, yet it was Great ... More


The Triumph of Steel

Alice H. Amsden

in Asia's Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195076035
eISBN:
9780199870691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195076036.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the hypothesis that climbing the ladder of comparative advantage is a matter of creating competitiveness, usually with government assistance, rather than stepping into it. The ... More


The Worlds of Ironworkers

Anne Kelly Knowles and Chester Harvey

in Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226448596
eISBN:
9780226448619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448619.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the social aspects of the iron industry, beginning with the perception of ironworks as extreme places, as portrayed by outside observers and by workers themselves. It then looks ... More


Conclusion: 1830: The Take-Off

Gwynne Lewis

in The Advent of Modern Capitalism in France, 1770–1840: The Contribution of Pierre-François Tubeuf

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198228950
eISBN:
9780191678844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228950.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the advent of modern capitalism in France during the period from 1770 to 1840. It suggests that the development of the railway effectively ended ... More


Iron for The Civil War

Anne Kelly Knowles and Chester Harvey

in Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226448596
eISBN:
9780226448619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448619.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the role of iron in the Civil War. The volume of production in the North gave the Union an enormous initial advantage in manufacturing war material, and Northern companies were ... More


The elements of success

Anne Kelly Knowles and Chester Harvey

in Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226448596
eISBN:
9780226448619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448619.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter looks at two successful companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, where the British model of ironmaking was most swiftly and fully replicated. The Lehigh Crane Iron Company was the first ... More


Iron in America

Anne Kelly Knowles and Chester Harvey

in Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226448596
eISBN:
9780226448619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448619.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of why the iron industry has not been a central part of the narrative of early nineteenth-century American industrialization. It then sets out the ... More


American Iron

Anne Kelly Knowles and Chester Harvey

in Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226448596
eISBN:
9780226448619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448619.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter reflects on the iron industry’s development from 1800 to 1868. While this period saw tremendous geographical expansion and the adoption of technological innovations that greatly ... More


High Hopes and Failure

Anne Kelly Knowles and Chester Harvey

in Mastering Iron: The Struggle to Modernize an American Industry, 1800-1868

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226448596
eISBN:
9780226448619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226448619.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter presents case studies of two U.S. companies—Farrandsville Furnace and Lonaconing Furnace—that failed to replicate British smelting technologies and large rolling mill operations. It ... More


Wrought-Iron Politics: Racial Knowledge in the Making of a Greater Caribbean Railroad Industry

Daniel B. Rood

in The Reinvention of Atlantic Slavery: Technology, Labor, Race, and Capitalism in the Greater Caribbean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190655266
eISBN:
9780190655297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190655266.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter tells the story of Tredegar Ironworks, a slave-exploiting Richmond firm that facilitated the modernization of Cuba’s sugar economy by providing railroad hardware, machinery, and ... More


Small-Scale Industry

Tirthankar Roy

in The Economic History of India, 1857-2010

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190128296
eISBN:
9780190992040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190128296.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In 1900, the majority of India’s industrial workers were in industries that did not use either machinery or large factories. This chapter describes their experience. Traditional handicrafts formed a ... More


Large-Scale Industry

Tirthankar Roy

in The Economic History of India, 1857-2010

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190128296
eISBN:
9780190992040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190128296.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Between 1860 and 1940, employment in factories increased from less than 100,000 to two million. The growth of large-scale industrial units using machines and wage-workers was impressive but had ... More


The Performance of French Business in the Twentieth Century

Youssef Cassis, Anne Dalmasso, and Pierre Vernus

in The Performance of European Business in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198749776
eISBN:
9780191814068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749776.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Development of big business in France in the twentieth century followed a similar pattern to that in Britain and Germany. One specificity was the early development of service industries, including ... More


Conceptual Framework

Michael T. Rock and Michael Toman

in China’s Technological Catch-Up Strategy: Industrial Development, Energy Efficiency, and CO2 Emissions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199385324
eISBN:
9780199385348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385324.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, International

An analytical framework of technological learning/upgrading explains the ability of individual enterprises to adopt minor process changes and major technological changes to reap “environmental ... More


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