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Reconversion: Confirming the Inter-War Course, 1945–1950

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/9780198290742.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter analyses British motor industry between 1945 and 1950 by focusing upon the debate between Tiratsoo and Barnett concerning the role of the government's reconstruction policy. The ... More


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

Timothy Whisler

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290742
eISBN:
9780191684838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290742.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This book looks at the British motor industry. Why are there now no major car manufacturers in Britain? This book considers this and the surrounding issues, making valuable comparisons with overseas ... More


The Rise of Salaried Engineers: Automobile Manufacturing

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:
10.1093/0195076036.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter looks at the salaried automobile engineer in South Korea's late industrialization with respect to two extreme typologies – the small‐ and medium‐sized firm, and the huge diversified ... More


Making the Global Supply Base

Timothy Sturgeon, John Humphrey, and Gary Gereffi

in The Market Makers: How Retailers are Reshaping the Global Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199590179
eISBN:
9780191724893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590179.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

In this chapter, Timothy Sturgeon, John Humphrey, and Gary Gereffi analyze the co-evolutionary character of market making, in which the initial trials with global sourcing in the 1970s and 1980s by a ... More


1976–1990: Shocking the Markets

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/9780198717256.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Knowledge Management

These are the Roger Hurn years. A large evolutionary change is the decision to abandon two of the original core businesses—motor and clocks/watches—shocking the City, and leading to job losses. Yet ... More


The Automobile Age

Cóilín Owens

in Before Daybreak: After the Race and the Origins of Joyce's Art

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042473
eISBN:
9780813051567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042473.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 2 offers a recapitulation of the early years of the motor industry and the hoopla surrounding the staging of the 1903 Gordon Bennett Cup Race. These settings allow us to account for the young ... More


Managing Production: Engineering Change and Stability

Graham M. Winch

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288411
eISBN:
9780191684593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288411.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The management of production is faced with ever greater challenges as global competition mounts. The problems revolve around the paradox of flexibility and productivity in the organization of ... More


Assembling Cultures: Workplace Activism, Labour Militancy and Cultural Change in Britain's Car Factories, 1945-82

Jack Saunders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526133397
eISBN:
9781526146649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526133403
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Car workers’ union activism has long held a strong grip on popular memories of the post-war period. Working in the quintessential industry of modernity their labour militancy has been linked to ... More


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