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Operating the 1974 Railways Act: Financial Results, Organisational Responses, and Relations with Government

Terry Gourvish

in British Rail 1974–1997: From Integration to Privatisation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250059
eISBN:
9780191719516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter begins with a discussion of decline in British Rail's financial performance between 1974 and 1979. It then discusses the impetus for organizational reform, the new organization of 1977, ... More


France Directing Adjustment?

Jonah D. Levy

in Welfare and Work in the Open Economy Volume II: Diverse Responses to Common Challenges in Twelve Countries

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240920
eISBN:
9780191600180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240922.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The Bismarckian welfare state in France is financed by social security contributions to an even greater degree than is true in Germany. During the oil‐price crises of the 1970s and early 1980s, job ... More


Failure to Connect: The Slow Diffusion of the Telephone

Peter Scott

in The Market Makers: Creating Mass Markets for Consumer Durables in Inter-war Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198783817
eISBN:
9780191826474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198783817.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Despite being an important telephone pioneer, Britain’s pre-1939 telephone system was characterized by slow diffusion, high charges, and an often, at best, apathetic approach to market expansion on ... More


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