The Productivity Race


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Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction and overview; Part I. Measuring Comparative Productivity Performance: 2. International comparisons of productivity in manufacturing: benchmark estimates by industry; 3. Labour productivity in aggregate manufacturing: Britain, the United States and Germany; 4. Extending the picture: manufacturing productivity in other industrialised countries; 5. Manufacturing and the whole economy; Part II. Explaining Comparative Productivity Performance: 6. Technology; 7. Economic geography: markets and natural resources; 8. Accumulation of physical and human capital; 9. Competition and adjustment; Part III. Reassessing the Performance of British Industry: 10. The rise of competition from abroad, 1850-1914; 11. War and depression, 1914-50; 12. Changing markets and technology, 1950-90; 13. Concluding comments; Bibliography; Index.

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This book provides a detailed comparative reassessment of British performance in manufacturing since 1850.


'This book ... should be a major souce of reference for researchers.' S. Srinivasan, University of Southampton

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