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Contest for Control : Metal Industries in Sheffield, Solingen, Remscheid and Eskilstuna During Industrialisation - Lars Magnusson

Contest for Control

Metal Industries in Sheffield, Solingen, Remscheid and Eskilstuna During Industrialisation

Hardcover Published: 1st August 1994
ISBN: 9780854969524
Number Of Pages: 224

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This study of a specific industry's survival and growth in three countries is a useful resource for research on industrial development in 19th century Europe. Presenting the history of three major cutlery districts in Western Europe during the 19th century - Sheffield in England, Bergische land (Solingen and Remscheid) in Germany, and Eskilstuna in Sweden - the author focuses on each region's industrial development in relation to its socio-cultural context. This work challenges the flexible specialisation thesis often used to explain the seeming persistence of small-scale and decentralised production within the cutlery industry since the 19th century, and argues that growing businesses had to develop competitive strategies for control over important resources.

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"Theoretical considerations and historical data are blended with great skill in this study, which will take its place as a major contribution to the 'industry before industrialisation' debate." --Business History

Acknowledgement
Towards a New View of the Industrialization Process?p. 1
Cutlery in Industrialization: An Institutional Approachp. 24
The Cutlery Trades in Sheffieldp. 42
Bergische Land - Klein- and Hausindustrie in Transitionp. 98
Eskilstuna - the Industrialization of a Handicraftp. 152
Conclusions and Comparisonsp. 209
Indexp. 217
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ISBN: 9780854969524
ISBN-10: 0854969527
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st August 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.3  x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.36

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