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The Contest for Control By Lars Magnusson

The Contest for Control
by Lars Magnusson

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Presenting the history of three major cutlery districts in Western Europe, this study is a resource for research on industrial development in 19th century Europe. It challenges the flexible specialisation thesis and argues that growing businesses had to develop competitive strategies for control over important resources.
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The Contest for Control: Metal Industries in Sheffield, Solingen, Remscheid and Eskilstuna During Industrialisation by Lars Magnusson

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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The Contest for Control Reviews


'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

About Lars Magnusson


Lars Magnusson Professor and Chair,Department of Economic History, Uppsala University, Sweden

Table of Contents


Towards a new view of the industrialization process?; cutlery in industrialization - an institutional approach; the cutlery trades in Sheffield; Bergische land - "klein" and "hausindustrie" in transition; Eskilstuna - the industrialization of handicraft; conclusions and comparisons.

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GOR009969314
The Contest for Control: Metal Industries in Sheffield, Solingen, Remscheid and Eskilstuna During Industrialisation by Lars Magnusson
Lars Magnusson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1994-08-01
224
0854969527
9780854969524
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