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Harvard Studies in Business History 39

Business, Banking, and Politics

The Case of British Steel, 1918–1939

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$80.50 • £64.95 • €72.50

ISBN 9780674087255

Publication Date: 09/14/1987


448 pages

9 tables, 3 figures, 5 maps

Harvard Studies in Business History


  • Introduction
  • I. The Steel Companies in the Interwar Years: Market Environment, Industrial Structure, and Decision Making, 1918–1939
    • 1. Decision Making, Entrepreneurship, and the Theory of the Firm
    • 2. The Economics of Steelmaking: Market Environment and Industrial Structure
    • 3. The Northeast Coast Steel Firms, 1918–1939
    • 4. The Scottish Steel Industry, 1918–1939
    • 5. Richard Thomas & Co. and the Tinplate Industry, 1918–1939
    • 6. Structure and Strategy in British Industries
  • II. The Banks and the Steel Industry in the Interwar Years
    • 7. Banking and Industry in the Early Twentieth Century
    • 8. The Political and Interventionist Role of Central Banking in Industry, 1920–1932
    • 9. Banks, Firm, and Industrial Rationalization
    • 10. Renewed Involvement in the Late Thirties
    • 11. Banks and Industrial Restructuring in the Interwar Years
  • III. The State and the Steel Industry in the Interwar Years
    • 12. Government and Industry in the 1920s
    • 13. Government and Industry n the 1930s
    • 14. The Limits of State Intervention
  • Conclusion
  • Abbreviations
  • Note on Sources
  • Notes
  • Index

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