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Central Banks into the Breach

by Pierre L. Siklos

Central banks play an important role in the course of national economies and the global economy. Their leaders are regularly feted or vilified, their policy pronouncements highly anticipated and routinely scrutinized....


Dream Hoarders

by Richard V. Reeves

America is becoming a class-based society.

It is now conventional wisdom to focus on the wealth of the top 1 percent—especially the top 0.01 percent—and how the ultra-rich are concentrating income and prosperity...


A Comparative History of Motor Fuels Taxation, 1909–2009

by Carl-Henry Geschwind

Slowing down global warming is one of the most critical problems facing the world’s policymakers today. One favored solution is to regulate carbon consumption through taxation, including the taxation of gasoline....


Restructuring the Global Automobile Industry

by Christopher M. Law

Originally published in 1991, this book examines the spatial implications of the changes to the automobile industry at world, national and local levels. The volume brings together the work of North American,...


Strategic Adjustment of Price by Japanese and American Automobile Manufacturers

by Kaye G. Husbands

This book, originally published in 1993, develops for the US automobile industry a demand-supply model which incorporates both wholesale and retail sectors and which allows strategic pricing behaviour of US...


The Long Haul: A Social Histry of the British Commercial Vehicle Industry

by Michael Seth-Smith

Originally published in 1975 this book charts the history of Foden, a name inseparably linked with the growth and development of the haulage industry. The history of Foden provides the perfect backdrop to the...


Labour Relations in the Motor Industry: A Study of Industrial Unrest and an International Comparison

by H. A. Turner, Garfield Clack & Geoffrey Roberts

This book, originally published in 1967, takes the automobile industry experience as a basis for a wider view of industrial relations, trends and developments of the 1950s and 60s. The study also analyses the...


Technological Change, Rationalisation and Industrial Relations

by Otto Jacobi, Bob Jessop & Hans Kastendiek

Originally published in 1986 the first part of this book outlines some of the general problems of technological change and labour relations. It discusses the politics of rationalisation and of industrialisation...


The Foreman on the Assembly Line

by Charles R. Walker, Robert H. Guest & Arthur N. Turner

As part of a 1950s study dealing with various phases of the impact of mass production on human behaviour, this volume, originally published in 1956 and now a classic of its time examines the technological environment...


The Motor Industry

by George Maxcy & Aubrey Silberston

Originally published in 1959, this book was one of the first to give a comprehensive view of the motor industry from an economic standpoint. Although the book concentrates on the UK motor industry, many references...


Corporate Purpose: Why It Matters More Than Strategy

by Shankar Basu

Originally published in 1999 after a decade of research and extensive interviews with some of Toyota's top executives, this book examines organizational purpose: what it is, how it is crafted, how does it relate...


Joint Stock Banking in Germany: A Study of the German Creditbanks Before and After the War

by P Barrett Whale

This classic study of German creditbanks was first published in 1930 and even now deserves its place as a fundamental text on banking in Germany. It is a valuable comparative study of one important type of financial...


German Industry and German Industrialisation: Essays in German Economic and Business History in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Robert LEE

Originally published in 1991 this book brings together 9 essays which address a number of central issues relating to the nature of German industrialisation, including the role of foreign competition in fostering...


Managers and Management in West Germany

by Peter Lawrence

Originally published in 1980 but re-issued now with a new preface, this book looks at the German manager from a sociological viewpoint and explains why German management has been so successful and highlights...


Replacement Costs and Accounting Reform in Post-World War I Germany

by Graeme Dean, Frank Clarke & Finley Graves

Originally published in 1990, this anthology of articles from the German financial and industrial press, translated into English for this volume, discusses the socio/politico/economic background that was a...


The Causes of Industrial Disorder: A Comparison of a British and a German Factory

by Ian Maitland

Originally published in 1983, this comparative study of day-to-day industrial relations in two closely matched factories in Britain and Germany, the author examines the causes of the disorder in British manufacturing...


Social Partnership at Work: Workplace Relations in Post-Unification Germany

by Carola M. Frege

This book, originally published in 1999, provided the first comparative, in-depth analysis of workplace relations in east and west Germany. The collapse of communism and the ensuing process of reform means that...


Economic Policy-Making by Local Authorities in Britain and Western Germany

by Nevil Johnson & Allan Cochrane

Originally published in 1981 but now with a new preface, this volume provided the first detailed comparative analysis of how local authorities in the UK and W. Germany faced up to the challenge of trying to...


German Economy, 1870-1940: Issues and Trends

by Gustav Stolper

Originally published in 1940, this book remains an illuminating and forceful survey of the economic development of modern Germany. It reveals for the first time the basic trends of German business enterprise...


The Development of Trade Unionism in Great Britain and Germany, 1880-1914

by Wolfgang J. Mommsen & Hans-Gerhard Husung

This stimulating collection of essays by distinguished British, American, Australian and German scholars, originally published in 1985, offers a picture of the upsurge of New Unionism and the growth of old unions,...