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Business Policies in the Making (Routledge Revivals): Three Steel Companies Compared

by Jonathan Boswell

First published in 1983, this study investigates and compares three leading firms in the British iron and steel industry between 1914 and 1939, analysing their strategies, boardroom politics, and their responses...


Rebuilding Construction (Routledge Revivals): Economic Change in the British Construction Industry

by Michael Ball

First published in 1988, this book analyses the changes that took place in the economic organisation of the British construction industry throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, in particular considering its social...


Unleashing the Second American Century: Four Forces for Economic Dominance

by Joel Kurtzman

Political gridlock in Washington... the lingering effects of the financial crisis... structural problems such as unemployment and the skills gap of our work force... the mediocre K-12 educational system. Are...


Foucault, Governmentality, and Organization: Inside the Factory of the Future

by Alan McKinlay & Philip Taylor

This book traces how abstract managerial ideas about maximizing production flexibility and employee freedom were translated into concrete, day-to-day practices at the Motorola plant in East Kilbride, UK. Using...


Light Manufacturing in Tanzania: A Reform Agenda for Job Creation and Prosperity

by Hinh T. Dinh & Celestin Monga

Light Manufacturing in Tanzania argues that for Tanzania to remain one of the fastest growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, it has to make progress in the structural transformation that can lift workers from...


Light Manufacturing in Zambia: Job Creation and Prosperity in a Resource-Based Economy

by Hinh T. Dinh & Praveen Kumar

This book argues that light manufacturing is appropriate for a resource-based country like Zambia. While Zambia's recent growth has been impressive, it has not been accompanied with adequate job creation. Long-term...


Can American Manufacturing Be Saved?: Why We Should and How We can

by Michele NashHoff

This book details how manufacturing developed in America through the industrial revolution and labor movement, analyzes the impact of outsourcing offshore and our nation’s trade policies, looks at what various...


Southern China: Industry, Development and Industrial Policy

by Marco R. Di Tommaso, Lauretta Rubini & Elisa Barbieri

By concentrating on one of the key locations of global manufacturing, this volume offers a contribution to contemporary industry studies.

The rates of growth that have characterized the southern Guangdong province...


Foreign Direct Investment, Agglomeration and Externalities: Empirical Evidence from Mexican Manufacturing Industries

by Jacob A. Jordaan

By critically appraising current theories of both Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and agglomeration, this book explores the variety of links that exist between these two externality-creating phenomena and, for...


Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Africa: An Empirical Analysis

by Hinh T. Dinh & George R. G. Clarke

Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Africa: An Empirical Analysis sheds light on the characteristics of formal and informal manufacturing firms in Africa by comparing these firms with firms in other regions....


The New Industrial Revolution

by Peter Marsh

The rapid emergence of China and India as prime locations for low-cost manufacturing has led some analysts to conclude that manufacturers in the "old economies"—the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Japan—are being...


Surrender: How British industry gave up the ghost 1952-2012

by Nicholas Comfort

British industry at the start of the New Elizabethan Age was a world leader. The first – British – jet airliner was taking to the skies, the first nuclear power station was under construction at Calder Hall...


Globalization and Self-Regulation

by S. Prakash Sethi

It is imperative for the business community to act now to create global, industry-wide standards of conduct. Corporate strategy expert S. Prakash Sethi along with notable experts on issues of global codes of...


Food Supply Chain Management: Economic, Social and Environmental Perspectives

by Madeleine Pullman & Zhaohui Wu

Food Supply Chain Management:Economic, Social and Environmental Perspectives is very different from parts supply chain management as can be seen from the increasing health, safety and environmental concerns...


Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainability

by Geoffrey Lawrence, Kristen Lyons & Tabatha Wallington

First Published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Japanese Pharmaceutical Industry: Its Evolution and Current Challenges

by Maki Umemura

This book explores why Japan, despite being a world leader in many high technology industries such as automobiles and consumer electronics, is only a minor player in the global pharmaceutical industry. Japan...


Get Out of the Way: How to Manage Development of Timely, Innovative, and Relevant Products

by John Levy

Would you believe that high-tech teams often work best when you, the manager, 'Get Out of the Way'? Though you may have once been a member of a product development team yourself, as a manager at a high-tech...


Guinness: The 250 Year Quest for the Perfect Pint

by Bill Yenne

A perfectly poured history of the world's greatest beer.

"Joseph Conrad was wrong. The real journey into the Heart of Darkness is recounted within the pages of Bill Yenne's fine book. Guinness (the beer) is a...


Kanban Made Simple: Demystifying and Applying Toyota's Legendary Manufacturing Process

by John M. Gross & Kenneth R. McInnis

Kanban Made Simple is the first simple 'how-to' guide for incorporating the just-in-time ingenuity of the Kanban system into any manufacturing environment. From the Japanese word for "visual record," the technique...