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The performance of British manufacturing in the Post-War long boom

Matthews, Derek Robert 2007. The performance of British manufacturing in the Post-War long boom. Business History 49 (6) , pp. 763-779. 10.1080/00076790701710217

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Abstract

This article questions the notion which has gained ground recently in the writing of Booth and others that British manufacturing did not fail in the post-Second World War long boom, 1950–1973. By all the traditional measures of performance – output growth rates, productivity growth rates and levels, exports, and profitability – it can be re-affirmed that British manufacturing was out-competed by her rivals. Booth, Broadberry and others have also argued that manufacturing is of less importance to economic growth than services; this too is questioned.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Uncontrolled Keywords: British Economy; Long Boom; Manufacturing; Services; Economic Growth; Productivity
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0007-6791
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:23
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/38153

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