The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

The New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature

Author: George Watson,Ian R. Willison

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: N.A

Page: 19

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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Enterprise and Trade in Victorian Britain

Essays in Historical Economics

Enterprise and Trade in Victorian Britain

Author: D. N. McCloskey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134558341

Page: 232

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The essays in this book focus on the controversies concerning Britain's economic performance between the mid-nineteenth century and the First World War. The overriding theme is that Britain's own resources were consistently more productive, more resilient and more successful than is normally assumed. And if the economy's achievement was considerable, the influence on it of external factors (trade, international competition, policy) were much less significant than is normally supposed. The book is structured as follows: Part One: The Method of Historical Economics Part Two: Enterprise in Late Victorian Britain Part Three: Britain in the World Economy, 1846-1913.
Categories: Business & Economics

John Maynard Keynes

Critical Responses

John Maynard Keynes

Author: Charles Robert McCann

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415151948

Page: 640

View: 3497

Categories: Business & Economics

A List of Books for College Libraries

Approximately 14,000 Titles Selected on the Recommendation of 200 College Teachers, Librarians and Other Advisors

A List of Books for College Libraries

Author: Carnegie Corporation of New York. Advisory Group on College Libraries,Charles B. Shaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Page: 810

View: 1814

Categories: Academic libraries

A New History of Ireland Volume VII

Ireland, 1921-84

A New History of Ireland Volume VII

Author: J. R. Hill

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191615595

Page: 1254

View: 363

A New History of Ireland is the largest scholarly project in modern Irish history. In 9 volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and prehistory, from the earliest geological and archaeological evidence, through the Middle Ages, down to the present day. Volume VII covers a period of major significance in Ireland's history. It outlines the division of Ireland and the eventual establishment of the Irish Republic. It provides comprehensive coverage of political developments, north and south, as well as offering chapters on the economy, literature in English and Irish, the Irish language, the visual arts, emigration and immigration, and the history of women. The contributors to this volume, all specialists in their field, provide the most comprehensive treatment of these developments of any single-volume survey of twentieth-century Ireland.
Categories: History

Democracy and Organisation in the Chinese Industrial Enterprise (1948-1953)

Democracy and Organisation in the Chinese Industrial Enterprise (1948-1953)

Author: William Brugger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521134293

Page: 384

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Originally published in 1976, this book examines how a new system of factory management was implemented in China after the liberation of 1948-9. At that time, the Chinese Communist Party attempted to integrate a commitment to broad participation in management by industrial workers with a rigid system of control deriving from the Soviet Union. The integration was not accomplished successfully and the events of the period 1948-53 discussed by Dr Brugger set the stage for the rejection of the Soviet model in the mid-1950s. The focus of the book is broadly political and sociological rather than economic, and the author examines closely the political background against which economic change was introduced. This book formed part of a growing genre of writing which rejected earlier assumptions of an uncritical acceptance in China of models of industrialism imported from the Soviet Union.
Categories: Business & Economics

Information, Incentives and Bargaining in the Japanese Economy

A Microtheory of the Japanese Economy

Information, Incentives and Bargaining in the Japanese Economy

Author: Masahiko Aoki

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521386814

Page: 320

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This book is not another parable of Japan's economic success; it provides rich and systematic descriptions of Japanese microeconomic institutions and interprets their workings in terms familiar to Western economists. A systematic, in-depth analysis of Japanese institutions of this kind has never been available before. In making his comparative analysis of the Japanese system, the author critically examines conventional notions about the microstructure of the market economy that have strongly shaped and influenced economists' approach to industrial organization. While these notions may constitute an appropriate foundation for the analysis of the highly market-oriented Western economies, the author has found that a more complete understanding of the Japanese economy requires us to broaden such "specific" notions. Topics include the internal information structure, incentive scheme, and capital structure of the Japanese firm; corporate and bureaucratic behavior from the viewpoint of bargaining game theory; subcontract design; functions of corporate grouping; the pattern of innovation; and the possible impacts of cultural factors.
Categories: Business & Economics

High-tech Industries in China

High-tech Industries in China

Author: Chien-Hsun Chen,Hui-Tzu Shih

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781958865

Page: 155

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This book will strongly appeal to those affiliated to multinational enterprises: managers, brokers, dealers and investors, as well as academics and researchers specialising in business economics and Asian studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

The EU's Government of Industries

Markets, Institutions and Politics

The EU's Government of Industries

Author: Bernard Jullien,Andy Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317660900

Page: 268

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To what extent is business activity governed at a European scale? Since the advent of the recent economic crisis, the EU’s choices about the euro, debt ratios and interest rates have caught the headlines and highlighted the importance of EU decision-making arenas. However, these macro-economic events actually tell us only part of the story about the extent to which business activity is now governed at a European scale. Based upon original research on four manufactured or processed goods industries (cars, wine, pharmaceuticals and aquaculture), and driven by theory that is constructivist, institutionalist and sociological, this book sets out to analyse just what Europe governs, by whom and why. In doing so, it reveals three recurrent features of the European government of industries: its omnipresence, its incompleteness and its de-politicization. The authors show that the many gaps in the EU’s mode of governing industries stem from struggles over economic doctrine as well as the continued unwillingness of many actors to accord the EU a legitimacy to act politically in the name of industrial government. This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of European Studies and Political Economy as well as those studying Political Science, Economics, Sociology and Business Studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Union Power in the Nigerian Textile Industry

Labour Regime and Adjustment

Union Power in the Nigerian Textile Industry

Author: Gunilla Andrae,Björn Beckman

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412840675

Page: 317

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Nigeria, once a resourceful regional power, has been caught in a spiral of economic and political decay. This once-promising nation is now seen as an international pariah, partly as a result of the gross human rights violations of its government, but largely because of the failure to generate a political leadership capable of containing and reversing rather than aggravating the process of decline. Union Power in the Nigerian Textile Industry covers developments in Nigeria during two trying decades of deepening economic and political crisis. It is not, however, an additional tale of decay. It highlights the remarkable progress which has been achieved, in spite of this decline, in industrial adjustment, institution building, and conflict regulation. Gunilla Andrae and Bjorn Beckman follow Nigeria's leading manufacturing sector, the textile industry, from the heyday of the oil boom through successive phases of adjustment and liberalization, suggesting that industrialization is still very much on the African agenda. The focus is on the trade unions, their role in industrial restructuring and their ability to defend workers' interests and rights. Union Power in the Nigerian Textile Industry examines the successful institutionalization of a union-based labor regime, defying global trends to the contrary. The authors explore the origins of union power in the national and local political economy, pointing to the mediation between the militant self-organization of the workers and the strategies of state and capital. They draw on extensive field work, interviews with managers, unionists and workers, and massive documentation from internal union sources.
Categories: Political Science