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Machine tooling in the United Kingdom

O'Mahoney, Joseph ORCID: and Crouch, Colin 2004. Machine tooling in the United Kingdom. Crouch, Colin, Le Gal, Patrick, Trigilia, Carlo and Voelzkow, Helmut, eds. Changing Governance of Local Economies in Europe: Responses on European Local Production Systems, Oxford: Open University Press, pp. 74-98. (10.1093/0199259402.003.0005)

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This chapter examines the decline of the machine-tool industry in the UK. This decline is partially attributed to globalization and the British tradition of a low-cost strategy, short-term investment patterns, and general neglect of manufacturing. It argues that the institutions that can support industrial networks remain weak, despite evidence to the contrary.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Uncontrolled Keywords: UK, machine-tool industry, manufacturing, collective competition goods, sectoral analysis
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780199259403
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 09:16

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