Steel City: Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology in Sheffield, 1743-1993

By Geoffrey Tweedale | Go to book overview

CONTENTS
List of Plates ix
List of Figures xi
List of Maps xi
List of Tables xii
Abbreviations xiv
Prologue1

PART I. ESTABLISHING COMPETITIVE
SUPERIORITY, 1743-1918
1. Determinants of Steel City27
2. Factor Creation in Special Steels61
3. Business Performance and Industrial Structure to 191499
4. Sustaining a Lead in Cutlery and Tools155
5. Arsenal of the World188

PART II. MEETING THE CHALLENGE OF
COMPETITION IN THE 1920s AND 1930s
6. The Family Firm in Tool Steelmaking213
7. Mergers, Diversification, and Large-Scale Special Steelmaking239
8. Individualism in the Era of Mass-Produced Cutlery and Tools268

PART III. FROM BOOM TIMES TO THE LOSS
OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE:
THE LATE 1930s TO THE 1980s
9.Sheffield Steel in War and Peace to 1960297
10.Rationalization and Nationalization331
11.Survivors and New Agendas361
Epilogue: Steel City and United Kingdom Industrial Decline389
Sources409
Index423

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