The Steel Industry, 1939-1959: A Study in Competition and Planning

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CONTENTS
BOOK I WAR AND PEACE AGAIN (1939-1945)
I The Impact of the Second World Warpage3
1. Evolution of Supply Policy , p.4. 2. The War and Technical Efficiency, p.13. 3. Costs, Prices and Profits , p.19
II Prelude to Peace, 1943-194551
1. The Steelmakers Propose , p.52. (a) A self-governing industry.(b) Practical planning.2. The Departments Ponder, p.91. 3. Philosophers Decide , p.112
BOOK II FROM PLAN I TO NATIONALISATION AND BEYOND
III From Peace to Plenty: A Chronicle, 1945-1959129
1. Reconversion and Reconstruction, 1945-1949 , p.131. 2. Rearmament Cycle, 1950-1953 , p.146. 3. Boom and Recession, 1954-1959, p.154
IV The First Plan, 1945-1950172
V The First Steel Board, 1946-1949191
1. Purpose and Persons , p.191. 2. Adjustment to Scarcity , p.1933. Fixing Prices , p.201. (a) State subsidies ended. (b) 'Price artificialities' retained.(c) International price comparison.(d) Price-fixing to promote competition. (e) Levy-subsidies: Practice and theory.(f) The price changes of 1949.(g) Price policy and profits.4. Changing the Plan, p.242. (a) The Board's function.(b) Revised version.(c) The size of works.(d) South Wales, North- amptonshire and Clydeside.(e) Rising cost of new plant. (f) The Report of The Productivity Committee.(g) Inorganic planning

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