The Decline of Jute Managing Industrial Change

Tomlinson, J. , Morelli, C. and Wright, V. (2011) The Decline of Jute Managing Industrial Change. Series: Perspectives in economic and social history (9). Pickering & Chatto: London. ISBN 9781848931244

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Up until the First World War a number of staple exports formed the core of Britain’s industrial economy, employing a large workforce and developing the towns and cities associated with them. While the nineteenth century saw the rapid expansion of these export industries, the twentieth century was marked by their extensive decline.<p></p> Jute was one industry that experienced such a contraction. As the export of processed jute declined, both the employers and the government faced the problem of managing this descent. Located almost entirely in and around Dundee, jute provides a valuable case study of a local industry but also an important insight into Britain’s managed economy. By looking at jute as the forerunner of decline this study assesses the successes and failures of these efforts. It also addresses broader arguments about the political economy of twentieth-century Britain.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wright, Dr Valerie and Tomlinson, Professor Jim
Authors: Tomlinson, J., Morelli, C., and Wright, V.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Publisher:Pickering & Chatto

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