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Increasing Return
A Study of the Relation between the Size and Efficiency of Industries with Special Reference to the History of Selected British and American Industries 1850–1910

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  • Date Published: February 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316509562

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  • Originally published in 1933, this book presents a study of the relation between the size and efficiency of industries, with special reference to the history of selected British and American industries during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The text covers the London building industry, the Lancashire cotton industry, the Cleveland pig iron industry, the Massachusetts cotton industry and the American pig iron industry. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in economic history and industrial development.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316509562
    • length: 318 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 18 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Definition
    2. Method
    3. Interpretation
    Part II. The London Building Industry, 1845–1913:
    1. Introduction
    2. Brickwork
    3. Carpentry and joinery
    4. Masonry
    5. Roofing
    6. Plumbing
    7. Painting
    8. Plastering
    9. The building industry - costs
    10. The building industry - size
    11. Provisional conclusions concerning the building industry
    Part III. The Lancashire Cotton Industry, 1845–1913:
    1. Introduction
    2. Index numbers of prices
    3. The size of the industry
    4. Provisional conclusions
    Part IV. The Cleveland Pig Iron Industry, 1883–1925:
    1. Introduction
    2. Index numbers, etc.
    3. The size of the industry, materials used, and size of the firms engaged therein
    4. Provisional conclusions
    Part V. The Massachusetts Cotton Industry, 1845–1920:
    1. Introduction
    2. The index numbers of prices and costs
    3. The size of the industry and of the firms engaged therein
    4. Provisional conclusions
    Part VI. The American Pig Iron Industry, 1883–1925:
    1. Introduction
    2. The index numbers of prices and costs
    3. The size of the industry and of the operating units
    4. Provisional conclusions
    Part VII. Conclusion:
    1. Summary of results
    2. Historical aspects
    3. Elasticities of return
    4. Causation
    Statistical appendices: Appendix 1. The London building industry, 1845–1913
    Appendix 2. The Lancashire cotton industry, 1845–1913
    Appendix 3. The Cleveland pig iron industry, 1883–1925
    Appendix 4. The Massachusetts cotton industry, 1845–1920
    Appendix 5. The American pig iron industry, 1883–1925

  • Author

    G. T. Jones


    Colin Clark

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