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Steel City – Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology in Sheffield 1743-1993 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Steel City: Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology in Sheffield 1743-1993

Geoffrey Tweedale


The book focuses on the historical evolution of firms and industry leaders and their strategies. Sheffield's experience is then related to current historical and economic debates about industrial structure, entrepreneurship, and UK decline. Sheffield is revealed (with some important qualifications) as a remarkably enduring and successful centre; and also a highly complex one, which cannot be fitted easily into present theories of mass production and entrepreneurial failure.

Keywords: Sheffield, industry leaders, business strategy, Sheffield industry, industrial structure, entrepreneurship, UK decline, mass production, entrepreneurial failure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1995 Print ISBN-13: 9780198288664
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288664.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Tweedale, author
Manchester Metropolitan University