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Business in Britain in the Twentieth Century: Decline and Renaissance?

Richard Coopey and Peter Lyth


This book brings together chapters from the leading historians of British business. The contributors were asked to consider the renaissance in the British economy during the closing decades of the 20th century. In doing so they were also asked to reconsider the debates and assertions relating to relative economic decline in Britain since the end of the 19th century. Chapters range across the economy, from banking, retail, high technology and staple industries, transport, to sports and leisure industries. In addition, key themes such as foreign investment, government policy, managerial characte ... More

Keywords: British business history, economic renaissance, high technology industry, banking, retail, ethics, retail sector, leisure industries, transport, foreign direct investment

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199226009
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226009.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Coopey, editor
Senior Lecturer, Department of History and Welsh History, Aberystwyth University, and research fellow at the Business History Unit, London School of Economics
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Peter Lyth, editor
Lecturer, Tourism & Travel Research Institute, Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham
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Richard Coopey and Peter Lyth

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