Jute, firm's survival, and British industrial policy: Government action under globalization

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Abstract

Industrial policy within the United Kingdom has a long and detailed history. Early forms of government regulation of industrial development can be dated back at least to the formation of monopoly companies in the form of the East and West India Companies for the exploitation of trade with the East and West Indies.1 More commonly, however, industrial policy is considered to have evolved in the twentieth century in response to the collapse of free trade and the Great Depression. The development of a ‘managed economy’ from the interwar years and extended further, following the successful organization of industry in wartime Britain, into the post-war era marked a new era in government’s role within the private economy.2

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComparative Responses to Globalization
Subtitle of host publicationExperiences of British and Japanese Enterprises
EditorsMaki Umemura, Rika Fujioka
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter7
Pages141-158
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781137263636
ISBN (Print)9781137263629
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Publication statusPublished - 29 Oct 2012

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