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British Railways 1948-73 : A Business History

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The definitive business study of the first 25 years of publicly-owned railways in Britain.

Red cloth, gilt, unmarked. Dustwrapper has very slight shelfwear only. Lower text block fore-edge slightly grubby. Internally unmarked, as new. xxvii + 781pp; colour frontis, 66 b&w plates + illus in text, maps including 1 foldout.

Originally published in 1986, this is a business history of the first twenty-five years of nationalised railways in Britain. Commissioned by the British Railways Board and based on the Board's extensive archives, it fully analyses the dynamics of nationalised industry management and the complexities of the vital relationship with government. Originally published in 1986, this is a business history of the first twenty-five years of nationalised railways in Britain. Commissioned by the British Railways Board and based on the Board's extensive archives, it fully analyses the dynamics of nationalised industry management and the complexities of the vital relationship with government. After exploring the origins of nationalisation, the book deals with the organisation, financial performance, investment and commercial policies of the British Transport Commission (1948-2), Railway Executive (1948-53) and British Railways Board (1963-73). Calculations of profit and loss, investment, and productivity are provided on a consistent basis for 1948-73. This business history thus represents a major contribution not only to the debate about the role of the railways in a modern economy but also to that concerning the nationalised industries, which have proved to be one of the most enduring problems of the British economy since the war.

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Author(s):
Gourvish, T. R.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
1st Edition, 1st Printing
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521264804
ISBN-13:
9780521264808
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
British Railways 1948-73 : A Business History

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The definitive business study of the first 25 years of publicly-owned railways in Britain.

Red cloth, gilt, unmarked. Dustwrapper has very slight shelfwear only. Lower text block fore-edge slightly grubby. Internally unmarked, as new. xxvii + 781pp; colour frontis, 66 b&w plates + illus in text, maps including 1 foldout.

Originally published in 1986, this is a business history of the first twenty-five years of nationalised railways in Britain. Commissioned by the British Railways Board and based on the Board's extensive archives, it fully analyses the dynamics of nationalised industry management and the complexities of the vital relationship with government. Originally published in 1986, this is a business history of the first twenty-five years of nationalised railways in Britain. Commissioned by the British Railways Board and based on the Board's extensive archives, it fully analyses the dynamics of nationalised industry management and the complexities of the vital relationship with government. After exploring the origins of nationalisation, the book deals with the organisation, financial performance, investment and commercial policies of the British Transport Commission (1948-2), Railway Executive (1948-53) and British Railways Board (1963-73). Calculations of profit and loss, investment, and productivity are provided on a consistent basis for 1948-73. This business history thus represents a major contribution not only to the debate about the role of the railways in a modern economy but also to that concerning the nationalised industries, which have proved to be one of the most enduring problems of the British economy since the war.

Author(s):
Gourvish, T. R.
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
1st Edition, 1st Printing
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521264804
ISBN-13:
9780521264808
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
British Railways 1948-73 : A Business History

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