Increasing Return: A Study of the Relation Between the Size and Efficiency of Industries with Special Reference to the History of Selected British and
By: G. T. Jones (author), Colin Clark (editor)Paperback
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.
Preface; Foreword; 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; Index.
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