The Mine Management Professions in the Twentieth-century Scottish Coal Mining Industry

The Mine Management Professions in the Twentieth-century Scottish Coal Mining Industry

By: Andrew Perchard (author)Hardback

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In this book, Dr. Perchard attempts to redress the exclusion of colliery managers and other mining professionals from the history of British, and particularly Scottish, coal industries by examining these groups within the most crucial period of their ascendancy, 1930-1966, in the Scottish coal mining industry. This work seeks to place such persons within their context and to examine their roles, statuses and behaviours through their relationships with employees and the execution of their functions, also examining their terms and conditions of employment, the outlook of their professional associations, and that of their union. Through all this, Dr. Perchard illustrates how this growing consciousness amongst managerial employees in the industry was accompanied by an intense public discussion, within the mining professions, over their future shape, principles and occupational standards.

About Author

Dr. Andrew C. Perchard is a Tutor in 17th-20th century Scottish History at the University of Strathclyde.


List of Illustrations; List of Abbreviations; Preface: Professor C.J. Wrigley; Foreword: Dr. A. Perchard; Acknowledgements; Glossary of mining terms; Part One: The Rise of the Mining Management Professions, 1930-1946; 1 The 'Black Jock' Manager: Examining the Stereotype; 2 'Colliers with a Collar on'; 3 The Context of Control: Managers, Operations and Employers; Part Two: The Coming of Age of the Mine Management Professions, 1947-1966; 4 Creating a Management Cadre: Mining Professionals and the NCB; 5 The Management of Production; 6 The Limits of Statutory Powers: Mine Management and Health and Safety; 7 'The Same Team in Different Jerseys'? Managing Industrial Relations; 8 The British Association of Colliery Management (BACAM); Part Three: Conclusion; 9 Conceptualising Mine Management Professionals; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773454545
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 502
  • ID: 9780773454545
  • ISBN10: 0773454543

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