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British Railways, 1948-73: A Business History

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Product description

In very good condition, in dust jacket with minimal to no wear.

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.

Item details

Author(s):
T.R. GourvishFirst
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
229x152x51
EAN-13:
9780521264808
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521264808
ISBN-13:
9780521264808
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
781
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
British Railways, 1948-73: A Business History

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In very good condition, in dust jacket with minimal to no wear.

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):
T.R. GourvishFirst
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
229x152x51
EAN-13:
9780521264808
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521264808
ISBN-13:
9780521264808
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
781
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
British Railways, 1948-73: A Business History

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