A Business and Labour History of Britain

Case studies of Britain in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Editors: Richardson, M., Nicholls, P. (Eds.)

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By bringing together and critically engaging with accounts of certain themes in business and labour history, and utilizing original research, this book aims to widen understanding of industrial society and provide a background to further study and research in the area management and labour relations history.

About the authors

MIKE RICHARDSON is an Associate Fellow in Human Resource Management at the University of the West of England, UK. His research interests include UK labour history, contemporary industrial relations, labour process and the sociology of work.
His recent co-authored publications include Partnership and the High Performance Workplace: Work and Employment Relations in the Aerospace Industry, The Reality of Partnership at Work, Flexibility at Work, Critical Developments in the International Automobile Industry, and We Sell Our Time No More: Workers' struggles against lean production in the British car industry.

PETER NICHOLLS is Head of the Human Resource Management department, and an international coordinator for overseas programmes at the University of the West of England, UK. He has taught on the MBA Programme at the University of Shenzen, China. His research interests are in business and labour history, industrial sociology, the labour process and Bolivian labour markets. Peter co-edited the 1st and 2nd editions of Employee Relations and his other publications include: 'Bolivia: Between a Rock and a Hard Place'; in Capital and Class.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: Themes and Historical Backdrop

    Richardson, Mike (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Labour, Management and Control: The Early Railway Industry in Britain

    Nicholls, Peter

    Pages 9-31

  • Women, Mechanization and Cost Savings in Twentieth Century British Banks and Other Financial Institutions

    Wardley, Peter

    Pages 32-59

  • Bliss Tweed Mill Strike 1913–14: Causes, Conduct and Consequences

    Richardson, Mike

    Pages 60-82

  • Rapprochement and Retribution: The Divergent Experiences of Workers in Two Large Paper and Print Companies in the 1926 General Strike

    Richardson, Mike

    Pages 83-106

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Business and Labour History of Britain
Book Subtitle
Case studies of Britain in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Editors
  • M. Richardson
  • P. Nicholls
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-33700-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230337008
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-28092-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32791-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 210
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