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Author Broadberry, S. N.

Title Market services and the productivity race, 1850-2000 : British performance in international perspective / Stephen Broadberry
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 409 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in economic history
Cambridge studies in economic history.
Contents I: Measuring comparative productivity performance -- The contribution of services to the productivity performance of the whole economy -- Comparative productivity performance in market services -- A sectoral database: Britain, the United States and Germany, 1870-1990 -- II: Explaining comparative productivity performance -- Technology, organisational change and the industrialisation of services -- Investment in physical and human capital -- Competition and the institutional framework -- III: Reassessing the performance of British market services -- The 'golden age' of British commerce, 1870-1914 -- The collapse of the liberal world economic order, 1914-1950 -- Completing the industrialisation of services, 1950-1990 -- British services in the 1990s: a preliminary assessment -- Summary and conclusion
Summary "Now that services account for such a dominant part of economic activity, it has become apparent that achieving high levels of productivity in the economy requires high levels of productivity in services. This book offers a major reassessment of the United Kingdom's comparative productivity performance over the last 150 years."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Industrial productivity -- Europe -- Regional disparities -- History.
Industrial productivity -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Industrial productivity -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Service industries -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Service industries -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 051134984X (electronic bk.)
0511495749 (electronic bk.)
9780511349843 (electronic bk.)
9780511495748 (electronic bk.)