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Title World of possibilities : flexibility and mass production in western industrialization / edited by Charles F. Sabel and Jonathan Zeitlin
Published [Paris] : Maison des sciences de l'homme ; Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [1997]


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Description x, 510 pages ; 23 cm
Series Studies in modern capitalism = Etudes sur le capitalisme moderne
Studies in modern capitalism.
Contents Stories, strategies, structures: rethinking historical alternatives to mass production / Charles F. Sabel and Jonathan Zeitlin -- 1. Fashion as flexible production: the strategies of the Lyons silk merchants in the eighteenth century / Carlo Poni -- 2. The fate of collective manufactures in the industrial world: the silk industries of Lyons and London, 1800-1850 / Alain Cottereau -- 3. The rise and decline of flexible production: the cutlery industry of Solingen since the eighteenth century / Rudolf Boch -- 4. Manufacturing flexibility in nineteenth-century Switzerland: social and institutional foundations of decline and revival in calico-printing and watchmaking / Beatrice Veyrassat -- 5. Between flexibility and mass production: strategic ambiguity and selective adaptation in the British engineering industry, 1830-1914 / Jonathan Zeitlin -- 6. The lost paradigm: an Italian metalworking empire between competing models of production, 1900-1920 / Alain Dewerpe
7. "Have a heart for the manufacturers!": production, distribution and the decline of American textile manufacturing / Philip Scranton -- 8. The small-holder economy in Denmark: the exception as variation / Peer Hull Kristensen and Charles Sabel -- 9. In search of flexibility: the Bologna metalworking industry, 1900-1992 / Vittorio Capecchi -- 10. Local industry and actors' strategies: from combs to plastics in Oyonnax / Jean Saglio -- 11. Producing producers: shippers, shipyards and the cooperative infrastructure of the Norwegian maritime complex since 1850 / Hakon and Andersen
Notes Papers from an international seminar on "Historical alternatives to mass production."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Economic history -- 1750-1918 -- Congresses.
Economic history -- 1750-1918.
Economic history -- 1918- -- Congresses.
Flexible manufacturing systems -- History -- 19th century -- Congresses.
Economic history -- 1918-
Industrialization -- History -- 19th century -- Congresses.
Industrialization -- History.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Sabel, Charles F.
Zeitlin, Jonathan.
Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (Paris, France)
LC no. 96013016
ISBN 0521495555
0521894433 (paperback)
2735107515 (hardback France only)