Machine Tooling in the United Kingdom

Colin Crouch and Joen Mahoney

in Changing Governance of Local Economies

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780199259403
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603020 | DOI:
 Machine Tooling in the United Kingdom

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This chapter examines the decline of the machine-tool industry in the UK. This decline is partially attributed to globalization and the British tradition of a low-cost strategy, short-term investment patterns, and general neglect of manufacturing. It argues that the institutions that can support industrial networks remain weak, despite evidence to the contrary.

Keywords: UK; machine-tool industry; manufacturing; collective competition goods; sectoral analysis

Chapter.  10365 words. 

Subjects: International Economics

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