Market Services and the Productivity Race, 1850-2000
British Performance in International Perspective
By (author) Stephen Broadberry
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Market Services and the Productivity Race, 1850-2000 by Stephen Broadberry
Book DescriptionNow 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 Britain's comparative productivity performance over the last 150 years. Whereas in the mid-nineteenth century Britain had higher productivity than the United States and Germany, by 1990 both countries had overtaken Britain. The key to achieving high productivity was the 'industrialisation' of market services, which involved both the serving of business and the provision of mass-market consumer services in a more business like fashion. Comparative productivity varied with the uneven spread of industrialised service sector provision across sectors. Stephen Broadberry provides a quantitative overview of these trends, together with a qualitative account of developments within individual sectors, including shipping, railways, road and air transport, telecommunications, wholesale and retail distribution, banking, and finance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521867184
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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A major reassessment of Britain's comparative productivity performance over the last 150 years.
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Author Biography - Stephen Broadberry
Stephen Broadberry is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. His recent books include The Productivity Race: British Manufacturing in International Perspective (1997) and, as editor with Mark Harrison, The Economics of World War I (2005).
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