Book | 1991

Competitiveness and the State: Government and Business in Twentieth-Century Britain

by G. Jones and M. W. Kirby

Abstract

Tis book looks at the relationship between the British government and business since 1900, and examines the impact of government policies on business, productivity and competitiveness. The authors argue that government has a legitimate role to play in improving competitiveness, but that many policies pursued in twentieth century Britain were largely ineffectual or inconsistent compared to other European countries.

Keywords: Policy; Business History; Political History; Performance Consistency; Performance Effectiveness; Performance Productivity; Business and Government Relations; Competitive Strategy; Europe;

Citation:

Jones, G., and M. W. Kirby, eds. Competitiveness and the State: Government and Business in Twentieth-Century Britain. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1991.