World of Possibilities

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Flexibility and Mass Production in Western Industrialization

By by Charles F. Sabel, Jonathan Zeitlin

Sub Title : Flexibility and Mass Production in Western Industrialization

Written by : by Charles F. Sabel, Jonathan Zeitlin

Subject Category : Business

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This book retells the history of Western industrialization, revealing possibilities unexplored in the nineteenth century, variants of which have come to transform present day economies. It shows that economic actors have historically been more aware of the great strategic choices they faced than standard theory credits them with being, and this surprising acuity allows them to imagine and put into practice solutions which current theories of industrial organization have scarcely anticipated. The book is therefore at one and the same time a contribution to a substantive revision of the history of mechanized production and a propaedeutic in a form of explanation that approximates the knowledge of the actor to the knowledge of the theorist. The volume groups essays presented by a multinational team of historians and social scientists drawing on intensive primary research on a wide range of firms, regions, sectors and national economies in Western Europe and the United States from the eighteenth century to the 1990s. Cambridge University Press; May 1997 ISBN 9780511887994 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: World of Possibilities Author: Charles F. Sabel (ed.); Jonathan Zeitlin (ed.) Imprint: Cambridge University Press Subject categories Business > Economic History Business > Industries History > World ISBNs 051188799X 9780521495554 9780511887994 In The Press 'This excellent book … is a scholarly and rigorous academic text, drawing upon a wide range of multi-national research, impressive in its historical breadth and depth. It makes us think about how we think and write history … It is quite simply good history.' Labour History Review

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051188799X - 9780521495554 - 9780511887994

In The Press:

'This excellent book … is a scholarly and rigorous academic text, drawing upon a wide range of multi-national research, impressive in its historical breadth and depth. It makes us think about how we think and write history … It is quite simply good history.' Labour History Review

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Cambridge University Press