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Banks and Industrial Finance in Britain, 1800 1939

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Texte du rabat This accessible study investigates the role of banks in the finance of British industry, an issue which has long be... Lire la suite
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This accessible study investigates the role of banks in the finance of British industry, an issue which has long been the subject of dispute. From one perspective the history of British finance is one of success: from the late nineteenth century the City of London was the leading financial centre in the international economy. Yet there has been much disquiet over the level of support that banks have given to British Industry, particularly when Britain s economic hegemony was challenged at the end of the nineteenth century, and during the malaise which followed the First World War. Michael Collins weighs the conflicting arguments. Is there evidence of failure in the money markets? Has the estrangement of financial and industrial capital hindered Britain s economic development? He places these and other questions in historical context and provides a survey of recent literature on this contentious subject.

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Despite the City of London's importance as a financial centre, there is much dispute over the level of support that banks have given to British Industry. Michael Collins' accessible study weighs the conflicting arguments, placing them in an historical context and providing a survey of literature on this contentious subject.

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Acknowledgements; 1. The nature of the problem; 2. Explanatory schema; 3. Industrial finance before 1870; 4. Banks and industry, 1870-1914; 5. City vs industry, 1870-1914; 6. The interwar period; 7. Summary; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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Titre: Banks and Industrial Finance in Britain, 1800 1939
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Code EAN: 9780521557825
ISBN: 978-0-521-55782-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Cambridge Univ Pr
Genre: Généralités et lexiques
nombre de pages: 120
Poids: 181g
Taille: H213mm x B136mm x T7mm
Année: 2006
Auflage: Cambridge Univ

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