1st Edition

Technological Diffusion and Industrialisation Before 1914





ISBN 9780815385929
Published February 7, 2020 by Routledge
220 Pages

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Book Description

Published in 1982 this is an introductory study of the international spread of modern industrial technology. The book considers the preconditions necessary for a country to adopt effectively modern industrial technology in the nineteenth century and the mechanisms by which this technology spread from one country to another. A global view is adopted and thus the book supplements others which are concerned with the industrial developmet of individual countries during the same period. It will be invaluable to anyone seeking an understanding of the early history of capitalism.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Process of Industrialisation and the Diffusion of Technology

1. Technological Diffusion and Nineteenth-Century Industrialisation

2. The Spread of Industrialisation Before 1914

Part 2: The Spread of Modern Industrial Technology: Preconditions

3. The Spread of Modern Agricultural Techniques Before 1914

4. The Size of the Market

5. Saving and the Rate of Capital Accumulation

6. The Financial Environment

7. Industrialisation and Labour Supply

8. Resource Endowment and Industrialisation

9. The Technical Factor in Industrialisation

10. Industrialisation and Entrepreneurship

Part 3: The Spread of Modern Industrial Technology: Mechanisms

11. The International Economy and the Diffusion of Modern Industrial Technology

12. The Competitive Market Economy

13. Investment Banks and Industrialisation in the Nineteenth Century

14. Industrialisation and the State

15. Industrialisation After 1914

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Biography

A. G. Kenwood