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The Resource A History of GKN : Volume 2 The Growth of a Business, 1918–45, by Edgar Jones, (electronic resource)

A History of GKN : Volume 2 The Growth of a Business, 1918–45, by Edgar Jones, (electronic resource)

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A History of GKN : Volume 2 The Growth of a Business, 1918–45
Title
A History of GKN
Title remainder
Volume 2 The Growth of a Business, 1918–45
Statement of responsibility
by Edgar Jones
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This history of GKN (formerly Guest, Keen & Nettlefolds) shows the dramatic changes which occurred to the group in the 25 years following the end of the first world war. It describes the merger with the steelmakers, John Lysaght, the development by acquisition of its fastener interests and the extension of the business into Australia and India. With the rise of H.Seymour Berry, Lord Buckland and Sir David Llewellyn to the highest ranks of its management, a new strategy for growth was implemented: the takeover of major collieries in South Wales and associated sales and marketing companies. Undertaken in the harsh competitive twenties, the plan foundered on the slump. The thirties saw GKN divest itself of its coal and heavy steel interests to bring the focus back to light engineering in the Midlands. A return to sound profits was interrupted by the Second World War which caused disruption as the group was called upon to manufacture munitions and machinery demanded by the armed forces. Using internal company records, this business history reveals strategic policy decisions, demonstrates the sources of income and assesses the strengths of the management and contribution of the workforce.--
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Jones, Edgar
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Springer
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  • Production management
  • Social history
  • Industries
Label
A History of GKN : Volume 2 The Growth of a Business, 1918–45, by Edgar Jones, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-09664-0
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Publication
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-1-349-09664-0
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXXVII, 389 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781349096640
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1086550186
Label
A History of GKN : Volume 2 The Growth of a Business, 1918–45, by Edgar Jones, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-09664-0
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-1-349-09664-0
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXXVII, 389 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781349096640
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1086550186

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