Introduction: British Industrial Decline and the Armament Trade

  • Kenneth Warren
Part of the Studies in Business History book series (STBH)


It is common to trace concern about the decreasing competitiveness of British industry back at least to the 1870s. Of the relative national decline there can be no doubt, although there may be much dispute as to its scale according to the indicators employed. Debate about the causes continues to be lively. The study of the northern firm of Armstrongs which follows may illuminate some of the themes of this discussion.


Military Equipment Merge Firm Armament Trade Technical High School British Industry 
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© Kenneth Warren 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth Warren
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  1. 1.Jesus CollegeOxfordUK

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