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'Specialities Still Continue to Increase Amazingly': Division of Labour Among Building-Related Firms

Powell, Christopher Glyn 2002. 'Specialities Still Continue to Increase Amazingly': Division of Labour Among Building-Related Firms. Accounting Business & Financial History 12 (1) , pp. 43-72. 10.1080/09585200110107957

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Abstract

Growth of division of labour among building-related firms in Bristol between 1850 and 1939 was virtually continuous, with fastest growth between c. 1900 and 1920. By contrast, the onset and subsequent retardation of accelerated growth in London occurred earlier. Probable influences favouring growth were the extent of the market, falling transaction costs and, particularly, technical innovation and diffusion, apparently associated with recession in total building activity. Innovations were a strong source of division of labour in the fields of building component and materials processing, and the installation of building services.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
T Technology > TH Building construction
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building; Construction; Division Of Labour; Technical Innovation; Sub-Contracting
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1466-4275
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2016 22:04
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/2146

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