Essential manufacturing

  • Gordon Mair
Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series


A few countries are rich due to having an abundance of natural resources, such as oil, or having some unique attribute, such as being a tax haven. These countries are in the minority. Most need to use the work of their population to create wealth. For them a healthy manufacturing industry is essential for prosperity. This chapter describes what manufacturing is, considers what is meant by the term ‘prosperity’, and shows why manufacturing is an indispensable creator of wealth.


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Further Reading

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    ‘Economics of the Real World’ by Peter Donaldson. 3rd Edition. Published by Penguin Books, 1992.Google Scholar
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    ‘Applied Economics: An Introductory Course’, Edited by A. Griffiths and S. Wall. 4th Edition. Published by Longman Group Ltd. 1991.Google Scholar
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    ‘The Living Economy’, Edited by Paul Ekins. Published by Rout-ledge and Kegan Paul, 1986.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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    ‘Whatever Happened to Britain?’, by John Eatwell. Published by BBC Publications, 1982.Google Scholar
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    ‘Manufacturing Into The Late 1990s’ A Report by the PA Consulting Group. Published by HMSO, 1989.Google Scholar
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    ‘The Finniston Report’ by Sir Monty Finniston. Published by HMSO, 1980.Google Scholar
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    ‘International Labour Office Yearbook of Labour Statistics’ (use latest edition).Google Scholar
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    ‘Europa World Yearbook’. Published by Europa Publications Ltd. (use latest edition).Google Scholar
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    ‘Industry and Development Global Report 1988–89’. Published by the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (1989).Google Scholar

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