Economic growth in Scotland between the wars: the role of production structure and rationalization.

N K Buxton

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    Abstract

    Examines the development and performance of the Scottish economy, stressing the relatively poor growth achieved and the extent of 'The Scottish problem' after World War I. Then the conflicting arguments over the role of industrial structure and its effect on Scottish economic performance are examined, challenging the popular view that there was no great difference between the industrial pattern in Scotland and GB as a whole, and arguing that significant structural differences constituted a major factor in Scotland's poor performance between the wars. Examines the efforts made by bring supply more into line with demand, and finally considers whether more positive forms of rationalization might have obviated the observed industrial weaknesses. -after Author

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)538-555
    Number of pages18
    JournalEconomic History Review
    Volume33
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1980

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