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    DescriptionThis book tackles the history of the Swiss watch industry in a global perspective: it gives particular attention to rival nations such as the United Kingdom, the USA and Japan. The author demonstrates how Swiss watchmakers succeeded in facing various challenges: the industrialization of production at the end of the 19th century, the delocalization of production in the interwar years and globalization since the 1960's. These challenges helped Switzerland to maintain and strengthen its position as a leader on the world market. This study shows how innovation and new technologies, the industrial policy of the Swiss authorities, the industrial district organization and the relations with trade unions explain the worldwide success of the Swiss watch industry.

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    History of the Swiss Watch Industry
    From Jacques David to Nicolas Hayek
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pierre-Yves Donze
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 170
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 5 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    ISBN 13: 9783034312356
    ISBN 10: 3034312350

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: KCZ
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: KNDH
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WEUROP
    BIC subject category V2: HBAH
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC subject category V2: HBLX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS016000, HIS010020, BUS023000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 21
    BISAC V2.8: BUS070000
    DC22: 338.47681114
    Libri: SCHX3080
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 338.4/768111409494
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 338.4768111409
    LC classification: HD9999.C583 S91813 2012
    Thema V1.0: KN, KCZ, NHAH, KND
    2, New edition
    Edition statement
    2nd New edition
    Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
    Imprint name
    Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
    Publication date
    07 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Pierre-Yves Donze is associate professor and hakubi scholar at Kyoto University. He was born in Switzerland and studied history at the University of Neuchatel, where he obtained his PhD in 2005, before doing stints as a visiting researcher in Japan and in the United States. He has published extensively on the watch industry and was awarded the prestigious Gaia Prize in 2011.
    Table of contents
    Contents: The Swiss Watch Industry during the first part of the 19th century (1800-1870) - The challenge of industrialization (1870-1918) - The watchmaking cartel (1920-1960) - Liberalization and globalization (1960-2010).