In Praise of Hard Industries

In Praise of Hard Industries : Why Manufacturing, Not the New Economy is the Key to Future Prosperity

3.6 (10 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Hardback
By (author) 

List price: US$27.92

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


Eamonn Fingleton argues that any country that adopts the new economy route at the expense of a manufacturing base risks economic enfeeblement. He looks at areas for the wellbeing of an advanced nation a range of jobs, strong exports and world beating wages.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 164 x 240mm | 672g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion Business (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • tabs.
  • 0752813897
  • 9780752813899

Review Text

There is increasing emphasis today on the importance of service businesses, but this book examines the contribution of manufacturing to the well-being of the economy. Fingleton argues that any country that focuses on the 'new economy' rather than manufacturing risks economic enfeeblement. He claims that modern manufacturing has moved to a more sophisticated and profitable level, and examines three key areas in which it has strong advantages: a wide range of jobs, strong exports and world-beating wages. He demonstrates his message with the examples of Singapore, Germany and Switzerland, whose economic strengths derive from their rock-solid commitment to manufacturing. (Kirkus UK)
show more

Rating details

10 ratings
3.6 out of 5 stars
5 10% (1)
4 50% (5)
3 30% (3)
2 10% (1)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X