Armaments firms, the state procurement system, and the Naval Industrial Complex in Edwardian Britain

LLOYD-JONES, Roger and LEWIS, Merv (2011). Armaments firms, the state procurement system, and the Naval Industrial Complex in Edwardian Britain. Essays in Economics and Business History, 29, 23-39.

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://www.ebhsoc.org/journal/index.php/journal/in...
Related URLs:

    Abstract

    This article examines the relationship between Britain’s armament firms and the state’s procurement system, presenting a case for a Naval Industrial Complex (NIC) in the years immediately before the Great War. It argues that in Edwardian Britain a nuanced set of institutional networks were established between the Admiralty and a small elite group of armament manufacturers. The NIC demonstrates the close collaboration between the armament firms supplying the Admiralty and between the Admiralty and an elite group of private contractors. This article concludes that the NIC did not lead to profiteering by contactors, and they did supply the warships and naval ordnance that enabled Britain to out build Germany in the naval race.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Humanities Research Centre
    Page Range: 23-39
    Depositing User: Sam Wharam
    Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2012 13:34
    Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 13:34
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6269

    Actions (login required)

    View Item View Item

    Downloads

    Downloads per month over past year

    View more statistics