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Scott LithgowDejá Vu All Over Again! The Rise and Fall of a Shipbuilding Company$
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Lewis Johnman and Hugh Murphy

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780973893403

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780973893403.001.0001

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(p.343) Chapter 9 Conclusion
Scott Lithgow

Lewis Johnman

Hugh Murphy

Liverpool University Press

The conclusion cites management failure as the core reason for the decline of Scott Lithgow, a combination of the inaccurately perceived superiority of British ships; reluctance to modernise; and inability to fend off intense foreign competition. Present across the entire industry, these factors caused the widespread collapse British shipbuilding. Scott Lithgows is merely one example amongst many.

Keywords:   Maritime Economics, Maritime Labour, Maritime Shipbuilding, Trafalgar House, Port Glasgow, Clyde Shipbuilding

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