Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Growth and Dissolution of a Large-Scale Business EnterpriseThe Furness Interest, 1892-1919$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gordon Boyce

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780986497391

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780986497391.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM LIVERPOOL SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.liverpool.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Liverpool University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in LSO for personal use.date: 27 June 2022

Industrial Operations and Performance, 1900-1914

Industrial Operations and Performance, 1900-1914

(p.143) Chapter 6 Industrial Operations and Performance, 1900-1914
The Growth and Dissolution of a Large-Scale Business Enterprise

Gordon Boyce

Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines the operations of the Furness Group’s industrial holdings between 1900 and 1914, and investigates the reasons for their varied performance. It considers Christopher Furness’ strategy in attempt to determine how appropriate it was, plus the effectiveness of policy implementation and how broader economic conditions influenced profitability. It also explores the support networks between allied enterprises and the commercial ties that arose within the Furness Group. It considers the capabilities and output of the Furness-owned shipyards during the period; the pattern of group shipbuilding orders; in-depth commentaries on the performance of the Furness Group’s engineering, steel, and coal interests and sub-companies; plus the links between the company’s shipping and steel interests. It concludes that Furness was both a bold investor and a defensive strategist, and that though operational difficulties arose when absorbing companies the vast majority survived as part of the Furness Group.

Keywords:   Shipping Operations, British Shipyards, Shipyard Economics, British Shipbuilding, British Coal, British Steel Companies

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.