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Technological change and management in the British coal industry.

Adrian Campbell

Technological change and management in the British coal industry.

by Adrian Campbell

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Published by Brunel University in Uxbridge .
Written in English


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ContributionsHenley Management College.
The Physical Object
Pagination449p. ;
Number of Pages449
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22676700M

@article{osti_, title = {Economic development of the British coal industry}, author = {Mitchell, B.R.}, abstractNote = {The author estimates and analyzes the growth in capital and in the labor force employed in the British coal industry throughout the ninteenth century, as well as industry's output, costs, productivity, markets, technological changes, and methods of . problems arising from technological change. The technology of bituminous coal mining has changed dramatically in the United States* particularly in the years since World War II. Large-scale mechanization* the industry's principal response to .

  In the U.S. and Europe, the aim of advanced coal technology has been to capture and store CO 2 from flue gases, and coal gasification, sometimes together and sometimes separately. So far, the. Flinn's book is the first volume to appear in the five-volume history of the British coal industry commissioned by the National Coal Board in Although similar in intent and style to Ashton and Sykes's volume, Flinn's work is richer and more detailed, and will be the standard history of the coal industry of that period for a long time. The.

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Technological change and management in the British coal industry by Adrian Campbell Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book is an interim report on how the human problems of the British coal industry are handled under nationalization—one of the classic experiments in governmental control of a great industry.

and the description and analysis of incentive wage systems and the effect on these of technological change. The analysis of handling union Cited by: 4. This book is an interim report on how the human problems of the British coal industry are handled under nationalization -- one of the classic experiments in governmental control of a great industry.

The book makes clear why the future progress of the industry will depend on the solution of specific labor problems regardless of the system of ownership or which political.

The essays in this volume, each written by an acknowledged expert in the field, trace the fortunes of British coal technology as it spread across the European continent, from Sweden and Russia to the Alps and Spain, and supply an authoritative picture of industrial transformation in one of the key industries of the 19th by: 8.

Chapters highlight advances in coal mining technology, underground coal gas extraction, coal sizing, comminution and cleaning, and solid-liquid separation technologies for coal.

Further chapters focus on economic factors affecting coal preparation, post-treatment of coal, coal tailings treatment, and the optimisation, simulation and control of. Order from print. A scan fee will apply. Please login to continue. Changes in technology in underground mining: the switch from traditional ‘room and pillar’ to ‘longwall’ mining.

Introduced from Europe in the s, longwall mining was slow to be adopted by US coal operators, perhaps because the significant capital investment required upfront was not feasible for the small- to medium-sized operations that dominated US coal (Darmstadter.

Sustainable Management of Coal Preparation explains both the upstream and downstream of coal preparation, stressing clean coal technologies for coal utilization. It not only discusses the sustainability of coal preparation, but also considers the governance and management issues that come with fulfilling economic, social and environmental obligations of a sustainable mining.

Chapter Technological Change and Work Relations in the British Coal Mining Industry. In The New Division of Labour: Emerging Forms of Work. Ranging fromwhen British coal mining was at the height of its achievement, throughwhen it had become an ominous symbol of 20th-century Britain's inability to adapt to technological and economic change, this fourth volume demonstrates the extent to which the industry's problems were deeply rooted in its social, political, and.

Technological success has changed the life of everyone in the world and it has also changed the way coal mining companies explore and market coal. High-tech and safe exploitation and usage of coal is the demand of the 21st century. In order to correspond to these new requirements the effective organizing management of human resources must take.

During the period of the industrial revolution, as demand for coal soared thanks to iron and steam, as the technology to produce coal improved and the ability to move it increased, coal experienced a massive to production increased by 50% and nearly another % by During the later years of the first revolution, as steam power.

The History of the British Coal Industry: Volume 1: Before by John Hatcher, the book explores the economics and management of mining, the productivity and profitability of colliery enterprise, and the progress of technology.

Dr Hatcher examines the owners and operators of collieries and the sources of mining capital, as well as the.

s, British coal production “liberated” an area as large as the entire island (Sieferlep. ).3 The second argument traditionally made about coal is that local supplies of coal were essential, or at least highly desirable, if a region was to industrialize during the 19th century.

Matthias (, p. Nevertheless, a strong case could have been made that, given the continuing likelihood of cost-reducing technical change in the British coal industry, over a long period, retaining a British coal industry would have cost electricity consumers no more than the alternatives.

However this was not the issue at the forefront of the government's mind. The British Coal Corporation was a nationalised corporation responsible for the mining of coal in the United existed from the Labour Government 's Coal Industry Nationalisation Act establishing the National Coal Board (NCB) (−), until the disestablishment of the British Coal Corporation (−).

In the author's opinion, by the s the British coal mining industry will comprise a mixture of new mines and modernized long life mines operating at productivities around eight tons per.

A study of the transition by the Royal Navy from coal to oil, stimulated by First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill and Admiral Sir John (Jacky) Fisher, reveals a more complex story. Although technological change was a great success--every navy soon switched to oil--it did not constitute a strategic advance for Britain.

This volume studies the decline of a staple industry at a time of worldwide upheaval caused by war and economic slump. In British coalmining was at the height of its achievement and prosperity; by it was an ominous symbol of twentieth-century Britain's inability to adapt to technological and economic change and its social s: 1.

Inthe first coal mine was sunk under the Firth of Forth. ByBritish coal output stood at about 3m tonnes, increasing to. Well beforeBritain had become heavily dependent upon coal for its fuel, and coalmining had taken its place among the nation's staple industries.

This book traces the production and trade of coal from the intermittent small-scale activity which prevailed in the Middle Ages to the rapid expansion and rising importance which characterized the early modern era.

of using it, so that a new industrial economy was created based on a coal fuel technology that was an essential force in British industrialization. While there are allusions to the crucial theme of the place of coal in technological change, in the qualitative advance of British industry, it is not fully considered in Flinn's book.The magnificent technological constructions that appeared in America awed people, as David E.

Nye points out in his book American Technological Sublime (Cambridge, MA, ), and because of the force of technology and technological change, many people fell into the all too easy understanding that technology determined America’s subsequent.

This book provides a full account of the economic development of the British coal industry from to the First World War. It estimates and analyses the growth in the capital employed and the labour force in British collieries; their output, costs, productivity and markets; the changes in technology; and wage bargaining and determination in the : B.

R. Mitchell.