History of the Swiss Watch Industry: From Jacques David to Nicolas Hayek- Third Edition (Paperback)

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This book tackles the history of the Swiss watch industry in a global perspective: it gives particular attention to rival nations such as the United Kingdom, the USA and Japan. The author demonstrates how Swiss watchmakers succeeded in facing various challenges: the industrialization of production at the end of the 19th century, the delocalization of production in the interwar years and globalization since the 1960's. These challenges helped Switzerland to maintain and strengthen its position as a leader on the world market. This study shows how innovation and new technologies, the industrial policy of the Swiss authorities, the industrial district organization and the relations with trade unions explain the worldwide success of the Swiss watch industry.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783034316453
ISBN-10: 3034316453
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: December 16th, 2014
Pages: 161
Language: English