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Industrial Geography of Wollen Textile Manufacturing in Poland after 1870

Dawson, AH; (1967) Industrial Geography of Wollen Textile Manufacturing in Poland after 1870. Doctoral thesis, University of London. Green open access

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Abstract

The thesis describes the geography of the woolen textile industry in Poland during certain periods of particular interest after 1870. The geography of the Industry is defined as the distribution of the varied types of mills of which the industry was composed, and the distribution of the employment and output. The industry in studied in the years between 1870 and 1914, in the 1930's, and in the period since the Second World War. Within this framework the thesis attempts to outline the distinctive patterns which developed in the distribution and form of the Polish industry during its growth in the environments of capitalism and socialism. The geography of the growing capitalist industry is studied in the period before 1914 and the pattern of development in the 1930's is also analysed, while the geography of the socialist industry in treated throughout the post-war years. The distribution and form of the industry is described at the beginning of two periods of growth after 1870 and 1945 in relation to the location and characteristics of the market for woollen textiles. The characteristic aims of capitalist and socialist management, which influenced the distribution and form of the industry, are observed. Attention is paid to the characteristic scales of operation and to the structure of production in the mills in each in important textile town and to the contrasts between the mills in the various towns at the conclusion of the period of growth in each environment. The changing distribution of the industry among its locations and the factors affecting the choices of new locations and the abandonment of others in the two environments are investigated during the periods before the First and after the Second World War.

Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Title:Industrial Geography of Wollen Textile Manufacturing in Poland after 1870
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language:English
Additional information:Thesis digitised by British Library EThOS.
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Geography

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