This book, first published in 1932, provides a survey of the subject of railway economics as a whole, including the theory and practice of railway charging; State regulation and ownership; railway amalgamation; railway capital; railway organization and labour problems. In addition a critical examination is made of the economic questions involved in electrification, train speeds, railway-owned road transport and other problems.
Excerpt from Outlines of Railway Economics The book owes its origin to a course of lectures on "Economics with special reference to Railways," which I gave at the Midland Railway Institute, Derby, and at the University of Sheffield, during the past winter. Each week a resume of the lecture was published in The Railway News, and these resumes form the basis of the book. I owe my best thanks to Mr. Frederick M'Dermott, the Editor of The Railway News, for kindly allowing me to make what use I wanted of the resumés. I have revised the whole of them, eliminated the lecture form, divided the matter up into chapters, re-written certain portions, and made various additions and alterations. I have approached railway problems from the standpoint of an economist, and have sought to show how the economic principles which underlie business and industry in general apply to railways in particular. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
This set of previously out-of-print titles is an essential reference collection on the topic of transport economics. Providing in-depth analysis on a variety of aspects, including the economics of the airfreight, shipping and rail industries, it also examines the economics of road transport and more focused areas such as containerisation.
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This book explores the phenomenal resources dedicated to understanding and encouraging passengers to consume travel from 1900 to 1939, analysing how place and travel were presented for sale. Using the Great Western Railway as a chief case study, as well as a range of its competitors both on and off the rails, Alexander Medcalf unravels the complex and ever-changing processes behind corporate sales communications. This volume analyses exactly how the company pictured passengers in the countryside, at the seaside, in the urban landscape and in the company’s vehicles. This thematic approach brings transport and business history thoroughly in line with tourism and leisure history as well as studies in visual culture.
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This volume analyses three themes of economic performance. The first theme looks at how business culture influences firm behavior, how the human resource function, and corporate governance aids firm performance. The Second theme focuses on how integration policy increases competitiveness and how social, economic and institutional factors contribute to economic development. The final theme analyses the impact of air transport regulations on growth, and economic policy in railways. This collection will appeal to those in academia, business and policy institutions.