Business Atlas Of Great Britain HB

Business Atlas Of Great Britain HB
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Out Of Print... The objectives of this atlas are two-fold. Firstly, it provides in one volume a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the major sectors of British industry and commerce- Secondly, it makes this information as accessible as possible by presenting it in graphic form. Accordingly twelve sectors of business have been examined and the data has been presented in colour maps and graphs. The Atlas is divided into four main parts. Part One is entitled General Background Information. It provides a broad economic and social back-cloth against which the more detailed industry and commerce sectors can be profiled. Part Two, Development Factors concentrates on those economic factors that influence industrial location and development. The final parts, Manufacturing Industries and Commerce and Services, contain detailed profiles on twelve sectors of British business. The current economic scene has encouraged the use of two guiding principles in the presentation of this Atlas. Much emphasis is now being placed on regional planning and development. Most of the information in this Atlas is analysed on a regional and in many cases a sub-regional basis. The map on page VIII defines the ten Economic Planning Regions of Great Britain. These areas are otherwise known as Standard Regions. Many of the employment statistics are presented on a more detailed sub-regional level. The map on page IX shows the sub-divisions of the Standard Regions. Each sub-division can be defined either by the local authorities or the employment exchange areas contained within it. The Yorkshire and Humberside Standard Region for instance comprises seven sub-divisions which contain a total of over 130 local authorities and over 60 employment exchange areas. Britain entry nto the European Economic Community, together with the Irish Republic and Denmark will mean a general enlargement of the market place for a large number of British businesses. Some maps, therefore, are devoted to providing comparisons of data across western Europe. The use of such international information is discussed in the introductory text to Part Three page 60). The countries analysed include all the members of the EEC together with Portugal, Spain. Sweden Finland, Austria, Norway and Switzerland. Despite the care that must be taken when working with these data, the international maps are useful in placing British business activities in a wider context.

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