A history of cold war industrialisation: Finnish shipbuilding between east and west
Bok, 2021

This monograph explores the economic consequences of the Cold War, a polarised world order which politicised technology and shaped industrial development. It provides a detailed archival-based history of the Finnish shipbuilding industry (1952-1996), which f lourished, thanks to the special relationship between Finland and the Soviet Union. Overall, it shows how a small country, Finland, gained power during the Cold War through international economic and technological cooperation. The work places Finland in a firmly international context and assesses the state-industry relationship from five different angles: technopolitics, trade infrastructure, techno-scientific cooperation, industrial reorganisation, and state aid. It presents a novel way to analyse industrialisation as an interaction between institutional stabilisation and f luctuation within a techno-economic system. In so doing, it makes empirical, theoretical, and methodological contributions to the history of industrial change. A History of Cold War Industrialisation will be of interest to advanced students and scholars in economic history, maritime history, Cold War history, and international political economy.

Författare

Saara Matala

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Science, Technology and Society, Science,Technology and Society

Ämneskategorier

Ekonomisk historia

Teknikhistoria

Historia

DOI

10.4324/9781003038825

ISBN

9781000406986

Utgivare

Routledge

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Senast uppdaterat

2021-10-28