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The Northern Ireland Linen Complex, 1950-1970

G. P. F. Steed
Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Vol. 64, No. 3 (Sep., 1974), pp. 397-408
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2562360
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The Northern Ireland Linen Complex, 1950-1970
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Abstract

The Northern Ireland linen complex declined sharply between 1950 and 1970. Demand and supply conditions deteriorated, localization economies altered in origin, and the focus on linen declined. Internal material linkages dropped as the complex became more capital intensive and organizationally integrated. Poor performance and passive adaptive behavior reflected and reinforced entrepreneurial and structural constraints. Technological and market changes raised requirements for larger firms and greater integration. The complex made few profits, despite technical progress and improved productivity. Its isolation continued to be more than geographic.

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