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Publication date: 1 March 2002

John Richard Edwards, Trevor Boyns and Mark Matthews

The use of accounting to help apply the principles of scientific management to business affairs is associated with the adoption of standard costing and budgetary control…

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The use of accounting to help apply the principles of scientific management to business affairs is associated with the adoption of standard costing and budgetary control. This first British industry‐based study of the implementation of these calculative techniques makes use of the case study research tool to interrogate archival data relating to leading iron and steel companies. We demonstrate the adoption of standard costing and budgetary control early on (during the inter‐war period) by a single economic unit, United Steel Companies Ltd, where innovation is attributed to the engineering and scientific background and US experiences of key personnel. Elsewhere, significant management accounting change occurred only with the collapse in iron and steel corporate profitability that began to become apparent in the late 1950s. The process of accounting change is addressed and the significance for our study of the notions of evolution and historical discontinuity is examined. The paper is contextualised through an assessment of initiatives from industry‐based regulatory bodies and consideration of the economic circumstances and business conditions within which management accounting practices were the subject of radical revision.

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Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 15 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0951-3574

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Publication date: 1 August 1997

Frank Mellor

The improvements in quality of advanced aerospace steels have brought new challenges for the materials testing and inspection teams. Looks at the advances of this type of…

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The improvements in quality of advanced aerospace steels have brought new challenges for the materials testing and inspection teams. Looks at the advances of this type of testing at British Steel Engineering Steels. Details non‐destructive testing of aerospace steels and the ultrasonic immersion tank. Finally looks at Engineering Steels’ recent investments in automation.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 69 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 October 1958

F.A. Kirk and J. Williams

The purpose of this article is to make a detailed comparison of the corrosion and heat resisting steels specified in Great Britain and in the United States, for use in the…

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The purpose of this article is to make a detailed comparison of the corrosion and heat resisting steels specified in Great Britain and in the United States, for use in the petroleum industry. The great advances that have been made in the design of steels from the beginning of this century are due to discoveries made by Brearley and Pasel of the beneficial effects of chromium upon the scaling and corrosion resistance of iron. This article is a condensed version of the paper presented at the 1957 International Petroleum Equipment Conference at Stuttgart.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 5 no. 10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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Publication date: 1 January 1975

Angela M. Allott

An account of the practical steps involved in building up, maintaining and exploiting a specialized collection of trade literature, standards and specifications, data…

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An account of the practical steps involved in building up, maintaining and exploiting a specialized collection of trade literature, standards and specifications, data compilations, and related material to produce a user‐orientated service (World Metal Index WMI). The origin and scope of the collection is outlined, together with the basic routines of updating (management responsibility, job allocation, delegation and supervision). The problems involved in co‐ordinating input from manufacturers, government organizations, national standards bodies, material users and commercially published sources in many languages are covered. The organization of files, indexing rules, etc. is described. The ‘spin‐offs’ and by‐products of the WMI are indicated. An attempt is made to answer the questions: Is the collection a successful information tool? Does it benefit the user? Finally, possible future developments are mentioned.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 27 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 May 1996

Terry Savage

Examines the environmental cause and effects of automotive corrosion. Lists the four categories of this corrosion. Reports on British Steel's anti‐corrosive coatings, plus…

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Examines the environmental cause and effects of automotive corrosion. Lists the four categories of this corrosion. Reports on British Steel's anti‐corrosive coatings, plus its Zodiac hot‐dip galvanizing line, Llanwern, and its electro‐galvanizing line, Shotton. Comments on R&D into coatings for strip products at British Steel's Welsh Laboratories, Port Talbot. Discusses under‐bonnet corrosion protection.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 43 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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Publication date: 1 November 1958

F.A. Kirk and J. Williams

This article, Part I of which appeared in last month's CORROSION TECHNOLOGY, is intended to provide a comparison of the corrosion‐and heat‐resistant steels specified in…

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This article, Part I of which appeared in last month's CORROSION TECHNOLOGY, is intended to provide a comparison of the corrosion‐and heat‐resistant steels specified in Great Britain and the U.S.A. for use in the Petroleum Industry. The article is a condensed version of the paper presented at the 1957 International Petroleum Equipment Conference.

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 5 no. 11
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ISSN: 0003-5599

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Publication date: 1 March 1996

Tom Redman, Adrian Wilkinson and Ed Snape

Examines the factors which underpin the success of total quality management (TQM) initiatives. Uses data drawn from an in‐ depth, longitudinal case study of British Steel

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Examines the factors which underpin the success of total quality management (TQM) initiatives. Uses data drawn from an in‐ depth, longitudinal case study of British Steel Teesside Works. Provides information on the background to the case study and an overview of the historical development of TQM. Evaluates TQM’s contribution to organizational success against five main criteria: health and safety; environment; efficiency; supplier management; and changing organizational culture and employee attitudes. Concludes by discussing the key factors in the sustaining of TQM in the case organization.

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International Journal of Manpower, vol. 17 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7720

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Publication date: 1 January 1965

R. HINDSON

The British iron and steel industry has long been conscious of the need to provide facilities for the free interchange of relevant information. It was, in fact, the…

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The British iron and steel industry has long been conscious of the need to provide facilities for the free interchange of relevant information. It was, in fact, the consciousness that the free interchange of information is necessary to a prosperous industry which led to the establishment of the Iron and Steel Institute in 1869.

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Aslib Proceedings, vol. 17 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0001-253X

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Publication date: 1 September 1970

The Minister of Technology (hereinafter referred to as “the Minister”) in exercise of his powers under section 40 of the Iron and Steel Act 1949, as revived and amended by…

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The Minister of Technology (hereinafter referred to as “the Minister”) in exercise of his powers under section 40 of the Iron and Steel Act 1949, as revived and amended by section 31 of the Iron and Steel Act 1967, and after consultation with the British Steel Corporation and such organisations as appear to him to be representative of persons concerned, hereby makes the following regulations:—

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Managerial Law, vol. 8 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 December 1999

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Anti-Corrosion Methods and Materials, vol. 46 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0003-5599

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