Transgressing the Moral Economy: Wheelerism and Management of the Nationalised Coal Industry in Scotland

@article{Perchard2011TransgressingTM,
  title={Transgressing the Moral Economy: Wheelerism and Management of the Nationalised Coal Industry in Scotland},
  author={Andrew Perchard and Jim Phillips},
  journal={Contemporary British History},
  year={2011},
  volume={25},
  pages={387 - 405}
}
This article illuminates the links between managerial style and political economy in post-1945 Britain, and explores the origins of the 1984–1985 miners' strike, by examining in longer historical context the abrasive attitudes and policies of Albert Wheeler, Scottish Area Director of the National Coal Board (NCB). Wheeler built on an earlier emphasis on production and economic criteria, and his micro-management reflected pre-existing centralising tendencies in the industries. But he was… 
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