War contracting and artillery production in Spain

  title={War contracting and artillery production in Spain},
  author={A. Gonz{\'a}lez Enciso},
  journal={Business History},
  pages={104 - 87}
Abstract This article is part of a special issue on the relation between war and military enterprises in the long eighteenth century. The focus is on artillery as a military enterprise providing for the needs of the army and the navy. The paper shows the difficulties faced by Spain in producing guns (cast iron and bronze). The structure of ownership of firms, the nature of production systems, and scarcity of funding and technological shortcomings are considered. The state turned to monopolistic… Expand