Mechanical to digital printing in Scotland: the print employers’ organisation



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John Gennard

A hun­dred years ago, twen­ty three del­e­gates from all over Scot­land met in the North British Hotel, Edin­burgh, and found­ed the Scot­tish Alliance of Mas­ters in the Print­ing and Allied Trades, lat­er known as the Scot­tish Mas­ter Print­ers Soci­ety and the Scot­tish Print Employ­ers Fed­er­a­tion, and now known as Graph­ic Enter­prise Scotland.
The author skil­ful­ly por­trays the his­to­ry of the organ­i­sa­tion though its changes of name and a cen­tu­ry of tech­no­log­i­cal change. It explores the chang­ing rela­tion­ships with the print unions and with the print­ing employ­ers’ organ­i­sa­tion based in Lon­don, and will be of inter­est to his­to­ri­ans of twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry indus­tri­al rela­tions as well as those inter­est­ed in the print­ing industry.
The late John Gen­nard was Emer­i­tus Pro­fes­sor of Human Resource Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Strath­clyde Busi­ness School.
Pub­lished by the Scot­tish Print­ing Archival Trust in asso­ci­a­tion with Graph­ic Enter­prise Scot­land, Novem­ber 2010. Soft cov­er, 229x152mm, 512pp.

ISBN: 978–0‑9563043–1‑5

This titles has been reviewed in the jour­nals Busi­ness His­to­ry, and the Edin­burgh Bib­li­o­graph­i­cal Journal