By combining and recombining these factors as well as explaining the evolution of society, Koistinen cites three distinct phases of economic mobilization: preindustrial, transitional, and industrial.
Given his four-factor, three-stage framework, it will be interesting to learn whether his forthcoming volumes maintain that a fourth post-industrial age of economic mobilization is emerging with a new century.
The chapters range from discussions of unemployment and the motor vehicle industry in the 1930s, to the role of private and state industry in military preparation and imperialism, to the connection between domestic tensions and the decision to go to war, to questions regarding the extent of Germany's economic mobilization
and its rationalization in the second part of the war.
Of particular recommendation are the chapters addressing the American, Soviet, British, and German economic mobilizations
The picture of the Second World War that emerges from this study, therefore, is that corporatist trends typically failed to mesh with the requirements of political control and economic mobilization
. This is a fresh, original perspective, well supported by copious research and innovative analysis.
Schwartz--who roughed out a sketch of the two-sided economic accounts that were prepared during World War II to provide information needed for economic mobilization
. The same team prepared the first precise formulation of the accounting system in 1947 and wrote the first detailed explanation of its conceptual framework in 1951.
Preparedness and full national economic mobilization were keys to ultimate victory in World War II.
The industrial mobilization plan promulgated in 1939 assumed that economic mobilization could commence prior to the actual outbreak of hostilities against the United States.
Yet, unlike Germany, Austria-Hungary, Italy, and Russia, the economic mobilization
of England, France, and the United States was in civilian hands and more successful.