There are many popular books regarding the steel industry, this is just a couple of them. The first title; The U. S. Steel Industry in Recurrent Crisis: Policy Options in a Competitive World, talks about the steel industry, how it has interacted with the economy of the past and the economy of the present. It identifies steel as a declining industry and tries to touch on many factors that would affect the decline of the industry, including the lack of capital to update and modernize the production facilities.
Is New Technology Enough? Making and Remaking U. S. Basic Industries is another book that examines the steel marketplace. It also examines international trade and the effect this trade has had on the competitiveness of the U. S. economy. This book examines new technology and economic progress. The steel industry is one of five different industries this book examines.
The Steel Crisis: The Economics and Politics of a Declining Industry is a study of the U. S. steel industry, it examines the impact the industry has had on the quality of life and the range of alternatives that have become available to the American public. It is also an analysis of corporate efforts to rationalize the processes of private production along with the effects the efforts have had in the lives of the general public. It is believed that the steel industry is at the heart of the U. S. economic and political systems. It serves as a test bed to raise questions regarding the location and exercise of power within the United States.
Up from the Ashes: The Rise of the Steel Minimill in the United States is a book that documents the growth of the ?¢‚Ç¨Àúminimills?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢. The book compares the economic performance of these little mills with the larger steel companies. The author examines the fact that the minimills are in increasing numbers, moving into a more sophisticated group of product lines. In doing this, they are taking markets away from both the importers and also the larger steel companies. The difference between the minimills and the large mills is that they appear to be able to keep their costs as low as any other producers throughout the world. They may not be able to produce the higher grades of steel, but they are doing a fine job in recapturing much of the steel market from the imports.