Chapter Fifteen. Industrial Mobilization and War Economies

  1. John Horne Professor member
  1. Theo Balderston Senior Lecturer

Published Online: 19 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323634.ch15

A Companion to World War I

A Companion to World War I

How to Cite

Balderston, T. (2010) Industrial Mobilization and War Economies, in A Companion to World War I (ed J. Horne), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323634.ch15

Editor Information

  1. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Author Information

  1. University of Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405123860

Online ISBN: 9781444323634



  • industrial mobilization and war economies;
  • field of forces - restoring fronts after breaching;
  • calculating impact of war on production - estimating war-related production as proportion of the total supply of goods and services available;
  • foreign borrowing - severe constraints on increased net importing;
  • organization of war economy - management of supply of actual munitions, management of conflicting demands of munitions and civilian industries;
  • food supplies - important traditional functions of government


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Logistics and Economic Mobilization

  • Supplying the War Effort

  • Funding the War

  • Organizing and Controlling the War Economy

  • Food Supply

  • References and Further Reading