About Us

Industrial Systems Research: independent multidisciplinary professional research, consultancy & publishing since 1977


Established in Manchester, England in 1977 Industrial Systems Research carries out original research and consultancy projects in the industrial-commercial field.

The firm publishes documents in print and electronic format for sale to business, academic and governmental customers worldwide.

It also advises other researchers and consultants on business-economic and related topics, research methods, and information sources – and makes editorial inputs and substantive data contributions to the research projects and publications of other organizations.

Please explore our website.  We hope you will find something of value in it.

In addition to providing content and other information on its publications, the site sets out Industrial Systems Research’s main areas of expertise in the research and consultancy field.

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Industrial Systems Research

Manchester, England

Research and consultancy

Industrial Systems Research has special expertise in:

● International differences in business-economic growth and performance;

● Business-economic aspects of new technologies;

● Investment, growth, and employment in local communities;

● The political-legal environment of business;

● Business banking and finance; and

● Trends and issues in household consumption, savings and investment.


Industrial Systems Research publishes research studies on a wide range of business, economic, and political topics. Besides books, we publish standalone articles on various topical issues in business, economics, and politics.

Details of individual titles are available through the Publications Catalogue.

New and recently revised books include a business-economic survey and analysis of technological development in industry; a study of the management of business lending; and a modern language version of Adam Smith’s classic The Wealth of Nations.

Among other things, Industrial Systems Research is a Google Books partner. Digital versions of our books (readable on all the main kinds of digital reading devices) are available to preview/buy online in most markets from the Google Play store.