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New Technology Policy and Social Innovations in the Firm [NOOK Book]

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In the light of increased discussion of technology policy by all major industrial countries, this volume presents the state of the debates and institutional change in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and Canada. It goes on to present studies of the major changes taking place in these countries, with regards to the adoption of new technology, and the reorganization of institutions to suit these changes.
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Overview

In the light of increased discussion of technology policy by all major industrial countries, this volume presents the state of the debates and institutional change in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and Canada. It goes on to present studies of the major changes taking place in these countries, with regards to the adoption of new technology, and the reorganization of institutions to suit these changes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317741015
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction: Technical and organizational change in Western enterprises and the policy environment 1
I New technology policy in industrialized countries 9
1 Britain's evolving technology policy: the end of defence domination 11
2 Science and technology policy in the United States: trading-in the 1950 model 38
3 Technical alliances in Canada: a transaction cost analysis of national and provincial policy interventions 58
II Technological alliances of industrial firms 73
4 Technological alliances in Canadian industry 75
5 High-tech entrepreneurship and organizational choice 95
6 European alliance strategies in the information-processing industries 122
7 Technical alliances of Japanese firms: an 'industrial restructuring' account of the latest phase of capitalist development 150
III Adoption of new technologies and new productive organization 171
8 The Japanization of industry: a review of developments in the UK and Canada 173
9 What about concurrent engineering? 187
10 Rational calculations and information-gathering systems 207
11 Information technologies and educational systems in France, Germany and Italy 226
12 SME competitiveness, new technology, information and formation 240
Index 260
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