Sources of Industrial Leadership: Studies of Seven Industries / Edition 1

Sources of Industrial Leadership: Studies of Seven Industries / Edition 1

by David C. Mowery
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521645204

ISBN-13: 9780521645201

Pub. Date: 06/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book describes and analyzes how seven major high-tech industries evolved in the United States, Japan, and Western Europe. The industries covered are machine tools, organic chemical products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, computers, semiconductors, and software. In each of these industries, firms located in one country or a very few countries became the clear…  See more details below

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This book describes and analyzes how seven major high-tech industries evolved in the United States, Japan, and Western Europe. The industries covered are machine tools, organic chemical products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, computers, semiconductors, and software. In each of these industries, firms located in one country or a very few countries became the clear technological and commercial leaders. In a number of cases, the locus of leadership changed, sometimes more than once, over the course of the histories studied. The emphasis of the book is on the key factors that supported the emergence of national leadership in each industry, and the reasons behind the shifts when they occurred. Special attention is given to the national policies that helped to create, or sustain, industrial leadership.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521645201
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2015
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
409
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Contributors
1Introduction1
2The Evolution of Competitive Advantage in the Worldwide Semiconductor Industry, 1947-199619
3Industrial Dynamics and the Evolution of Firms' and Nations' Competitive Capabilities in the World Computer Industry79
4The Computer Software Industry133
5Innovation in the Machine Tool Industry: A Historical Perspective on the Dynamics of Comparative Advantage169
6Dynamics of Comparative Advantage in the Chemical Industry217
7The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Revolution in Molecular Biology: Interactions Among Scientific, Institutional, and Organizational Change267
8Diagnostic Devices: An Analysis of Comparative Advantages312
9Explaining Industrial Leadership359
Index383

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