Sources of Industrial Leadership: Studies of Seven Industriesby David C. Mowery
Pub. Date: 09/28/2009
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 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 focus 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.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction David C. Mowery and Richard R. Nelson; 2. Semiconductors Richard N. Langlois and W. Edward Steinmueller; 3. Computers Timothy F. Bresnahan and Franco Malerba; 4. Computer software David C. Mowery; 5. Machine tools Roberto Mazzoleni; 6. Chemicals Ashish Arora, Ralph Landau and Nathan Rosenberg; 7. Pharmaceuticals Rebecca Henderson, Luigi Orsenigo and Gary Pisano; 8. Medical devices Annetine Gelijns and Nathan Rosenberg; 9. Conclusion David C. Mowery and Richard R. Nelson.
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