Sources of Industrial Leadership: Studies of Seven Industries

Sources of Industrial Leadership: Studies of Seven Industries

by David C. Mowery
     
 

ISBN-10: 052164254X

ISBN-13: 9780521642545

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521642545
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

1. 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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