The Pan-Industrial Revolution: How New Manufacturing Titans Will Transform the World

The Pan-Industrial Revolution: How New Manufacturing Titans Will Transform the World

by Richard D'Aveni


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A stunning look at what will happen to global industry as 3-D printing quickly becomes a worldwide phenomenon–and how this will influence our economic and geopolitical landscape.
Best-selling author Richard D’Aveni contends that the advent of massive, industrial-scale 3-D printing is already happening quietly under the radar, and that it will have a far-reaching impact that most corporate and governmental leaders have yet to anticipate or understand.

3-D printing, now called additive manufacturing, has moved far beyond a desktop technology used by hobbyists to churn out trinkets and toys. In this eye-opening account, D’Aveni reveals how recent breakthrough advances have been secretly adapted by powerful Fortune 500 companies so that they can now manufacture jet engines, huge turbines, airplanes, automobiles, and so much more in a greatly shortened time frame.  

Not only is this revolutionary technology transforming the landscape of manufacturing everywhere, but as D’Aveni contends, it is also destined to have a dramatic effect on the world economy. A handful of massively powerful corporations—what D’Aveni calls pan-industrials—will become as important as any tech giant in re-structuring the global order.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781328955906
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

A professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, RICHARD D’AVENI is the author of the bestseller Hypercompetition, and  is recognized as one of the world’s top management strategists by Thinkers50.  His Harvard Business Review column, “3-D Printing Will Change the World,” is among the most popular columns ever published in the history of the magazine. He lives in New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

Prologue: Hidden Clues to a Coming Upheaval vii

Part 1 The Revolution Is Here

1 The Shape of Things to Come: Birth of the Pan-Industrial Revolution 3

2 Expanded Scope: Making (Almost) Anything, Anywhere 28

3 Boundless Scale: Making More, Faster and Cheaper 43

4 The Power of Industrial Platforms: The Emerging Digital Business Ecosystems 69

5 Coding the Future: Building the World's First Industrial Platforms 89

6 The Triumph of Bigness: The Coming of the Pan-Industrials 110

Part 2 When Titans Rule The World

7 New Players: Inside the World of Pan-Industrials 135

8 New Markets: Pan-Industrial Markets, the End of Hypercompetition, and the Rise of Superconvergence 163

9 New Rules: Collective Competition and the Battle for Spheres of Influence 178

10 New World Order: Utopia, Dystopia, or Both? 195

Part 3 How you can respond

11 First Steps: Getting Started in Additive Manufacturing 221

12 The Path to Tomorrow: Four Phases in Adopting the New Technologies 240

Epilogue: The Future Belongs to You 267

Acknowledgments 271

Notes 281

Index 292

About the Author 299

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