Manufacturing matters - and today more so than ever before. Indeed, the widely held belief that we live in a "post-industrial" economy in which manufacturing has been displaced and somehow rendered obsolete by a white-collar and service economy is a dangerous myth that is seriously undermining our ability to compete successfully in world markets. For, as the authors of this brilliantly argued and extensively documented book point out, in today's sophisticated technological environments, high-tech services are inextricably linked to mastery and control of manufacturing. Lose manufacturing, and you will lose your competitive edge high-tech capabilities, as well as much else. It is the central theme of "Manufacturing Matters" that, unless there is a fundamental change in both corporate and public policies, that is precisely what is going to happen. The appearance on a mass scale of new micro-electronic based technologies has put the position of every nation in the international hierarchy of wealth and power, including the United States, up for grabs. To date, Cohen and Zysman report, this country has not adjusted well to these changes. Only by recognizing the crucial role of manufacturing and manufacturing skills, they insist, can we restore our competitive preeminence.
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Manufacturingthe production of goodshas important impacts in all areas of our increasingly interdependent economy. The authors seek to show that modern economies will not de-industrialize but move from one form of manufacturing to another. They discuss in detail the impacts of our recent manufacturing declines on trade, technology, and economic transition. They make a convincing case for the necessity of manufacturing and believe we should not sacrifice our manufacturing for a service economy. Recommended for most libraries as a strong statement on an important issue. Richard C. Schiming, Economics Dept., Mankato State Univ., Minn.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro Basic Books, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110465043844
Descrizione libro Basic Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0465043844 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0237357
Descrizione libro Basic Books, 1987. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0465043844