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Routledge Library Editions: The Economics and Business of Technology


About the Series

Originally published between 1967 and 1999 the 50 volumes in this set examine the impact of technology on economics and international business. The volumes:

  • Present a synthesis of business functions and economic analysis and ask what the implications for skills development are and the effect of public policy
  • Report on global companies' experience with computers in company training in such areas as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, IT, the retail industry, transport, telecommunications and energy.
  • Look at the way in which some businesses in high technology manufacturing industry have organised their structures and processes in order to manage product innovation effectively.

 

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An Introduction to Technological Forecasting

An Introduction to Technological Forecasting

1st Edition

Edited By Joseph P. Martino
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1972 this book examines technological forecasting and assesses its merits and limitations and possible uses for society, government, industry and the military. Although technological forecasting was in its infancy when this book was originally published, it has now become ...

Behavioural and Network Impacts of Driver Information Systems

Behavioural and Network Impacts of Driver Information Systems

1st Edition

Edited By Richard Emmerink, Peter Nijkamp
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1999, this volume contains a systematic collection of both theoretical and applied studies on user information systems for road users. It is generally expected that reliable information offered to road users will improve the use of scarce capacity on transport networks but ...

Company and Campus Partnership Supporting Technology Transfer

Company and Campus Partnership: Supporting Technology Transfer

1st Edition

By D. Jane Bower
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1992, this study looks at the ways in which company and campus can co-operate to spread the risk and cost of research. It analyses joint ventures in an international context, focusing particularly on the USA, France and Japan, comparing their management strategies with the ...

Computerization in Developing Countries Model and Reality

Computerization in Developing Countries: Model and Reality

1st Edition

By Per Lind
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1991, this book looks at the problems of applying Western computer programmes to the developing world, arguing that the difficulties are as much cultural as technological. The author shows that the underlying models for computer applications are made up from interpretations ...

Computers in Company Training

Computers in Company Training

1st Edition

By David Hawkridge, Wendy Newton, Carole Hall
January 23, 2020

When this book was originally published in 1988, this book was the first to include a large number of reports on British and US companies' experience with computers in company training in such areas as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, IT, the retail industry, transport, ...

Computers in the Public Service

Computers in the Public Service

1st Edition

By G. M. Lamb
January 23, 2020

When this book was first published in 1973 there had been little study of the relationships between the organizational structures of public bodies and their use of information technology. This volume was therefore one of the first to describe how such strcures determine computer use, and how ...

Computers, Management and Information

Computers, Management and Information

1st Edition

By David Firnberg
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1973 this book discusses whether the ordinary manager can exploit the power of computers without being overwhelmed by them, a question which still has enduring relevance today. As well as discussing the massive resources which computers put at our fingertips, the pitfalls ...

Evolutionary Theories of Economic and Technological Change Present Status and Future Prospects

Evolutionary Theories of Economic and Technological Change: Present Status and Future Prospects

1st Edition

Edited By (Pier) Paolo Saviotti, Stan Metcalfe
January 23, 2020

Recently, evolutionary theories of economic and technological change have attracted a considerable amount of attention which reflects the problems encountered by mainstream analysis of dynamic phenomena and quantitative change. This book, originally published in 1991, develops the debate and draws ...

Federal Influences on Biomedical Technology Innovation

Federal Influences on Biomedical Technology Innovation

1st Edition

By Lilly B. Gardner
January 23, 2020

Published in 1994, this book examines a small segment of the medical technology innovation process to characterize the manner in which the federal government influences small business-based investigators to participate or withdraw from the medical technology innovation process. It provides an ...

Finance, Investment and Innovation Theory and Empirical Evidence

Finance, Investment and Innovation: Theory and Empirical Evidence

1st Edition

Edited By Michele Bagella
January 23, 2020

This book provides a critical evaluation of the literature on finance, investment and innovation and proposes new research methods for evaluating the comparative performance of financial systems in supporting innovation. The comparative advantage of this book is that of being directly focused on ...

Growth Policy in the Age of High Technology

Growth Policy in the Age of High Technology

1st Edition

Edited By Jurgen Schmandt, Robert Wilson
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1990 this book provides an authoritative and detailed account of the initiatives of US state governments with science and technology programs designed to foster economic growth. Two key questions are posed: Do state governments have policy instruments that are sufficiently ...

High Technology Industry and Innovative Environments The European Experience

High Technology Industry and Innovative Environments: The European Experience

1st Edition

Edited By Philippe Aydalot, David Keeble
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1988, this book explores how new technologies, industrial innovation and the growth of high technology industry have affected regional employment and economic change in different European countries. It discusses the factors which make some areas better suited than others to ...

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