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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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Industrial Change in Advanced Economies

Industrial Change in Advanced Economies

1st Edition

Edited By F. E. Ian Hamilton
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1987 and taking a review of the theories and processes of industrial relocation as its starting point, this book examines the nature of organisational and technologcal changes in detail and concludes with a series of industry case studies drawn from areas throughout the ...

Industrial Product Innovation

Industrial Product Innovation

1st Edition

By F A Johne
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1985 this book looks 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. Including detailed case studies of both British and American companies, the ...

Industrial Relations and New Technology

Industrial Relations and New Technology

1st Edition

By Annette Davies
January 23, 2020

New technology arguably provided the greatest challenge to industrial relations since the formation of unions. The problems raised led to a whole range of responses - from rejection of the new technology to acceptance fo the change with management and workers making new (and sometimes unheard of) ...

Information Resources and Technology Transfer Management in Developing Countries

Information Resources and Technology Transfer Management in Developing Countries

1st Edition

By Richard Onyango
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1997, this book puts information management in the context of technology transfer, industrialization and national development. As well as showing the necessity for the efficient use of information resources, the book also examines the costs of poor information management in ...

Information Technology and Industrial Policy

Information Technology and Industrial Policy

1st Edition

By Jill Hills
January 23, 2020

Published in 1984, this book reviews British industrial policy towards information technology within the context of the international trading system.  It argues that the incoherence of British policy stems from the clash between its core liberal ideology and its centralised political system ...

Information Technology and Workplace Democracy

Information Technology and Workplace Democracy

1st Edition

Edited By Martin Beirne, Harvey Ramsay
January 23, 2020

The revolution in new technology gave rise to new work patterns and improved productivity, all of which affect the management of human resources. Expectations for increased efficiency have not always been fulfilled because of the problems that have arisen in workings of labour relations. How can ...

Innovation and Productivity Under Nationalisation The First Thirty Years

Innovation and Productivity Under Nationalisation: The First Thirty Years

1st Edition

By Chris Harlow
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1977, this book examines the choice of new production techniques available to the publicly owned industries during their first thirty years and the effectiveness with which these techniques were put to use.  In the heat of political debate over nationalisation the ...

Making Computers Pay

Making Computers Pay

1st Edition

By John Graham
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1976, this book discusses the management skills needed to evaluate, implement and control computer-based operation. Every chapter contains detailed check lists which guide the reader to formulate policies to deal with real situations. It provides a practical look at an ...

Management Information Systems: The Technology Challenge

Management Information Systems: The Technology Challenge

1st Edition

Edited By Nigel F. Piercy
January 23, 2020

This book, originally published in 1984, established the need for a strategic managerial response to the new technology, which relies on an understanding of the real effects of technology - on organisational structure, manageemnt style and employee relations. It assesses the impact of the new ...

Managing Innovation Within Networks

Managing Innovation Within Networks

1st Edition

By Wim Biemans
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1992 and now with an updated Preface this book analyses the development of innovations using a network perspective. The book offers practical guidelines with direct managerial relevance based on evidence collected from twenty-two case studies. First introducing theories of ...

Managing the Adoption of New Technology

Managing the Adoption of New Technology

1st Edition

By David Preece
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1989 this book gives an overview of the empirical work on new technology objectives, together with an analysis of management strategies for adoption at the corporate, technological and people levels. It also reviews previous work on the extent to which staff at different ...

Micro-Electronics An Industry in Transition

Micro-Electronics: An Industry in Transition

1st Edition

By Richard Langlois, Thomas Pugel, Carmela S. Haklisch, Richard R Nelson, William Egelhoff
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1988 this book was the culmination of 7 years of research in micro-electronics by the Center for Science and Technology Policy in New York. It includes original comparative study of corporate strategy in American, Japanese, and European firms, as well as an account of the ...

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