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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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New Office Information Technology Human and Managerial Implications

New Office Information Technology: Human and Managerial Implications

1st Edition

By Richard J. Long
January 28, 2020

This book, originally published in 1987, evaluates the human and managerial implications of new office information technology, based on the actual experiences of organisations using the new technology. A variety of issues are examined including those centred on the role of the manger, producitivity...

New Technologies and Work Capitalist and Socialist Perspectives

New Technologies and Work: Capitalist and Socialist Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Arthur Francis, Peter Grootings
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1989 this book is a valuable contribution to the development of a non-technological approach in the study of technology and work. The studies compare the introduction and implementation of new technology at work in similar enterprises throughout Europe. The contributors ...

New Technologies and the Firm Innovation and Competition

New Technologies and the Firm: Innovation and Competition

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Swann
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1993 this book presents the findings of 14 teams involved in a research initiative to examine the initiation and resonse to innovation in firms. It draws together the many strands which were discovered to influence the successful generation and adoption of new technologies. ...

Technological Change, Development and the Environment Socio-Economic Perspectives

Technological Change, Development and the Environment: Socio-Economic Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Clem Tisdell, Priyatosh Maitra
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1988, this book considers some of the major social, economic and environmental questions raised by the role of new technology in development. Throughout the discussions of issues like the sustainability of the development effected by new technology is supported by detailed ...

Technological Change, Industrial Restructuring and Regional Development

Technological Change, Industrial Restructuring and Regional Development

1st Edition

Edited By Ash Amin, John Goddard
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1986, this book was published at a time when the manufacturing structure of advanced economies was transformed. The growing internationalization of production, the rising power of giant corporations and the increasing rate of technological innovation remain key issues ...

Technological Collaboration in Industry Strategy, Policy and Internationalization in Innovation

Technological Collaboration in Industry: Strategy, Policy and Internationalization in Innovation

1st Edition

By Mark Dodgson
January 28, 2020

This volume, originally published in 1993 is based on extensive research and draws together a selection of detailed global case studies illustrating a variety of issues from Japanese joint ventures to small business development. It considers the scope and scale of collaboration in order to assess ...

Technological Diffusion and Industrialisation Before 1914

Technological Diffusion and Industrialisation Before 1914

1st Edition

By A. G. Kenwood, A. L. Lougheed
January 28, 2020

Published in 1982 this is an introductory study of the international spread of modern industrial technology. The book considers the preconditions necessary for a country to adopt effectively modern industrial technology in the nineteenth century and the mechanisms by which this technology spread ...

Technological Innovation and Economic Change in the Iron Industry, 1850-1920

Technological Innovation and Economic Change in the Iron Industry, 1850-1920

1st Edition

By Robert A. Battis
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1989 this study examines some new facets in the development of the iron industry in the USA between 1839 and 1921 through the study of an individaul form, namely the Thoms Iron Company, one of the leading merchant furnace companies. It charts the  end of the anthracite ...

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 1 Asia

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 1: Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Surendra J. Patel
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1993, this book contains 4 studies on Asia: Bangladesh, India, South Korea and Sri Lanka. The studies reflect 4 different patterns of technological transformation. India, with its large populaiton has made considerable progress but its overall development has been slow until...

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 2 Africa

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 2: Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Surendra J. Patel
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1993, this book contains 3 studies on Africa: Algeria, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The studies underline the difficulties which Africa has faced in initiating its technological transformation. During the post WW2 period liberation from colonialism came relatively late and ...

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 3 Latin America

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 3: Latin America

1st Edition

Edited By Surendra J. Patel
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1993, this book contains 3 studies from Latin America: Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. These studies bring out sharply the processes at work in Latin America between 1950 and 1980, which were responsible for the crisis that the continent faced in the 1980s. In each case ...

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 4 Developed Countries

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 4: Developed Countries

1st Edition

Edited By Surendra J. Patel
January 28, 2020

Originally published in 1993, this book contains 3 studies from Finland, Greece and Japan. These countries were chosen because they experienced their technological transformation mainly during the 20th Century and it was considered that their experience would have some relevant lessons for the ...

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