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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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Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 5 The Historic Process

Technological Transformation in the Third World: Volume 5: The Historic Process

1st Edition

Edited By Surendra J. Patel
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1995, this book follows the preceding 4 volumes (Aisa, Africa, Latin America and Developed Countries) and discusses technological transformation in development history. It looks back on two centuries of history of the emergence of developed countries and examines the various...

Technology Transfer and East-West Relations

Technology Transfer and East-West Relations

1st Edition

Edited By Mark Schaffer
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1985, in the deteriorating climate of East-West relations technology transfer became vitally important. The Eastern bloc desperately needed Western technology to assist in the development of the socialist economies, but a proposed US ban on the export of Western technology ...

Technology and Employment Practices in Developing Countries

Technology and Employment Practices in Developing Countries

1st Edition

By Hubert Schmitz
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1985, this book analyses the extent and way in which technological change determines the utilisation of labour in less developed economies. The book compares firms which are technologically very advanced with firms which use less sophisticated machinery and equipment, and ...

Ten Innovations An international study on technological development and the use of qualified scientists and engineers in ten industries

Ten Innovations: An international study on technological development and the use of qualified scientists and engineers in ten industries

1st Edition

By Christopher Layton
January 23, 2020

This book examines ten major fields of innovation to see what factors have contributed to success or failure. In each field, it compares 3 or 4 companies from Britain, the USA and Europe. The book provides recommendations for government policy on procurement and industrial structures....

The British Computer Industry Crisis and Development

The British Computer Industry: Crisis and Development

1st Edition

By Tim Kelly
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1987, this book explores the history and geography of the computer industry in Britain and the evolution of the market leader firms, STC ICL and IBM (UK). It also examines the rising rate of new firm formation in the 1980s and the technology policies adopted by successive ...

The Computer and the Clerk

The Computer and the Clerk

1st Edition

By Enid Mumford, Olive Banks
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1967 and the result of extensive interviews and case studies, this book examines the implications of technical change. Although focussed on the early introduction of computers the kinds of problems discussed in this book are found in technical change more widely and the book...

The Development of High Technology Industries An International Survey

The Development of High Technology Industries: An International Survey

1st Edition

Edited By Michael J Breheny, Ronald Mcquaid
January 23, 2020

This book, originally published in 1988, reviews the development of high technology industries at global and selected national and local levels, providing a unique insight into reasons for and consequences of such modern industrial development. It appraises government policies for assisting the ...

The Economics of Research and Technology

The Economics of Research and Technology

1st Edition

By Keith Norris, John Vaizey
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1973 this book applies economic analysis to scientific research and to industrial reserch and development and analyses the interactions between these activities and economic activities in general. The book begins by looking at the relationships between science and technology...

The Management Implications of New Information Technology

The Management Implications of New Information Technology

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 ...

The Rise, Decline and Renewal of Silicon Valley's High Technology Industry

The Rise, Decline and Renewal of Silicon Valley's High Technology Industry

1st Edition

By Dan Khanna
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1997 this book examines the unique nature and characteristics of Silicon Valley and looks at the factors that led to the economic and competitiveness problems of the 1980s. The research concluded that the information revolution caused a complex set of events that had global ...

The Telecommunications Revolution Past, Present and Future

The Telecommunications Revolution: Past, Present and Future

1st Edition

Edited By Harvey M. Sapolsky, Rhonda J Crane, W Russell Neuman, Eli M Noam
January 23, 2020

Originally published in 1992 this book charts the global restructuring of telecommunications industries away from the monopoly structures of the past towards increased competition, deregulation and privatization. The book's authors are international policy-makers and scholars, who examine the ...

Trade Unions and Technological Change A Research Report Submitted to the 1966 Congress of Landsorganistionen i Sverige

Trade Unions and Technological Change: A Research Report Submitted to the 1966 Congress of Landsorganistionen i Sverige

1st Edition

Edited By Steven Anderman
January 23, 2020

When this book was first published in 1967, it was one of the first pieces of research to systematically examine the manpower problems associated with rapidly changing technology. It discusses issues such as technological change and unemployment, changes in the structure of employment, the mobility...

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