Originally published in 1972, this book examines ten major areas of innovation with a view to seeing what factors have contributed to success or failure. In each field 3 or 4 companies have been compared - from Britain, the USA and Europe. The book analyses and studies the results and discusses conclusions on the distinctive role of the small and large firm. It includes recommendations for governemnt policy on procurement and industrial structures.
1. Swing-Wing Aircraft (BAC, Dassault, General Dynamics, Panavia) 2. Wankel Car Engine (NSU, General Motors) 3. Electronically Controlled Knitting Machine (Morat, Bentley) 4. Float Glass (Pilkingtons and Licensees) 5. Integrated Circuits and Semiconductors (Ferranti, Texas Instrucments, Philips, SGS) 6. Colour Television (RCA, EMI, Marconi) 7. Nuclear Reactors (AEA, TPNG, AEC) 8. Oscilloscopes (Hewlett-Packard, Telequiment, G & B, Bradley) 9. Olefin Plants for Ethylene Production (Stone and Webster, Lummus) 10. Numerical Control for Machine Tools (Plessey, Ferranti, Airmec, Cincinnati).
Originally published between 1967 and 1999 the 50 volumes in this set examine the impact of technology on economics and international business. The volumes: