Ten Innovations: An international study on technological development and the use of qualified scientists and engineers in ten industries, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Ten Innovations

An international study on technological development and the use of qualified scientists and engineers in ten industries, 1st Edition

By Christopher Layton

Routledge

155 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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).

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Economics and Business of Technology

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS069020
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUS069030
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory