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.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Managing Innovation and the Use of Qses 1. Managing Innovation 2. Policy on Qualified Manpower Part 2: Ten Industries: The Case Studies 3. Variable Geometry Aircraft 4. Vehicle Engines: David and Goliath 5. Electronically Controlled Knitting Machinery: New Enterprise in an Old Industry 6. Pilkingtons and the Float-Glass Process: First of the Few 7. Semiconductors: Integration Pays 8. The Birth of Colour Television: A Case of Size 9. Nuclear Power: AGR and BWR – A Question of Structure 10. Oscilloscopes: Three Roads to Market 11. Olefin Plants for Ethylene Production 12. Numerical Control Systems for Machine Tools: The Making of a Merger