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

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210 pages

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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

About the Author

Christopher Layton

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:
BUS069000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUS069020
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUS069030
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory