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