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The British Computer Industry

Crisis and Development, 1st Edition

By Tim Kelly

Routledge

280 pages

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Originally published in 1987, this book explores the history and geography of the computer industry in Britain and the evolution of the market leader firms, STC ICL and IBM (UK). It also examines the rising rate of new firm formation in the 1980s and the technology policies adopted by successive governments and analyses how well the industry is placed to cope with the challenges of technological change and increased international competition.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Technological Change and Market Structure 3. The Origins of the British Computer Industry 4. The Growing Crisis and the Response of the Government 5. New Lamps for Old: New Firm Formation 6. The Geography of the British Computer Industry 7. Conclusions: Crisis and Development

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