This book, originally published in 1988, reviews the development of high technology industries at global and selected national and local levels, providing a unique insight into reasons for and consequences of such modern industrial development. It appraises government policies for assisting the development of this sector and focuses on the fact that high tech industry tends to be concentrated in particular regions of countries which attain the status of 'successful populations'. High technology industry seems to offer little benefit to declining manufacturing areas and the book offers explanations for these regional concentrations and assesses the likely consequences.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction M. J. Breheny and R. McQuaid 2. High Technology Industry and the International Division of Labour: The Case of Electronics A. Sayer and K. Morgan 3. The Growth and Internationalisation of the American Semiconductor Industry: Labour Processes and the Changing Spatial Organisation of Production J. Henderson and A. J. Scott 4. Technology Waves and the Future Sources of Employment and Wealth Creation in Britain P. Preston 5. Competition, Internationalisation and the Regions: The Example of the Information Technology Production Industries in Europe A. Gillespie, J. Howells, H. Williams and A. Thwaites 6. High Technology Industry in Canada: Locational and Policy Issues of the Technology Gap J. Britton 7. The Location of High Technology Industries in France C. Pottier 8. High Technology Industry in Australia: A Matter of Policy S. Macdonald 9. The Development of High Technology Industry in Japan H. Nishioka and A. Takeuchi 10. H.T.U.K: The Development of the United Kingdom's Major Centre of High Technology Industry M. J. Breheny and R. McQuaid
Michael J. Breheny