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The Development of High Technology Industries

An International Survey, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael J Breheny, Ronald Mcquaid


374 pages

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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

About the Editors

Michael J. Breheny

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:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory