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Routledge Library Editions: The Economics and Business of Technology


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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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Technological Change, Industrial Restructuring and Regional Development

Technological Change, Industrial Restructuring and Regional Development

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Ash Amin, John Goddard
February 01, 2020

Originally published in 1986, this book was published at a time when the manufacturing structure of advanced economies was transformed. The growing internationalization of production, the rising power of giant corporations and the increasing rate of technological innovation remain key issues...

High Technology Industry and Innovative Environments: The European Experience

High Technology Industry and Innovative Environments: The European Experience

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Philippe Aydalot, David Keeble
February 01, 2020

Originally published in 1988, this book explores how new technologies, industrial innovation and the growth of high technology industry have affected regional employment and economic change in different European countries. It discusses the factors which make some areas better suited than others to...

Technological Innovation and Economic Change in the Iron Industry, 1850-1920

Technological Innovation and Economic Change in the Iron Industry, 1850-1920

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Robert A. Battis
February 01, 2020

Originally published in 1989 this study examines some new facets in the development of the iron industry in the USA between 1839 and 1921 through the study of an individaul form, namely the Thoms Iron Company, one of the leading merchant furnace companies. It charts the  end of the anthracite...

Trade Unions and Technological Change: A Research Report Submitted to the 1966 Congress of Landsorganistionen i Sverige

Trade Unions and Technological Change: A Research Report Submitted to the 1966 Congress of Landsorganistionen i Sverige

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Steven Anderman
February 01, 2020

When this book was first published in 1967, it was one of the first pieces of research to systematically examine the manpower problems associated with rapidly changing technology. It discusses issues such as technological change and unemployment, changes in the structure of employment, the mobility...

Information Technology and Workplace Democracy

Information Technology and Workplace Democracy

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Martin Beirne, Harvey Ramsay
February 01, 2020

The revolution in new technology gave rise to new work patterns and improved productivity, all of which affect the management of human resources. Expectations for increased efficiency have not always been fulfilled because of the problems that have arisen in workings of labour relations. How can...

Managing Innovation Within Networks

Managing Innovation Within Networks

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Wim Biemans
February 01, 2020

Originally published in 1992 and now with an updated Preface this book analyses the development of innovations using a network perspective. The book offers practical guidelines with direct managerial relevance based on evidence collected from twenty-two case studies. First introducing theories of...

Company and Campus Partnership: Supporting Technology Transfer

Company and Campus Partnership: Supporting Technology Transfer

1st Edition

Forthcoming

D. Jane Bower
February 01, 2020

Originally published in 1992, this study looks at the ways in which company and campus can co-operate to spread the risk and cost of research. It analyses joint ventures in an international context, focusing particularly on the USA, France and Japan, comparing their management strategies with the...

The Development of High Technology Industries: An International Survey

The Development of High Technology Industries: An International Survey

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Michael J Breheny, Ronald Mcquaid
February 01, 2020

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...

Technological Collaboration in Industry: Strategy, Policy and Internationalization in Innovation

Technological Collaboration in Industry: Strategy, Policy and Internationalization in Innovation

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Mark Dodgson
February 01, 2020

This volume, originally published in 1993 is based on extensive research and draws together a selection of detailed global case studies illustrating a variety of issues from Japanese joint ventures to small business development. It considers the scope and scale of collaboration in order to assess...

Computers in Company Training

Computers in Company Training

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Hawkridge, Wendy Newton, Carole Hall
February 01, 2020

When this book was originally published in 1988, this book was the first to include a large number of reports on British and US companies' experience with computers in company training in such areas as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, IT, the retail industry, transport,...

Industrial Relations and New Technology

Industrial Relations and New Technology

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Annette Davies
February 01, 2020

New technology arguably provided the greatest challenge to industrial relations since the formation of unions. The problems raised led to a whole range of responses - from rejection of the new technology to acceptance fo the change with management and workers making new (and sometimes unheard of)...

Computers, Management and Information

Computers, Management and Information

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David Firnberg
February 01, 2020

Originally published in 1973 this book discusses whether the ordinary manager can exploit the power of computers without being overwhelmed by them, a question which still has enduring relevance today. As well as discussing the massive resources which computers put at our fingertips, the pitfalls...

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