Going beyond the advances this country has made in the creation and marketing of high-technology products, this revolutionary new book offers a wide-ranging strategy for innovation in the American economy- one that will get us moving with the wave of the future as we integrate the economy of the past. Most people associate innovation with the creation of spectacular new products like micro-computers, or breakthroughs in fields like genetic engineering. But what is truly important about such innovation, say the authors, is the extent to which it changes an industry's ora country's basis of competition at the same time that it disrupts established production competence, marketing and distribution systems, capital equipment, organizational structures, and the training and skills of both managers and workers. In The Innovators the authors propose a national design for economic success focusing on the courses our country should take with regard to education, research, and development; the findings qualified leaders; and the cooperation of labor, management, and all levels of government to achieve these goals. Case studies rich in human interest illustrate the authors' contention that the high-tech industry is he nation's "new tool maker" and convincingly challenge the widespread conviction that high-tech is the case of general "de-skilling" of the US workforce. Invaluable for its recommendations, exciting in its descriptions of the leading edge of American enterprise, The Innovators is a book for everyone concerned with the shape of our economic future.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 60152850
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060152850