Restructuring for Innovation: The Remaking of the U.S. Semiconductor Industry

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Once the dominant force in the world semiconductor industry, the United States rapidly lost market share to Japan during the 1980s. Over the last few years, however, such U.S. firms as Intel, Motorola, and Texas Instruments have led the way in a dramatic reversal of the trend. In this fascinating and insightful volume, David P. Angel offers the first examination of how the United States was able to respond successfully to the challenge of global competition by initiating what can be seen as nothing less than a complete restructuring of the semiconductor industry.

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David P. Angel, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. His research focuses on technological innovation and regional development within advanced industrial economies. He has conducted extensive research on high technology industrialization with funding from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Science Foundation, and is currently completing a study of international collaboration among U.S., Japanese, and European firms in high technology industries. The latest research is supported by an Abe Fellowship awarded by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.

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"The popular mythology that such high tech sectors as microelectronics are driven by small entrepreneurial companies pervades the thinking of industrial policy analysts and decision makers. So, in many quarters, does the myth that American industry has fallen hopelessly behind the Japanese. In this definitive study of the global semiconductor industry, Professor David Angel lays both of these simplifications to rest....This is a valuable, superbly well-documented contribution to one of the truly major policy debates of our era." --Bennett Harrison, Ph.D., Professor of Political Economy, Carnegie Mellon University

"David Angel has written an important book....[It] situates the evolution of the industrial geography of technology industries in a larger context of product/market transformation. The argument is subtle, and well documented. Readers interested in understanding the cutting edge of firm strategic behavior, in an era of high skills and low wages, should read this book." --Amy Glasmeier, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geography and Regional Planning, Pennsylvania State University

"This up-to-date analysis provides significant new insights into the evolution and recent turnaround of the U.S. semiconductor industry....The book should be on the reading list of all scholars and policy makers concerned with the sources of international competitiveness in high technology industries." --AnnaLee Saxenian, Ph.D., Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley

"This is a well-researched, compelling book...." --Lane Kenworthy in Contemporary Sociology

"David P. Angel...traces the rise, decline, and then remaking of the U.S. semiconductor industry. His analysis is subtle, solidly grounded, and broad-guaged. It will be of interest to government and private sector representatives interested in trade policly, U.S.-Japan relations, and the management of high-technology manufacturing industries." --Norman Achilles, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences

"...the value of this volume goes well beyond its documentation of one sector. The semiconductor industry provides an excellent example of the dynamic process through which firms recognize emerging changes in competition, adjust their own strategies and operations, and further redefine the shape of global competition as a result. Restructuring for Innovation will be a worthwhile addition to the library of anyone who is interested in the changing nature of global competition--or an excellent case study of an important industry." --S. Cornish, Department of Geography, University of Georgia, Environment and Planning A

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Published by The Guilford Press (1994)
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