U.S. Competitiveness in Manufacturing

Ayres, R.U. (1989). U.S. Competitiveness in Manufacturing. IIASA Research Report (Reprint). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RR-89-006. Reprinted from Managerial and Decision Economics, pp. 3-12 [Spring 1989]

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This paper reviews the "competitiveness" debate from several points of view and then focuses attention on the longer-term prospects for US manufacturers. It concludes that, because US firms have had an earlier start in learning to use computers, leading-edge US firms are well situated to lead the way to fully computerized automation or "computer-integrated manufacturing". The current evidence is mixed but not inconsistent with the possibility that US-based manufacturers will be able to regain some lost ground in the next decade.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Report (Reprint))
Research Programs: Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:59
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:35
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/3231

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