Growth and Change in Innovative Manufacturing Industries and Firms

Thomas, M.D. (1981). Growth and Change in Innovative Manufacturing Industries and Firms. IIASA Collaborative Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: CP-81-005

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This paper examines relationships between technical innovations and industrial development. Part I contains a survey of recent literature on the role of innovations in the growth of manufacturing firms. Attention is focused on the firms' responses and strategies such as investments in research and development activity, foreign investments, and the internalization process. In Part II the perspective shifts from the individual firm to industrial sectors and groups of commodities. A number of concepts pertaining to industrial structure, interindustry linkages, and product cycles are evaluated.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Collaborative Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:50
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:10

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