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Publisher Comments:

Technological change has had a profound impact on manufacturing industry and related business sectors. Since publication of the first edition of Implementing New Technologies the pace of change ahs been maintained, often with uncertain consequences. In this new edition the editors have brought together a collection of readings which include:

  • Project planning.

  • Conversion or application of plans.

  • Consolidation of change after the insertion of new technologies.

Although the second edition includes material on innovation it is more concerned with the consequences of technology diffusion and technology transfer, concentrating on the adoption of technologies which are novel in a particular application even though not inherently 'new'.

About the Author

Ed Rhodes and David Wield are both based in the Faculty of Technology of the Open University, where David Wield is Director of the Centre for Technology Strategy.

Table of Contents


Introduction: David Wield and Ed Rhodes.

Part I:.

Part I: A Core Problem Area:.

1. Introduction.

2. Managing Our Way to Economic Decline: Robert H. Hayes and William J. Abernathy.

3. Investment in Technology - The Service Sector Sinkhole?: Gregory P. Hackett.

4. The Myth of a Post-Industrial Economy: Stephen S. Cohen and John Zysman.

5. Europe's Technological Performance: Pari Patel and Keith Pavitt.

6. Technology Development and Japanese Industrial Competitiveness: B. Bowonder and T. Miyake.

Part II: The Innovation Environment:.

7. Introduction.

8. Technology, Innovation Theory and The Implementation Process: Ed Rhodes and David Wield.

9. Structural Crises of Adjustment, Business Cycles and Investment Behaviour: Christopher Freeman and Carlotta Perez.

10. Interactive Innovation in Financial and business Services: The Vanguard of The Service Revolution: Richard Barras.

11. The Selection Environment: R.R. Nelson and S.G. Winter.

12. Capturing Value From Technological Innovation: Integration, Strategic Partnering, and Licensing Decisions: David J. Teece.

Part III: Strategy and Innovation:.

13. Introduction.

14. The Global Context of Firm Level Innovation: Ed Rhodes.

15. What We Know About The Strategic Management of Technology.

16. Technologies, Products and Firms' Strategies: A Framework for Analysis: Rod Coombes and Albert Richards.

17. Issues in User-Producer Relations: Role of Government: Roy Rothwell.

18. Managing Technology in Firms in the Service Industries: A.H. Rubinstein, E. Geisler and B. Grabowski.

Part II:.

Part IV: The Interdependence of Technology and Organization:.

19. Introduction.

20. Coping With Advanced Manufacturing Technology: Melvin Blumberg and Donald Gerwin.

21. Islands, Archipelagos and Continents: Progress on the Road to Computer-Integrated Manufacturing: John Bessant and Bill Haywood.

22. The Successful Exploitation of new Technology in Banking: Harry Scarborough and Ronnie Lannon.

23. Manufacturing by Design: Daniel E. Whitney.

Part V: Technology, Skills and Work Organization:.

24. Introduction.

25. Industrial Change in Europe: The Pursuit of Flexible Specialization in Britain and West Germany: Christel Lane.

26. The Need for Skills in the Factory of the Future: Peter Senker and Mark Beesley.

27. Can Human Skill Survive Microelectronics?: H.H. Rosenbrock.

28. Computerised Machine Tools, Manpower Consequences and Skill Utilization: A Study of British and West German Manufacturing Firms: Gert Hartmann, Ian Nicholas, Arndt Sorge and Malcolm Warner.

29. Social Choice in the Development of Advanced Information Technology: Richard E Walton.

30. Worker Involvement in Implementing New Technology: Thomas J. Hyclack and Michael G. Kolchin.

Part VI: Financing Innovation:.

31. Introduction.

32. Implications of CAD/CAM for Management: Peter Senker.

33. Capital Budgeting as a General Management Problem: Joseph L. Bower.

34. Managing as if Tomorrow Mattered: Robert H. Hayes and David A. Garvin.

35. Charting a Course to Superior Technology Evaluation: Bela Gold.

36. The Economic Justification of advanced Manufacturing Technology (with special reference to AGVs): A.J. Pendlebury and E. Lacey.

Part VII: The Dynamics of Project Organization:.

37. Introduction.

38. Implementation as Mutual Adaptation of Technology and Organization: D. Leonard-Barton.

39. Strategy, Organizational Culture and Symbolism: Sebastian Green.

40. Information Systems and Organizational Change: Peter G.W. Keen.

41. Post-Project Appraisals Pay: Frank R. Gulliver.

Product Details

Rhodes, Ed
Wield, David
Wield David, David
Rhodes, Fay
Oxford :
Production engineering
Production management
Strategic planning
Systems & Planning
Science Reference-Technology
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Edition Description:
Publication Date:
June 2000
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
233 x 153 x 24.9 mm 23 oz

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Business » Business Plans
Business » High Tech Management
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