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Title Handbook of manufacturing industries in the world economy / edited by John R. Bryson, Jennifer Clark, Vida Vanchan.
Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Publishing, c2015.
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Description xvii, 519 pages : black and white illustrations, maps and charts ; 25 cm
Content Type text
Format volume
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents PART I: INTRODUCTION. Manufacturing Matters: Space, Place, Time and Production / Jennifer Clark, John R. Bryson and Vida Vanchan -- PART II:(PROCESSES) BUILDING BLOCKS: FACTOR INPUTS AND PRODUCTION ORGANIZATION. Manufacturing Management in Theory and Practice / Paul L. Forrester -- Manufacturing and Labor / Sally Weller -- How Does Financialization Affect Manufacturing Investment? Preliminary Evidence from the US and UK / Susan Christopherson -- Manufacturing Logistics? / Peter V. Hall -- Reshoring and the 'Manufacturing Moment' / Margaret Cowell and John Provo -- Relocation of Production Activities and Underlying Social Dynamics: An Analytical Framework based on a Canadian Perspective / Patrice Jalette -- Tool-less Manufacture: Digital Fabrication, 3D Printing and the Third Industrial Revolution / Michael Ward -- Engineering and Manufacturing: Concurrent Maturation of xRL / Ben Wang, William C. Kessler and Andrew Dugenske -- Energy and Manufacturing: Technology and Policy Transformations and Challenges / Marilyn A. Brown and Gyungwon Kim -- Design and Manufacturing: The Competitiveness of American, European and Chinese Industrial Design Companies / Vida Vanchan and John R. Bryson -- Intellectual Property and Patents: Knowledge Creation and Diffusion / Dieter F. Kogler -- PART III: INDUSTRY AND FIRM CASE STUDIES. Manufacturing Textile Futures: Innovation, Adaptation and the UK Textiles Industry / Megan Ronayne -- Finding a Future for the U.S. Furniture Industry / Susan Walcott -- New Geographies of Advanced Manufacturing: The Case of Machine Tools / Ronald V. Kalafsky -- Farm Machinery: A Changing Path to Feed the World / Dawn M. Drake -- Hidden in Plain Sight: The North American Optics and Photonics Industry / Jennifer Clark -- Traditional and Emerging Markets in the Global Steel Supply Chain / Carey Durkin Treado -- Intermediate Manufacturing: Profit, Dependency and Value Attainment in Supply Chains / Rachel Mulhall -- Aerospace Manufacturing: Past, Present and Future / Colin G. Drury -- Manufacturing Stoke: Emergence, Transformation and Consolidation in the Surfboard Industry / Andrew Warren and Chris Gibson -- Migrant Manufacturing: Translocal Production and the Establishment of a Polish Bakery in Birmingham, UK / Catherine Harris -- Škoda Auto: The Transformation from a Domestic to a Tier Two Lead Firm / Petr Pavlínek -- Samsung: Restructuring, Innovation, and Global Networks / Sam Ock Park -- PART IV: POLICY NARRATIVES IN MANUFACTURING. Stability Amid Industrial Change: The Geography of U.S. Deindustrialization since 1980 / Marc Doussard and Greg Schrock -- Searching for Advanced Manufacturing in the United Kingdom and United States: Definitions, Measurement and Public Policy / Finbarr Livesey -- National Manufacturing Policy, Local Real Estate Markets, and the Missing Region: Prospects for Urban Industrial Development in the U.S. / Laura Wolf-Powers -- The City and Industry: Deurbanizing Manufacturing in New York City? / Lynn McCormick -- Manufacturing in the Knowledge Economy: Innovation in Low-tech Industries / Teis Hansen and Lars Winther -- Crafting a Comeback: Cultivating an Innovative Ecosystem in Mature Regions / Maryann Feldman and Lauren Lanahan -- From Skill Mismatch to Reinterpretation: Challenges and Solutions for Manufacturing Worker Retention and Recruitment / Nichola J. Lowe -- PART V: CONCLUSION. Regeneration Economies: Manufacturing as the Next Industrial Revolution / Jennifer Clark, John R. Bryson and Vida Vanchan.
Summary "... provides a critical and multi-disciplinary state-of-the-art review and analysis of current manufacturing processes, practices and policies. Expanding our knowledge and understanding of production and innovation, this volume demonstrates that manufacturing continues to matter in the world economy. The contributors, including scholars ranging from engineering to policy to economic geography, cover manufacturing policy and the revival of the industrial base in the US, UK and Canada, and engage national and regional strategies for implementing advanced manufacturing policies. Questions of economic resilience in the wake of the recent recession are asked, and industry and firm case studies are utilised in an international comparative context. Applying a wide range of international cases from the US, EU, Australia and Asia, this approach allows readers to view transformations in production systems and processes across sectors, technologies and industries. Students, scholars and policymakers in the fields of public policy, economic geography, city and regional planning, and business and management will find this collection invaluable in understanding how firms and industries adapt, through dynamic and design-driven strategies, to produce for established and emerging markets."--Back cover.
Subject Manufacturing industries.
Related Names Bryson, J. R., 1963- Editor.
Clark, Jennifer. Editor.
Vanchan, Vida. Editor.
ISBN 1781003920
OCLC number 908512445