Producing Prosperity

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Producing Prosperity

Author : Gary P. Pisano
ISBN : 9781422187548
Genre : Business & Economics
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Manufacturing’s central role in global innovation Companies compete on the decisions they make. For years—even decades—in response to intensifying global competition, companies decided to outsource their manufacturing operations in order to reduce costs. But we are now seeing the alarming long-term effect of those choices: in many cases, once manufacturing capabilities go away, so does much of the ability to innovate and compete. Manufacturing, it turns out, really matters in an innovation-driven economy. In Producing Prosperity, Harvard Business School professors Gary Pisano and Willy Shih show the disastrous consequences of years of poor sourcing decisions and underinvestment in manufacturing capabilities. They reveal how today’s undervalued manufacturing operations often hold the seeds of tomorrow’s innovative new products, arguing that companies must reinvest in new product and process development in the US industrial sector. Only by reviving this “industrial commons” can the world’s largest economy build the expertise and manufacturing muscle to regain competitive advantage. America needs a manufacturing renaissance—for restoring itself, and for the global economy as a whole. This will require major changes. Pisano and Shih show how company-level choices are key to the sustained success of industries and economies, and they provide business leaders with a framework for understanding the links between manufacturing and innovation that will enable them to make better outsourcing decisions. They also detail how government must change its support of basic and applied scientific research, and promote collaboration between business and academia. For executives, policymakers, academics, and innovators alike, Producing Prosperity provides the clearest and most compelling account yet of how the American economy lost its competitive edge—and how to get it back.
Category: Business & Economics

Producing Prosperity

Author : Randall Holcombe
ISBN : 9781136162305
Genre : Business & Economics
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The substantial prosperity that characterizes market economies at the beginning of the twenty-first century is relatively recent in human history. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, economic progress was so slow that people would not have been able to recognize it in their lifetimes, whereas today, economic progress is so much a part of people’s lives that they take it for granted. In this new volume, Randall G. Holcombe argues that economic analysis, as it developed through the twentieth century, relies heavily on concepts of economic equilibrium, and is not descriptive of the dynamic real-world economy that is characterized by economic progress. Even in dynamic settings, economic models focus on income growth, leaving out the entrepreneurial forces that generate economic progress, resulting in the introduction of new goods and services and new production processes. Economic analysis focuses on the forces that lead to an economic equilibrium, not the forces that produce prosperity. This characterization of economic analysis describes a substantial component of economics as it has developed over the past century. However, there are also economists who have analyzed the factors that lead to an entrepreneurial and innovative economy, generating progress rather than equilibrium. This volume does not question the value of past research, but argues that, looking ahead, economics should build on its past to focus on factors that create an entrepreneurial and innovative economy that is characterized by progress and prosperity. This would make economic analysis more consistent with the remarkable progress and prosperity that characterizes the modern economy. This volume lays out a framework for economic analysis that consistently incorporates the real-world factors that produce prosperity.
Category: Business & Economics

Report

Author : Colorado. Revenue Commission
ISBN : COLUMBIA:CU56763760
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Biennial Report

Author : Colorado. Bureau of Labor Statistics
ISBN : UOM:39015011433144
Genre : Colorado
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The Coming Individualism

Author : Alfred Egmont Hake
ISBN : UCAL:$B22416
Genre : Democracy
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The modern economic imbroglio.--Essence of exact political economy.--The errors of democracy.--The haven of socialism.--Imperial free trade.--Free competition in the supply of capital to labour.--Free trade in drink.--Free trade in amusements.--Free trade in land.--The consolidation of the empire.--Municipal government, by F. Fletcher-Vane.
Category: Democracy

The Forum

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ISBN : HARVARD:HNY69B
Genre : United States
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The Farm And The Fireside

Author : John Lauris Blake
ISBN : WISC:89047215850
Genre : Agriculture
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Statesmen Three

Author : Archie Campbell Fisk
ISBN : WISC:89097533640
Genre : Currency question
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Debates

Author : Canada. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : PSU:000070384536
Genre : Canada
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The Conservative

Author : Julius Sterling Morton
ISBN : UOM:39015013746592
Genre : Social sciences
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Category: Social sciences