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Productivity in Indian Manufacturing: Measurements, Methods and Analysis

by Vinish Kathuria, Rajesh Raj S N & Kunal Sen

This volume comprehensively captures trends in productivity and its determinants in the post-reform period for Indian manufacturing. It provides an up-to-date survey of different methods employed in measuring...


Business Policies in the Making: Three Steel Companies Compared: Three Steel Companies Compared

by Jonathan Boswell

First published in 1983, this study investigates and compares three leading firms in the British iron and steel industry between 1914 and 1939, analysing their strategies, boardroom politics, and their responses...


Business Modeling for Life Science and Biotech Companies: Creating Value and Competitive Advantage with the Milestone Bridge

by Alberto Onetti & Antonella Zucchella

Most books on the biotechnology industry focus on scientific and technological challenges, ignoring the entrepreneurial and managerial complexities faced bio-entrepreneurs. The Business Models for Life Science...


Rebuilding Construction: Economic Change in the British Construction Industry: Economic Change in the British Construction Industry

by Michael Ball

First published in 1988, this book analyses the changes that took place in the economic organisation of the British construction industry throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, in particular considering its social...


Unleashing the Second American Century: Four Forces for Economic Dominance

by Joel Kurtzman

Political gridlock in Washington... the lingering effects of the financial crisis... structural problems such as unemployment and the skills gap of our work force... the mediocre K-12 educational system. Are...


Foucault, Governmentality, and Organization: Inside the Factory of the Future

by Alan McKinlay & Philip Taylor

This book traces how abstract managerial ideas about maximizing production flexibility and employee freedom were translated into concrete, day-to-day practices at the Motorola plant in East Kilbride, UK. Using...


The Art of Welding: Featuring Ryan Friedlinghaus of West Coast Customs

by William Galvery & Ryan Friedlinghaus

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Ryan Friedlinghaus, the celebrated guru of automotive customization and host ofWest Coast Customs on Fox Sports (read About the Author for more), adds practical knowledge to William Galvery's acclaimed...


Light Manufacturing in Tanzania: A Reform Agenda for Job Creation and Prosperity

by Hinh T. Dinh & Celestin Monga

Light Manufacturing in Tanzania argues that for Tanzania to remain one of the fastest growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, it has to make progress in the structural transformation that can lift workers from...


Machine Shop Trade Secrets: Second Edition

by James Harvey

 Written by an experienced machinist and plastic injection mold maker, this groundbreaking manual will have users thinking and producing like experienced machinists. Machine Shop Trade Secrets provides practical...


Light Manufacturing in Zambia: Job Creation and Prosperity in a Resource-Based Economy

by Hinh T. Dinh & Praveen Kumar

This book argues that light manufacturing is appropriate for a resource-based country like Zambia. While Zambia's recent growth has been impressive, it has not been accompanied with adequate job creation. Long-term...


Can American Manufacturing Be Saved?: Why We Should and How We can

by Michele NashHoff

This book details how manufacturing developed in America through the industrial revolution and labor movement, analyzes the impact of outsourcing offshore and our nation’s trade policies, looks at what various...


Southern China: Industry, Development and Industrial Policy

by Marco R. Di Tommaso, Lauretta Rubini & Elisa Barbieri

By concentrating on one of the key locations of global manufacturing, this volume offers a contribution to contemporary industry studies.

The rates of growth that have characterized the southern Guangdong province...


Foreign Direct Investment, Agglomeration and Externalities: Empirical Evidence from Mexican Manufacturing Industries

by Jacob A. Jordaan

By critically appraising current theories of both Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and agglomeration, this book explores the variety of links that exist between these two externality-creating phenomena and, for...


Perspectives on Supplier Innovation: Theories, Concepts and Empirical Insights on Open Innovation and the Integration of Suppliers

by Alexander Brem & Joe Tidd

Hardly anybody outside a company knows its products and processes better than its suppliers. Research confirms that intensive integration of suppliers in the value creation process positively influences the...


Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Africa: An Empirical Analysis

by Hinh T. Dinh & George R. G. Clarke

Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Africa: An Empirical Analysis sheds light on the characteristics of formal and informal manufacturing firms in Africa by comparing these firms with firms in other regions....


The New Industrial Revolution

by Peter Marsh

The rapid emergence of China and India as prime locations for low-cost manufacturing has led some analysts to conclude that manufacturers in the "old economies"—the U.S., U.K., Germany, and Japan—are being...


Surrender: How British industry gave up the ghost 1952-2012

by Nicholas Comfort

British industry at the start of the New Elizabethan Age was a world leader. The first – British – jet airliner was taking to the skies, the first nuclear power station was under construction at Calder Hall...


Food Supply Chain Management: Economic, Social and Environmental Perspectives

by Madeleine Pullman & Zhaohui Wu

Food Supply Chain Management:Economic, Social and Environmental Perspectives is very different from parts supply chain management as can be seen from the increasing health, safety and environmental concerns...


Food Security, Nutrition and Sustainability

by Geoffrey Lawrence, Kristen Lyons & Tabatha Wallington

As the threats of food insecurity loom ever larger, the world faces the sad irony of food shortages in the global South alongside a purported 'obesity epidemic' in the global North. The twin issues of food production...


The Japanese Pharmaceutical Industry: Its Evolution and Current Challenges

by Maki Umemura

This book explores why Japan, despite being a world leader in many high technology industries such as automobiles and consumer electronics, is only a minor player in the global pharmaceutical industry. Japan...