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    David C. Mowery,Richard R. Nelson
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    Cambridge University Press (October 13, 1999)
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The focus is on the vast interindustry differences in rates of productivity growth, and other manifestations of differential rates of technological progress across industries.

The focus is on the vast interindustry differences in rates of productivity growth, and other manifestations of differential rates of technological progress across industries. It is argued that the most important policy issues involve finding ways to make the currently lagging sectors more progressive, if in fact that can be done.

Rochelle Ruffer, 2001. Handle: RePEc:kap:revind:v:19:y:2001:i:1:p:121-123 DOI: 1. 023/A:1011124621952.

Each industry study compares the development of these industries in the United States, Japan, and Western Europe.

David C. Mowery and Richard R. Nelson. A helpful and/or enlightening book that combines two or more noteworthy strengths, . contains uncommonly novel ideas and presents them in an engaging manner. Each industry study compares the development of these industries in the United States, Japan, and Western Europe. In each industry, clear technological and commercial leaders emerged, yet leadership shifted frequently. The identity of leading firms sometimes changed, occasionally more than once, during the development of several of these industries.

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Department of Economics, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, 44555, .

This book describes and analyzes how seven major high-tech industries evolved in the USA, Japan, and Western Europe. The industries covered are machine tools, organic chemical products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, computers, semiconductors, and software. In each of these industries, firms located in one or a very few countries became the clear technological and commercial leaders.

Studies of Seven Industries. International Journal of the Economics of Business, Vol. 8, Issue.

David C Mowery, David C. Mowery, Richard R. Nelson, Professor of International and Public Affairs Richard R Nelson.

Professor of Business and Public Policy in the Walter a Haas School of Business David C Mowery, David C. This book describes and analyzes how seven major high-tech industries evolved in the United States, Japan, and Western Europe.

This book describes and analyzes how seven major high-tech industries evolved in the United States, Japan, and Western Europe. The industries covered are machine tools, organic chemical products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, computers, semiconductors, and software. In each of these industries, firms located in one or a very few countries became the clear technological and commercial leaders. In a number of cases, the locus of leadership changed, sometimes more than once, over the course of the histories studied. The focus of the book is on the key factors that supported the emergence of national leadership in each industry, and the reasons behind the shifts when they occurred. Special attention is given to the national policies that helped to create or sustain industrial leadership.

Haal
This book contains chronicles of seven industries of G3 (US, Japan, Europe) like semiconductor, computer, software, machine tool, chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and medical diagnostics. The aim of those chronicle documenting is to examine the effectiveness of existing models of industrial leadership or, in Porter¡¯s term, competitive advantage. There have been several theories like technology life cycle theory, punctuated equilibrium, dynamic comparative advantage, and the like. But authors argue that close examination of seven industries in this book dose not support those theories. Some industry fits into some theory, but not into others. According to authors¡¯ analysis, each industry shows very specific dynamic of competitive advantage. In some industry, for example, competitive advantage lies in firm level, in other, in industry level. They suspect that all-encompassing theory could not be developed. They seems to conclude that all we can do is to identify a set of factors affecting the dynamics of industrial leadership, such as resource endowment, its institutional embodiment, features of local market demand, and local technological condition. The industrial leadership is the function of the system of those factors, not individual factor. In my opinion, what they have in mind is not that different from Porter¡¯s conception of ¡®cluster¡¯. Overall points are reasonable. But it¡¯s far from conclusive enough to suggest some clear-cut picture to reader. And that, case studies of industries are far too cursory. In fact, in-depth study of various industries in a volume is definitely prohibitive task. And that, the aim of this book is at another. But I can¡¯t help thinking that this book is no more than preliminary trial.
Gianni_Giant
Scholars from around the world provided seven chapter-length overviews of leadership in seven key industries. Editors David C. Mowery and Richard R. Nelson present these detailed, well-documented and richly written explorations in context by offering an analysis in chapters that follow each industry study. The forces that moved these industries in the U.S., Japan and Western Europe included technological innovation, world politics, changing marketing, product innovation and the advent of mass production. We [...] recommend this book to those interested in the progress of the seven industries covered - computers, computer software, semiconductors, machine tools, organic chemical products, pharmaceutical biotechnology and medical devices - and in global commerce and manufacturing.