Made in America: Regaining the Productive Edge by Michael L. Dertouzos, Richard K. Lester, The MIT Commission on Industrial Productivity, Robert M. Solow (Hardback, 1989)
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- DescriptionWhat went wrong and how can America become second to ne in industrial productivity? This long awaited study by a team of top tch MIT scientists and ecomists - the MIT Commission on Industrial Productivity - takes a hard look at the recurring weaknesses of American industry that are threatening the country's standard of living and its position in the world ecomy. Made in America identifies what is best and worth replicating in American industrial practice and sets out five national priorities for regaining the productive edge.Unlike other studies that prescribe macroecomic cures, Made in America focuses on the reorganization and effective integration of human resources and new techlogies within the firm as a principal driving force for long term growth in productivity.Made in America examines the relationship between human resources and techlogical change in detail and singles out the most significant productivity weaknesses from the myriad causes that are typically cited. These include shortA-time horizons and a preoccupation with the bottom line, outdated strategies that focus excessively on the domestic market, lack of cooperation within and among U.S. firms, neglect of human resources, techlogical failures in translating discoveries to products, and a mismatch between governmental actions and the needs of industry. Looking ahead Made in America asserts that industrial performance would improve substantially simply by building on what is best in U.S. industry. It describes representative systems of production that can serve as models of best industrial practice for niche producers, price competitive specialized producers, and flexible mass producers.Among the goals singled out as national priorities are the creation of a new ecomic citizenship that involves wellA-educated workers as active partners in the reproduction process, a new strategic focus on production, finding a better balance between cooperation and individualism, learning to live in an increasingly international ecomy, and making proper provision for the future both in terms of capital and human resources.The findings and goals of Made in America are based on such measures of productivity performance as product quality, invativeness, time to market, and service in eight manufacturing sectors - semiconductors, computers, and office equipment; automobiles; steel; consumer electronics, chemicals and pharmaceuticals; textiles; machine tools; and commercial aircraft. These measures revealed a large gap between the best and average U.S. practice.Michael L. Dertouzos. is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of MIT's Laboratory of Computer Science. Robert M. Solow is Institute Professor of Ecomics, and Richard K. Lester is Associate Professor of Nuclear Engineering,
- Author BiographyRichard K. Lester is Japan Steel Industry Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT and Founding Director of MIT's Industrial Performance Center. He is the author or coauthor of The Productive Edge and other books.
- Author(s)Michael L. Dertouzos,Richard K. Lester,Robert M. Solow,The MIT Commission on Industrial Productivity
- PublisherMIT Press Ltd
- Date of Publication01/01/1989
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationCambridge, Mass.
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMIT Press
- Content Note25
- Weight635 g
- Width157 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Interest AgeFrom 18
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