The technological revolution has reached around the world, with important consequences for business, government, and the labor market. Computer-aided design, telecommunications, and other developments are allowing small players to compete with traditional giants in manufacturing and other fields. In this volume, 16 engineering and industrial experts representing eight countries discuss the growth of technological advances and their impact on specific industries and regions of the world. From various perspectives, these distinguished commentators describe the practical aspects of technology's reach into business and trade.
Table of Contents
|Globalization of Industry and Implications for the Future||12-22|
|The Technology Revolution and the Restructuring of the Global Economy||23-31|
|Global Flows and Barriers||32-36|
|Information Technologies in Industry and Society||45-61|
|Technological Advances and Challenges in the Telecommunications Sector||62-67|
|Technological Advances in the Construction Sector||68-79|
|Fifteen Years of Major Structural Changes in Manufacturing||80-85|
|Globalization of Industry Through Production Sharing||86-105|
|Regional and National Consequences of Globalizing Industries of the Pacific Rim||106-140|
|Technology and the World Economy: The Case of the American Hemisphere||141-158|
|Strategies for U.S. Economic Growth||159-176|
|Improving the Quality of Life Through Technology||177-180|
|A. The Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences||183-184|
|B. Sixth Convocation Council Member Academies and Officers||185-186|
|C. The Sixth Convocation Program: Technology and the Global Economy||187-190|
|D. List of Participants||191-196|
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