Amid mounting concern over the loss of jobs to low-wage economies, one fact is clear: America's prosperity hinges on the ability of its businesses to continually introduce new products and services. But, what makes for a creative economy? How can the remarkable surge of innovation that fuelled the boom of the 1990s be sustained? For an answer, Richard K. Lester and Michael J. Piore examine innovation strategies in some of the economy's most dynamic sectors.
Richard K. Lester is Director of the Industrial Performance Center and Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Michael J. Piore is David W. Skinner Professor of Economics and Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Introduction 1. Integration in Cell Phones, Blue Jeans, and Medical Devices 2. Where Do Problems Come From? 3. Conversation, Interpretation, and Ambiguity 4. The Missed Connections of Modern Management 5. Combining Analysis and Interpretation 6. Public Space 7. Universities as Public Spaces 8. Learning the Right Lessons about Competitiveness Notes Acknowledgments Index
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