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Production in the Innovation Economy

Richard M. Locke and Rachel L. Wellhausen


Given links between innovation and production, how does an innovation economy maintain manufacturing? The authors in this volume use hundreds of interviews with firms in the US and abroad, a nationally representative survey of manufacturers, and analyses of start-up firms, business practices, and new manufacturing technologies to answer this question. Because today’s firms have turned away from vertical integration, many manufacturing capabilities rest in external “ecosystems” of suppliers, competitors, and labor market intermediaries. This volume argues that the development of institutions ad ... More

Keywords: Innovation, Manufacturing, United States, China, Production, Employment, Energy, Offshoring

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262019927
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019927.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard M. Locke, editor

Rachel L. Wellhausen, editor