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Advanced ManufacturingThe New American Innovation Policies$
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Willian B. Bonvillian and Peter L. Singer

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780262037037

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262037037.001.0001

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Introduction: Social Disruption, Legacy Barriers, and Innovation Challenges in U.S. Manufacturing

Introduction: Social Disruption, Legacy Barriers, and Innovation Challenges in U.S. Manufacturing

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(p.1) 1 Introduction: Social Disruption, Legacy Barriers, and Innovation Challenges in U.S. Manufacturing
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Advanced Manufacturing
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William B. Bonvillian

Peter L. Singer

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262037037.003.0001

This introductory chapter describes how the manufacturing sector in the United States experienced significant disruption in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The number of manufacturing jobs in the United States declined by 5.8 million between 2000 and 2010. This economic disruption resulted in growing social disruption and income inequality. Given these new realities, an effort across industry, federal and state governments, and universities materialized in the wake of the Great Recession. This effort sought to bring strong innovation back to U.S. manufacturing. Known under the broad brand of “advanced manufacturing,” it is the focus of this book. There are five basic models for the dynamics that drive innovation in different settings: the innovation pipeline, induced innovation, the extended pipeline, manufacturing-led innovation, and innovation organization. These provide a framework for approaching the twin issues in U.S. manufacturing of furthering innovation and creating jobs.

Keywords:   U.S. manufacturing, manufacturing jobs, economic disruption, social disruption, income inequality, Great Recession, advanced manufacturing, innovation

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