Chapter 1. Productivity Technology and International Competitiveness

  1. William Smothers
  1. Keith E. McKee

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320235.ch1

Robotics and Microprocessors: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 9/10

Robotics and Microprocessors: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

McKee, K. E. (1984) Productivity Technology and International Competitiveness, in Robotics and Microprocessors: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 9/10 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320235.ch1

Author Information

  1. IIT Research Institute, 10 W. 35th St. Chicago, IL 60616

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374177

Online ISBN: 9780470320235

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Keywords:

  • U.S. Industries;
  • quality automobile;
  • Japan;
  • American homes;
  • paper products

Summary

A comparison of U.S. industries with the international competition demonstrates that major problems exist. Even the most successful U.S. industries are being challenged. Possible solutions are presented with emphasis on the role that technology can play in improving productivity.