TECHNOLOGICAL LEADERSHIP AND PRODUCTIVITY LEADERSHIP IN MANUFACTURING SINCE THE INDUSTRIAL-REVOLUTION - IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CONVERGENCE DEBATE
UNSPECIFIED (1994) TECHNOLOGICAL LEADERSHIP AND PRODUCTIVITY LEADERSHIP IN MANUFACTURING SINCE THE INDUSTRIAL-REVOLUTION - IMPLICATIONS FOR THE CONVERGENCE DEBATE. In: Annual Conference of the Royal-Economic-Society, UNIV YORK, YORK, ENGLAND, 1993. Published in: ECONOMIC JOURNAL, 104 (423). pp. 291-302.Full text not available from this repository.
The United States has been the labour productivity leader in manufacturing since the early nineteenth century despite changes in technological leadership from Britain to the United States and then to Germany and Japan. US productivity leadership is based on the more widespread use of mass production rather than craft production methods, determined by resource and factor endowments and demand patterns. The two systems can coexist so tong as the technologically lagging system imitates and adapts. Changes in the relative dynamism of the two systems explain changes in technological leadership, but without necessarily leading to changes in productivity leadership.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ECONOMIC JOURNAL|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 291-302|
|Title of Event:||Annual Conference of the Royal-Economic-Society|
|Location of Event:||UNIV YORK, YORK, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||1993|
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