Innovation in Low tech Firms and Industries

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  • Author : Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • ISBN : 1848445059
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release : 01 January 2008
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This very valuable book collects together excellent empirical essays on what amounts to a silent majority in advanced industrial societies: low and medium tech manufacturing industries. Such industries employ more people and make a larger contribution to aggregate value creation than their more lauded high-tech counterparts and moreover, they constitute extremely important customer industries for such higher tech producers. They may be neglected, but they are not going away indeed, this volume shows that they are growing and adapting to

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