© 1986

Electronics and Industrial Policy

The case of computer controlled lathes


Part of the World Industry Studies book series (WIS, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Staffan Jacobsson
    Pages 1-5
  3. Staffan Jacobsson
    Pages 6-30
  4. Staffan Jacobsson
    Pages 113-142
  5. Staffan Jacobsson
    Pages 143-173
  6. Staffan Jacobsson
    Pages 174-192
  7. Staffan Jacobsson
    Pages 193-234
  8. Staffan Jacobsson
    Pages 235-239
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 240-252

About this book


There is a rapidly expanding literature on the economics of the so­ called 'new technologies' - especially on those using microelectronic systems. Dr. Jacobsson's book deals with microelectronics-based innovation in machine tools: with the production and use of computer numerically controlled machine tools in the world economy and especially in the Third World. Jacobsson is mainly interested in the implications which CNC machine tools may be expected to have for users and producers in the Newly Industrialising Countries. He approaches this as a problem in applied economics and the book will have a primary interest for those economists whose concern is with the problems of industrialisation in developing countries. It will be parti­ cularly valuable to those who are preoccupied with the role of local capital goods manufacture and with the technological preconditions for this kind of production. Jacobsson is able to give detailed and specific arguments on these matters as far as CNC machine tools are concerned. In my view, the book has a considerably wider interest and relevance than its specification may at first sight suggest. Jacobsson's achieve­ ment is not just that he has provided valuable and convincing quantita­ tive arguments about policy in setting up production of CNC machine tools. In addition, he has set a new and much needed methodological standard for analysis of the impacts of 'new technologies' on the international economy.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of LundSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Electronics and Industrial Policy
  • Book Subtitle The case of computer controlled lathes
  • Authors Staffan Jacobsson
  • Series Title World Industry Studies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-04-338138-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-011-6488-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-6486-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 252
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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