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The New Competitive Advantage: The Renewal of American Industry

Michael Best


The New Competitive Advantage book presents a conceptual framework, the capabilities and innovation perspective, to address the organizational and technological sources of regional growth and decline. The productivity and income level of any region is explained in terms of the implementation and diffusion of universal principles of production and organization amongst its business enterprises. High‐tech regions such as Silicon Valley and Route 128 in Massachusetts have raised performance standards in new product development and innovation by application of the principle of systems integration t ... More

Keywords: industrial organization, innovation, product development, production principles, productivity, regional capability, research, systems integration, technology management, technology transition

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198297451
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198297459.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Best, author
University Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
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