Technomics: The Theory of Industrial Evolution (Google eBook)

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CRC Press, Sep 18, 2006 - Science - 256 pages
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Have you ever wondered about the forces behind globalization, mass customization, just in time delivery, virtual companies, and perfect information? Providing a platform to understand and navigate our rapidly advancing world, Techonomics: The Theory of Industrial Evolution explains the relationship between technology, economy, and organizations. Successful entrepreneur and prolific inventor Dr. H. Lee Martin shares a technologistís marketplace insights gained from a 15-year journey from the garage to the public market.

Martin examines four foundations of healthy organizations: energy, communication, computation, and community. He then elucidates a method of tracking market progress, based on measuring both technology performance and economic cost, which provides a tool to consistently monitor advancement of any endeavor. The book looks at three contemporary trends based on electronic advancement, network expansion, and increasing productivity that are forcefully driving organizations in the 21st century. It explains examples of successful companies utilizing emerging operational business models.

Adam Smithís laws of supply and demand are challenged daily by a world productive capacity that can overproduce manufactured goods and create infinite supplies of information. Providing examples of the value of e-commerce to business operations, Technomics delineates how to measure, compare, and maximize trends in key processes. It demonstrates how, in the dawning Virtual Age, organizations that effectively use ALL resources will continually increase productivity, and those that donít will fall behind.

  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Techonomics
3
Chapter 2 Seeing the World through Transactions
19
A Techonomic Perspective of History
29
A Timeline
31
Chapter 4 Creating Techonomic Metrics
45
Techonomics at the Turn of the TwentyFirst Century
85
Chapter 5 The First Three Laws of TwentyFirstCentury Techonomics
87
Chapter 6 Emerging TwentyFirst Century Techonomic Business Models
103
Chapter 8 Techonomic Market Crises and Recommendations
157
Chapter 9 The Techonomic Future
183
Afterword
205
Terminology Related to Techonomics
209
Example of Process for Developing a Techonomic Metric
217
Index
219
Other Related Titles
225
Back cover
227

Chapter 7 Emerging Techonomic Trends
133
Postindustrial Challenges and Techonomics Answers
155

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