The Second Industrial Divide: Possibilities for Prosperity

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Basic Books, 1984 - Business & Economics - 355 pages
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Two MacArthur Prize Fellows argue that to get out of its current economic crisis industry should abandon its attachment to standardized mass production for a system of flexible specialization.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
Mass Production as Destiny and Blind
19
The Corporation
49
Stabilizing the Economy
73
CHAPTERS The Global and the Microscopic
105
Mass and Craft
133
The MassProduction Economy in Crisis
165
CHAPTERS Corporate Responses to the Crisis
194
History Practice and National Strategies
221
International
251
The United States and Flexible
281
NOTES
309
INDEX
345
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Michael J. Piore is Mitsui Professor of Contemporary Technology at M.I.T. Charles F. Sabel is Ford International Associate Professor of Social Science at M.I.T. Michael J. Piore is Mitsui Professor of Contemporary Technology at M.I.T. Charles F. Sabel is Ford International Associate Professor of Social Science at M.I.T.

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