The Breakthrough Illusion: Corporate America's Failure to Move from Innovation to Mass Production

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Westview Press, 1990 - Business & Economics - 262 pages
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The USA has often failed to capitalise on its technological breakthroughs. This analysis of the weaknesses and strengths of US high technology warns that until the US learns to reconnect research and development with production, foreign companies will continue to prevail in the world marketplace.
  

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Contents

How We Lost the Followthrough
17
A New Breakthrough System for High Technology
37
Venture Capital and the Breakthrough Bias
56
The Hypermobility of HighTech Labor
79
Silicon Valley and Route 128 Wont Save Us
98
Neglecting HighTechnology Manufacture
119
BEYOND THE BREAKTHROUGH
139
Patchwork Solutions
165
Transcending the Breakthrough Economy
192
NOTES
205
INDEX
253
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Richard Florida is Professor of Business and Creativity at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and the founder of the Creative Class Group, a for-profit think tank that charts trends in business, communities, and lifestyles. His national bestseller The Rise of the Creative Class was awarded the Washington Monthly's Political Book Award and Harvard Business Review's Breakthrough Idea Award. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

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