Title: Small shop competitiveness: a technologistical perspective
Authors: Jace A. Baker, Pat McInturff
Addresses: Department of Management, California State University, 5500 University Parkway, JB-461, San Bernardino, CA 92407, USA. ' Department of Management, California State University, 5500 University Parkway, JB-461, San Bernardino, CA 92407, USA
Abstract: Conventional wisdom holds that the manufacturing sector in post-industrial countries is doomed to continue its exodus to low-wage countries. The authors present a contrarian view that manufacturing can be retained, and perhaps grown, via reliance on small manufacturing operations rather than traditional large-scale operations.
Keywords: agile manufacturing; enterprise; information management; logistics; production economics; small firms; manufacturing SMEs; technology management; small and medium-sized enterprises.
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2008 Vol.5 No.4, pp.410 - 423
Published online: 16 Jun 2008 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article