Title: International competitiveness, technology strategy and industry structure: the case of information technology
Authors: Eliezer Geisler, William Drago
Addresses: Department of Management, College of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 800 Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190, USA. ' Department of Management, College of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 800 Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190, USA
Abstract: This paper examines the literature on the effects of industry structure and technology strategy on the international competitiveness of American companies in the sector of information technology. Key propositions which are prevalent in the literature are described, and several case studies of successes and failures are highlighted. The paper also discusses the paucity of empirical studies in the area of technology and corporate policy, and provides some examples from the literature and from an exploratory field investigation of information technology companies. Finally, the paper proposes some possible scenarios for the future development of the US information technology industry as it matures and solidifies its international position.
Keywords: industry structure; information technology; international competitiveness; technology strategy; USA; United States; technology policy; corporate policy; technology management.
International Journal of Technology Management, 1996 Vol.12 No.5/6, pp.679 - 695
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