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Producing Prosperity: Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance by Gary P. Pisano and Willy C. Shih

Published By: Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 978-1-4221-6268-2
Date of Publication: 2012


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Reviewed by: Lee G. Branstetter of Carnegie Mellon University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.2.544.r11
Review Pages: 562-64

Book Review Abstract

Lee G. Branstetter of Carnegie Mellon University reviews, "Producing Prosperity: Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance" by Gary P. Pisano and Willy C. Shih. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Explores when and where manufacturing matters to an economy and the importance of manufacturing in innovation in the United States. Discusses what competitiveness is; the industrial commons - what it is and why it matters; when is manufacturing critical to innovation?; the rise and decline of the American industrial commons;rebuilding the commons - the visible hand of management; and the move toward a national economic strategy for manufacturing. Pisano is Harry E. Figgie Jr. Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Shih is Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School."


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Lee G. Branstetter of Carnegie Mellon University


JEL Classifications

F23: Multinational Firms; International Business
L52: Industrial Policy; Sectoral Planning Methods
L60: Industry Studies: Manufacturing: General
O30: Technological Change; Research and Development: General


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