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R&D Collaboration on Trial : The Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation - Everett M. Rogers

R&D Collaboration on Trial

The Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1994
ISBN: 9780875843643
Number Of Pages: 607

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Shaken by the dramatic inroads made by Japanese competitors into high-tech electronics, a number of U.S. electronic firms joined forces in 1982 to form the first U.S. for-profit research consortium: MCC (Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp.). Since then more than 200 other consortia have been formed in a variety of industries. The authors describe MCC's formation, the problems it encountered, and its progress from its rocky inception under Admiral Bobby Inman through its recent past under Dr. Craig Fields. At the same time, they examine the crucial role that public/private alliances at the local level played in the choice of Austin, Texas as the site for MCC and, more generally, in the rise of Texas high-tech industry and the emergence of Austin as a computer and technology center. The authors also address the important management issues that this very new kind of business organization raises. These include questions about the ability of competing companies to work together successfully; about their ability to transfer R&D findings to members; and about the implications of these consortia for national and international competitiveness.

ISBN: 9780875843643
ISBN-10: 0875843646
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 607
Published: 1st May 1994
Publisher: HARVARD BUSINESS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.2  x 4.62
Weight (kg): 1.04

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