Manufacturing Industries Economic Aspects
Twisted
Twisted
Hardcover      ISBN: 1940291941

Twisted documents and explores an eleven-story garment factory building in Shantou, China, for the fashion label Lafayette 148. The book presents the building as an artifact of architecture, with detailed documentation of images and drawings. The book also presents essays that offer a series of distinct but interrelated responses to the many questions that arise when building a garment factory facility in contemporary China. Issues addressed range from the architectural import of the building typology, to the ecological footprint of a factory, to social and architectural concerns regarding labor as well as construction practices, to the ethics and aesthetics of factory building.
Clear tensions exist between the global and the local, with respect to issues such as material economies, labor relations, working conditions, and company branding. The book investigates the role of design in all of this. For what can the architect be held responsible in contemporary praxis. Is it ultimately possible to address the social inequalities produced by global garment manufacturing through design?
This book is not a monograph, but includes extensive documentation of the design process, the development of working drawings, construction technologies, as well as the completed building and a post-occupancy review of the building.

Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - And Helped Save an American Town
Factory Man
How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - And Helped Save an American Town
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316231436
The instant New York Times bestseller about one man's battle to save hundreds of jobs by demonstrating the greatness of American business.

The Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia family for generations, it was also the center of life in Bassett, Virginia. But beginning in the 1980s, the first waves of Asian competition hit, and ultimately Bassett was forced to send its production overseas.

One man fought back: John Bassett III, a shrewd and determined third-generation factory man, now chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co, which employs more than 700 Virginians and has sales of more than $90 million. In Factory Man, Beth Macy brings to life Bassett's deeply personal furniture and family story, along with a host of characters from an industry that was as cutthroat as it was colorful. As she shows how he uses legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and sheer grit and cunning to save hundreds of jobs, she also reveals the truth about modern industry in America.
Aircraft Industry Dynamics: An Anlaysis of Competition, Capital, and Labor
Aircraft Industry Dynamics
An Anlaysis of Competition, Capital, and Labor
Hardcover      ISBN: 0865690537
American Investment in British Manufacturing Industry
American Investment in British Manufacturing Industry
Paperback      ISBN: 0415184126

This classic work, first published in 1958, is a seminal text in international business history. This new, substantially updated and revised edition is being published on the fortieth anniversary of the first edition. Features of the revised edition include:
* a new introduction
* a new concluding chapter
* amendments and additions to the original text
* a new statistical appendix which examines the main features and significance of the US penetration of UK industry over the past four decades.
Professor Dunning is one of the most internationally renowned and respected scholars in international business research. The updated version of this highly regarded book is a major contribution to studies in international business history

American Manufacturing in a Global Market
American Manufacturing in a Global Market
Hardcover      ISBN: 0792390512

The health of American manufacturing has been a cause of real concern during the 1980s. Foreign competition, hostile takeovers, new technologies and a host of other factors have caused dramatic changes in this key sector of the American economy. Many ob- servers of this process of change are singing the "rust belt blues," consigning U.S. manufacturing greatness to the history books. In April 1986, the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University issued a study by its director, Dr. Murray L. Weidenbaum, which challenged this perception of American manu- facturing's future. The report, entitled Learning to Compete, pointed to a variety of positive developments resulting from the ad- versity faced by American firms in the first half of the decade: pro- ducers had improved quality and productivity, reduced costs, and in- creased emphasis on R&D. In November 1988, as a logical extension of this research, the Center held a conference on American Manufacturing in the 1990s. Focusing on American responses to the changing global competitive environment, this conference brought together the practical experi- ence of business professionals and the more detached views of aca- demic and media experts. In a day and a half of meetings, encompassing six separate ses- sions, a luncheon address and an after-dinner debate, conference participants assembled an extensive profile on the state of U.S.

American Manufacturing in a Global Market
American Manufacturing in a Global Market
Paperback      ISBN: 9401076367

The health of American manufacturing has been a cause of real concern during the 1980s. Foreign competition, hostile takeovers, new technologies and a host of other factors have caused dramatic changes in this key sector of the American economy. Many ob- servers of this process of change are singing the "rust belt blues," consigning U.S. manufacturing greatness to the history books. In April 1986, the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University issued a study by its director, Dr. Murray L. Weidenbaum, which challenged this perception of American manu- facturing's future. The report, entitled Learning to Compete, pointed to a variety of positive developments resulting from the ad- versity faced by American firms in the first half of the decade: pro- ducers had improved quality and productivity, reduced costs, and in- creased emphasis on R&D. In November 1988, as a logical extension of this research, the Center held a conference on American Manufacturing in the 1990s. Focusing on American responses to the changing global competitive environment, this conference brought together the practical experi- ence of business professionals and the more detached views of aca- demic and media experts. In a day and a half of meetings, encompassing six separate ses- sions, a luncheon address and an after-dinner debate, conference participants assembled an extensive profile on the state of U.S.

The Anatomy of Industrial Decline: Productivity, Investment, and Location in U.S. Manufacturing
The Anatomy of Industrial Decline
Productivity, Investment, and Location in U.S. Manufacturing
Hardcover      ISBN: 0899302440

This book presents a detailed industry-by-industry analysis of output and investment in American manufacturing. With imports soaring and the international indebtedness of the United States increasing, manufacturing has been the sector of the economy most threatened by outside pressures. In a growing number of products, domestic manufacture has ceased to be competitive, and in some products where American technological competence should have brought success, there are no American entries at all. The book's major chapters deal with trends and changes, from 1967 onward, in labor productivity, investment per employee, the location of manufacturing establishments, and the role and impact of imports and exports. In each case, general quantitative analysis is followed by a detailed review of the problems with the products, manufacturing processes, and markets of each industry, thus providing not only an account of the industry's current state, but an agenda for future change and improvement.

Beyond the Adirondacks: The Story of St. Regis Paper Company
Beyond the Adirondacks
The Story of St. Regis Paper Company
Hardcover      ISBN: 0313227357
Business, Politics and International Relations: Steel, Cotton and International Cartels in British Politics, 1924 1939
Business, Politics and International Relations
Steel, Cotton and International Cartels in British Politics, 1924 1939
Paperback      ISBN: 0521108764

This is a study of commercial diplomacy, which investigates the responses of British industry and government to foreign competition, sectoral depression and decline. It examines the attitude of the British iron and steel industry towards the cartel of the continental steel industries, and the attempt of the Lancashire cotton industry in 1932-4 to reach a market-sharing agreement with Japan. Using a wide range of primary sources the author provides an analysis of the role of the state in British industrial policies and in the management of industrial decline. He shows that the outcome of international negotiations in the steel and cotton industries was not determined by economic factors alone, but was decisively influenced by political and diplomatic considerations and by the role of the state.

The Cigarette Papers
The Cigarette Papers
Paperback      ISBN: 0520213726

Around-the-clock tobacco talks, multibillion-dollar lawsuits against the major cigarette companies, and legislative wrangling over how much to tax a pack of cigarettes--these are some of the most recent episodes in the war against the tobacco companies. The Cigarette Papers shows what started it all: revelations that tobacco companies had long known the grave dangers of smoking, and did nothing about it.

In May 1994 a box containing 4,000 pages of internal tobacco industry documents arrived at the office of Professor Stanton Glantz at the University of California, San Francisco. The anonymous source of these "cigarette papers" was identified only as "Mr. Butts." These documents provide a shocking inside account of the activities of one tobacco company, Brown & Williamson, over more than thirty years. Quoting extensively from the documents themselves and analyzing what they reveal, The Cigarette Papers shows what the tobacco companies have known and galvanizes us to take action.