ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Electronic Reorganisation of Manufacturing-A New Techno-Economic Paradigm

A New Techno-Economic Paradigm Annavajhula J C B The study examines the predicted and actual impact of new flexible production technologies on industrial production organisation in industrial countries. By outlining the problematic context in which these technologies evolved as appropriate responses to certain challenges faced in production and distribution, it then highlights the point that these technologies have contributed to productive integration as also decentralisation at the domestic and international levels. Evidence gathered here does not fully endorse the relocationist or and-relocationst (trade reversal) views. In general, it seems we are in a non-monotonic flux of 'much can be said on both sides.' INTRODUCTION WE know that process technology is the technology that determines the way in which products are made. This review article is just an exploratory inquiry into new process/manufacturing technologies stricto sensu, in particular of microelectronics based or computerised production technologies. In what way do these new technologies impact on the 'make- buy' or production sub-contracting policies of firms? That is the complex question that especially concerns us here.

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