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The digital hand. How computers changed the work of American manufacturing, transportation, and retail industries /

by Cortada, James W.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2004Description: xvi, 494 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0195165888 (alk. paper).Other title: How computers changed the work of American manufacturing, transportation, and retail industries.Subject(s): Automation -- Economic aspects -- United States | Manufacturing industries -- Automation. -- United States | Transportation -- Automation. -- United States | Retail trade -- Automation. -- United StatesOnline resources: Table of contents only | Publisher description
Contents:
Arrival of digital technologies and their applications -- Digitizing the American economy -- Presence and role of manufacturing industries in the American economy -- Business patterns and digital applications in the transformation of manufacturing industries -- Patterns and practices in three traditional manufacturing industries : automotive, steel and aerospace -- Patterns and practices in three process industries : petroleum, chemical, and pharmaceuticals -- Business practices and digital applications in information technology industries : semiconductors, hard drives, and software -- Business practices and digital applications in the transformation of transportation industries : trains and trucks -- Presence of wholesale and retail industries in the American economy -- Business patterns and digital applications in the transformation of wholesale and retail industries -- Patterns and practices in three retail industries : grocery, apparel, e-tailing.
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HC 107.A14 .B553 2000 Sowing the American dream : HC 107.A14 .B553 2000 Sowing the American dream : HC 108 .M8 .A66 2001 Cotton City : HC 110.A9 .C655 2004 The digital hand. HC 110.C6 .B79 2006 The economic organization of the household / HC 110.C6 .B79 2006 The economic organization of the household / HC 110.C6 .B79 2006 The economic organization of the household /

Includes bibliographical references (p. 462-474) and index.

Arrival of digital technologies and their applications -- Digitizing the American economy -- Presence and role of manufacturing industries in the American economy -- Business patterns and digital applications in the transformation of manufacturing industries -- Patterns and practices in three traditional manufacturing industries : automotive, steel and aerospace -- Patterns and practices in three process industries : petroleum, chemical, and pharmaceuticals -- Business practices and digital applications in information technology industries : semiconductors, hard drives, and software -- Business practices and digital applications in the transformation of transportation industries : trains and trucks -- Presence of wholesale and retail industries in the American economy -- Business patterns and digital applications in the transformation of wholesale and retail industries -- Patterns and practices in three retail industries : grocery, apparel, e-tailing.

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