From Library Journal
Through painstaking research, including interviews with workers, managers, executives, and others on three continents, the MIT Commission on Industrial Productivity, a team of leading physical and social scientists, engineers, and business educators, has studied the decline in U.S. industrial performance from an international perspective. The authors focus on major product markets--autos; chemicals; commercial aircraft; consumer electronics; machine tools; semiconductors; computers and copiers; steel; and textiles--and identify the causes of productivity weakness and make valuable suggestions for change directed at business, labor, government, and education. This important work is readable and informative. Highly recommended.- Leonard Grundt, Nassau Community Coll. Lib., Garden City, N.Y.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
About the Author
Richard K. Lester is Japan Steel Industry Professor and Head of the Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT and Founding Director of MIT's Industrial Performance Center. He is the author or coauthor of The Productive Edge
and other books.