Gaining a competitive advantage from computerized manufacturing systems by Cynthia A. Lengnick-Hall

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Published by Institute for Research in the Behavioral, Economic, and Management Sciences, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind .

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  • Manufacturing industries -- Technological innovations -- United States.,
  • Manufacturing processes -- Automation -- Economic aspects -- United States.,
  • Competition, International.

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Statementby Cynthia A. Lengnick-Hall.
SeriesPaper / Institute for Research in the Behavioral, Economic, and Management Sciences, Krannert Graduate School of Management, Purdue University ;, no. 858, Paper (Krannert Graduate School of Management. Institute for Research in the Behavioral, Economic, and Management Sciences) ;, no. 858.
LC ClassificationsHD6483 .P8 no. 858, HD9725 .P8 no. 858
The Physical Object
Pagination47, 13 p. ;
Number of Pages47
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Open LibraryOL3003778M
LC Control Number84623130

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