Making Microchips: Policy, Globalization, and Economic Restructuring in the Semiconductor Industry
AbstractIn Making Microchips, Jan Mazurek examines the environmental and economic implications of the computer microchip industry's exodus from California's Silicon Valley to New Mexico, Virginia, Ireland, and Taiwan. Globalization, economic restructuring, and changing manufacturing processes in this rapidly growing industry present difficult new questions for environmental policy. Mazurek challenges the assumptions of U.S. policies designed to promote the competitiveness of domestic microchip makers. She argues that, although these initiatives focus on the economic effects of environmental regulation, they fail to acknowledge how economic and organizational changes within the industry collide with and often confound efforts to monitor and manage pollution from chemicals used in microchip manufacturing.
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Bibliographic InfoThis book is provided by The MIT Press in its series MIT Press Books with number 0262632705 and published in 2003.
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microchip industry; environmental policy; economic geography;
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