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A U.S. Manufacturing Strategy for the 21st Century: What Policies Yield National Sector Competitiveness?


  • Thomas A Hemphill
  • Mark J Perry


The national debate over the fate of U.S. manufacturing is back, with some asking the question: Is manufacturing dead? However, the U.S. manufacturing sector has been making a surprising comeback and added jobs in 2010 and 2011 following 12 straight years of declines. Utilizing economic data, coupled with qualitative manufacturing industry information, offers a unique opportunity for the authors to present a pragmatic and strategic national manufacturing strategy based on the realities of a continually evolving R&D/high-technology-based U.S. manufacturing sector.

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  • Thomas A Hemphill & Mark J Perry, 2012. "A U.S. Manufacturing Strategy for the 21st Century: What Policies Yield National Sector Competitiveness?," Business Economics, Palgrave Macmillan;National Association for Business Economics, vol. 47(2), pages 126-147, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:pal:buseco:v:47:y:2012:i:2:p:126-147

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