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Manufacturing Trends in the United States $110.00
Editors: Lucas G. Morán
Book Description:
The health of the U.S. manufacturing sector has been a long-standing concern of Congress. Although Congress has established a wide variety of tax preferences, direct subsidies, import restraints and other federal programs with the goal of retaining or recapturing manufacturing jobs, only a small proportion of U.S. workers are now employed in factories. Meanwhile, U.S. factories have stepped up production of goods that require high technological sophistication but relatively little direct labor. Labor productivity in manufacturing, as measured by government data, has grown rapidly, suggesting that the manufacturing sector as a whole remains healthy. This book explores manufacturing trends in the United States with a focus on job creation in the manufacturing revival; the manufacturing extension partnership program; globalized supply chains and offshore outsourcing. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents:
Preface

Job Creation in the Manufacturing Revival
(Marc Levinson)

"Hollowing Out" in U.S. Manufacturing: Analysis and Issues for Congress
(Marc Levinson)

Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program: An Overview
(Wendy H. Schact)

Globalized Supply Chains and U.S. Policy
(Dick K. Nanto)

Offshoring (Or Offshore Outsourcing) and Job Loss Among U.S. Workers
(Linda Levine)

Index

   Series:
      Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
      Quality Control Engineering and Manufacturing
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2012
   Pages: 6 x 9 (NBC - G)
   ISBN: 978-1-62100-663-3
   Status: AV
  
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