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The growing attention to organizational innovation in manufacturing firms reflects the sustainable competitive advantage fostered by superior dynamic capabilities. Knowledge-based competition has magnified the importance of learning alliances as a fast and effective way to develop such capabilities. To achieve a competitive advantage, firms need better quality, improved efficiency, innovation, and customer experience. This requires a constant search for new tools and management opportunities that would provide these competencies. Supply chain management, total quality management, business process reengineering, ...
During the Presidential race, both campaigns put together lists of technology policy recommendations. Candidate Obama talked about the need to restore adequate funding for R&D, increase STEM education, make the R&D tax credit permanent, streamlining our patent system, promote the deployment of next-generation broadband networks, and develop next generation manufacturing technologies, among other things. He even proposed creation of a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the United States. (see Fact Sheet Innovation and Technology and Obama Science Plan) But now President Obama has the ... Read More