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By Jason Dedrick

How did the pc evolve into its current worldwide constitution? Why have a few Asian international locations succeeded greater than others? Jason Dedrick and Kenneth L. Kraemer delve into those questions and emerge with an evidence of the fast upward push of the pc within the Asia-Pacific region.

Asia's desktop Challenge makes a scientific comparability of the old improvement of the pc industries of Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan and concludes that neither a plan as opposed to industry, nor a rustic as opposed to corporation dichotomy absolutely explains the range came upon between those nations. The authors determine a brand new force--the emergence of an international creation community. attaining past particular businesses and international locations, this e-book explores the strategic implications for the Asian-Pacific international locations and the USA. Now East Asia is confronted with a problem; they have to make the circulation from low margin enterprise to excessive margin software program and data companies, whereas american citizens needs to reply by way of keeping management in criteria, layout, advertising and marketing, and company innovation.

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In the PC era, competition among countries has been much more vigorous and widespread. Not only did the PC create opportunities for new companies, but it also opened the door for new countries to participate in the industry. PC makers in the United States needed lowcost, reliable sources of components and peripherals; initially these companies turned to Japan, with its well-developed electronics and computer industries. S. companies also wanted to move labor-intensive production activities to lower-wage locations, and they needed cheap sources of simple components that were becoming too expensive to source from Japan.

Excerpted by permission of the publisher. Copyright 1997 David C. Moschella. Published by AMACOM, a division of American Management Association. All rights reserved. computer and its little brother, the minicomputer, reigned supreme. The second was the personal computer era, which ran from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s, with PC sales surpassing mainframe sales worldwide by 1985. The third is the network era, beginning in the mid-1990s and extending well into the twenty-first century, marked by the majority of computers being connected to networks within organizations and interconnected worldwide through the Internet.

S. firms. S. S. 3 The first computers were based on vacuum tube technology and were designed for specific government or defense industry customers. 5–$2 million each) and required several years to build. Because initial government procurement and R&D funding was large, many firms rushed into the industry. IBM and Sperry Rand were already producing tabulating equipment, whereas most other entrants were large companies doing defense work, such as Control Data Corporation, General Electric, and Philco.

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