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The Vise: Occupational Restructuring and Earnings Inequality in High-Tech Manufacturing

High-tech industries are our most strategically important source of new products and processes. These industries generate much, if not most, of the competitive advantages that U.S.-made goods and services enjoy in domestic and international markets. Consequently, news about anything high …  More

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Two Views of Venture Capital: The Investor

The venture capital business is changing, again. Coincident with the rapid evolution of technology and industry, the venture capital business has in its short history, reinvented itself and its image. The number of services has increased and grown more varied. …  More

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The Boom in High-Tech Business Services: A New Impetus to Economic Development in Texas

Business services, also called producer services, are intermediate activities that provide inputs for the production of goods or other services, rather than directly serving final consumers. They enhance efficiency and add value at various stages of production processes, both upstream …  More

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Rethinking High Tech in Texas: Policy Challenges

Defining “high technology” is not easy. However, one component of defining it has been widely accepted: a high percentage of both R&D expenditures and engineers and scientists. The assumption here is that high-tech industries, because of their innovative nature, spend …  More

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Austin Sui Generis?: The Strength and Resilience of the High-Tech Complex

Since the late 1980s, the growth of the Austin regional economy has outpaced that of other medium-sized high-tech centers. Austin’s economic expansion was based on four private sector growth drivers: computer and office equipment, electronic and electrical equipment, software, and …  More

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Why Are Small High-Technology Firms in Texas Not Competing?

High-technology firms compete globally by bringing products to market quickly and efficiently. In a recent sample of high-technology companies in Texas, 84% reported the introduction of a new process or product during 1994-96. However, only 33% introduced new products and …  More

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Comparative High-Technology Industrial Growth: Texas, California, Massachusetts, and North Carolina

To better understand the development of high technology industry in Texas, this monograph compares the high-technology industrial composition of Texas with that of California, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. Chapters examine interstate differences in high-technology industrial development by comparing (1) recent …  More

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