A decline in both the quantity and quality of students pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is widely noted in policy reports, the popular press, and by policymakers. Fears of increasing global competition compound the perception that there has been a drop in the supply of high-quality students moving up through the… (More)
The politics of technology design are examined in the context of software design where there has been an emphasis on " user participation " as a solution to poor software design. However, in examining the realpolitik of design, our research shows that the process must be situated in an organizational and market context. Thus, traditional concepts of user… (More)
Session on " What Do We Mean by Skills? Implications for Education and Training Policy " ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Throughout most of the 20th century, the U.S. " skills system " was a model in many ways for the rest of the world. Primary and secondary schools offered mass education to provide industry with a large supply of literate and numerate workers. Land grant and other universities trained people in practical skills such as engineering, medicine and agriculture,… (More)
An important element of technology globalization is the rise of technology-based entrepreneurs in China, India, Mexico and other emerging economies. Increasingly, these techno-entrepreneurs are strategically important as part of the innovation value chain of multinational enterprises (MNEs). Some of these linkages began as MNEs sought to cut costs by… (More)
The current shift of technology development work by multinationals to the emerging economies is distinctive, as many are now observing, though less understood are the implications for innovative capacity and location. It is now high-end (rather than adaptive) development that is being carried out in countries like India, China, Brazil and Mexico. And,… (More)
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