ERIC Number: ED245894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Computer Industry. High Technology Industries: Profiles and Outlooks.
International Trade Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.
A series of meetings was held to assess future problems in United States high technology, particularly in the fields of robotics, computers, semiconductors, and telecommunications. This report, which focuses on the computer industry, includes a profile of this industry and the papers presented by industry speakers during the meetings. The profile (prepared by Robert Eckelmann) assesses the industry's international competitive position, identifies important competitive issues, and presents options to address these issues. Issues focus on the systems concept, the skills shortage, research and development (R&D), software capabilities, and foreign targeting practices. Industry papers are: (1) "The Computer Industry: Restrictions and Performance Requirements" (Edson de Castro); (2)"U.S. Response to Industry Targeting Practices" (Stephen G. Jerritts); and (3) "U.S. Controls on International Trade" (John W. Lacey). Introductory material includes a list of 11 general issues which emerged from the meetings followed by a summary of issues related to the computer industry. Two issues noted are that the industry requires both the domestic and international markets to sustain its characteristically high level of investment in R&D and that the competitive problem needs to be addressed through domestic policies that improve the efficiency of the U.S. free market system. (JN)
Descriptors: Competition, Computer Software, Computers, Economics, Foreign Policy, Industry, International Trade, Research and Development, Robotics, Semiconductor Devices, Technological Advancement, Technology, Telecommunications
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Trade Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Computer Industry