Accession Number : AD0718319

Title :   A Study of the Computer Manufacturing Industry in the United States.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Billings,Thomas Hadley ; Hogan,Richard Claude

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 226

Abstract : A study is presented of the origins and evolution of the computer manufacturing industry in the United States, with emphasis on the economic importance of its present structure and conduct. The examination of supply and demand as determinants of the market mechanism is presented in a classic outline of current economic form for the market structure, conduct and performance of basic industries. The analysis of demand utilizes the first published government material on the computer industry. Derivation of Lorenz curves for this new industry and its concentration represent the first so produced. The synthesis of the manufacturers' performance is developed from the structure and conduct. That performance is separately examined in reference to public policy, with emphasis on current legal actions and antitrust suits. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTERS, INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION), (*INDUSTRIES, UNITED STATES), REVIEWS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, ECONOMICS, ABUNDANCE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), LAW, THESES

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE