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Table of Contents Preface 1. Arrival of Digital Technologies and Their Applications 2. Digitizing the American Economy 3. Presence and Role of Manufacturing Industries in the American Economy 4. Business Patterns and Digital Applications in the Transformation of Manufacturing Industries 5. Patterns and Practices in Three Traditional Manufacturing Industries: Automotive, Steel and Aerospace 6. Patterns and Practices in Three Process Industries: Petroleum, Chemical, and Pharmaceuticals 7. Business Practices and Digital Applications in Information Age Manufacturing Industries: Semiconductors, Hard Drives, and Software 8. Business Practices and Digital Applications in the Transformation of Transportation Industries: Trains and Trucks 9. Presence of Wholesale and Retail Industries in the American Economy 10. Business Patterns and Digital Applications in the Transformation of Wholesale and Retail Industries 11. Patterns and Practices in Three Retail Industries: Grocery, Apparel, e-Tailing 12. Conclusion: How Computers Changed the American Economy Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Automation Economic aspects United States, Manufacturing industries United States Automation, Transportation United States Automation, Retail trade United States Automation