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Competitive Time-Space in High Technology

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Nicholas Henry


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The ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’—the growth of R&D based high technology industry in Cambridge during the 1980s—is an economic success story of the new times. As a study of the work organisation of the scientist/engineers of Cambridge, this paper reveals the extreme time-space flexibility experienced by these workers. It reveals also how this flexible use of time and space is essential in the internationally competitive success of high technology industry in Cambridge. The paper ends with a critical look ahead at some of the implications and contradictions of this particular form of growth both for the economy and this set of elite workers.

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Author(s): Henry N, Massey D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Geoforum

Year: 1995

Volume: 26

Issue: 1

Pages: 49-64

Print publication date: 01/02/1995

ISSN (print): 0016-7185

ISSN (electronic): 1872-9398

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/0016-7185(94)00022-Y


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