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November 1983, Vol. 106, No. 11
High technology today and tomorrow:
a small slice of the employment pie
Richard W. Riche, Daniel E. Hecker and John U. Burgan
High technology enjoys high. Industry developments are tracked closely in the United States and abroad, and the implications for productivity, international competition, national defense, and the general standard of living are of increasing interest. Many States and some major cities have established task forces to assess the potential of high technology to provide employment opportunities and to develop incentives to attract high tech industries.
Although industries that manufacture computers and office equipment, electronic components and new drugs and medicines generally are among those classified as high tech industries, experts differ as to the makeup of the high tech group. There is no widely accepted definition of high technology industries, and they have been defined in many ways. In this article, we set forth various concepts of high technology and consider its effect on employment during the 1970s and through the mid-1990s.
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