Making Value for America:

Making Value for America:

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Globalization, developments in technology, and new business models are transforming the way products and services are conceived, designed, made, and distributed in the U.S. and around the world. These forces present challenges - lower wages and fewer jobs for a growing fraction of middle-class workers - as well as opportunities for qmakersq and aspiring entrepreneurs to create entirely new types of businesses and jobs. Making Value for America examines these challenges and opportunities and offers recommendations for collaborative actions between government, industry, and education institutions to help ensure that the U.S. thrives amid global economic changes and remains a leading environment for innovation. Filled with real-life examples, Making Value for America presents a roadmap to enhance the nation's capacity to pursue opportunities and adapt to transforming value chains by widespread adoption of best practices, a well-prepared and innovative workforce, local innovation networks to support startups and new products, improved flow of capital investments, and infrastructure upgrades.Automotive Industry In addition to consumer and household goods, other sources are being explored for the use of integrated systems ... of data about its use is the Nissan Leaf, which has been described as a a€œveritable smartphone on wheelsa€ ( Svarcas 2012, p. ... But the car can also collect many other data; it keeps track of the use of the headlights and air conditioning, for instance, and the GPS systemanbsp;...

Title:Making Value for America:
Author:Committee on Foundational Best Practices for Making Value for America, National Academy of Engineering
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2015-02-27


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