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Summary:Shows the stakes of the global economic competition for individual Americans and for the nation. Shows how major American companies are faring in their battles with Japanese and German competition. Moves from an up-to-date look at mass production, craft production, and lean production in the auto industry to new races for "voice" computers and laptops. Examines the Japanese drive to challenge America's lead in basic research by setting up labs in the U.S. and hiring top American scientists.
Contributor:Smith, Hedrick
Provider:Hedrick Smith Productions
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:District of Columbia
Topical subjects:Capitalism
International business enterprises
International economic relations
United States Foreign economic relations Germany
United States Foreign economic relations Japan
Credits:Host, Hedrick Smith. Camera, Mark Falstad, Manfred Scheer, Foster Wiley ; editor, Riva Freifeld ; music, Charles Strouse .
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
Films@UM Browse terms:Economics, Business, Commerce, Labor
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