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The structure of the computer industry

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Authors
McDonald, Roger L. III
Subjects
market structure and computer manufacturing
market structure and software development
barriers to entry and computer industry
microcomputer and revolution
legal issues and computer industry
strategies and computer industry
forecast and computer industry
Advisors
Haga, William J.
Date of Issue
1988-09
Date
March 1992
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This study updates the assessment of the industrial and market structure of the computer manufacturing and software development industries. It describes the structure of these industries in terms of market concentration, barriers to entry, organizational strategies, and legal issues. It also examines the impact of the PC revolution on the market structure of computer manufacturing and software development. Additionally, it describes and analyzes events in computer manufacturing and software development since the late 1980s in terms of alliances, mergers, and market concentration, as the computer industry shakes out marginal participants and re-aligns the market power and technology rights of major players. The study forecasts a ten year scenario for the evolution of the computer manufacturing and software development industries by extrapolating from recent events and from histories of similar mature industries.
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Thesis
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Department
Administrative Sciences
Other Units
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
200 p.;28 cm.
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Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
Rights
This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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