Smart technology and smart people: human resource development in the electronics industry

James McCalman, Brian Ashcroft (Editor)

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This paper examines the implications of human resource management for the Scottish electronics industry over the next few years. It deals with three areas. How are human resource development issues in American subsidiary electronics companies being addressed? Are there lessons to be learned from the foreign-owned sector in terms of how we should be managing people? What are the benefits to the economy of smart technology and smart people? Some well known local examples of American subsidiary operations are used as a means of illustrating what is current best practice in human resource development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-59
Number of pages7
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1989


  • smart technology
  • human resources
  • Scottish electronics industry
  • Scottish economics

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