Summary of The New Industrial Revolution

Consumers, Globalization and the End of Mass Production

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The New Industrial Revolution book summary
A new industrial revolution is transforming manufacturing worldwide.


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Financial Times journalist Peter Marsh has created an intriguing map of how manufacturing developed over time, where it is today and how a new industrial revolution will transform it in the future. Marsh uses various examples to illustrate his observations. He has created a richly textured book, though the weight of data is at times overwhelming. getAbstract recommends it to anyone interested in the future of commerce.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How manufacturing developed and evolved,
  • What the next industrial revolution will bring, and
  • How manufacturers are using global value chains to optimize their operations.


“The Growth Machine”
Manufacturing’s growth galvanized the global economy in the last 200 years. Manufacturing has undergone four industrial revolutions, or periods of accelerated change, and is nearing the fifth: The Industrial Revolution began in the 1780s, as manufacturers...
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Veteran Financial Times journalist Peter Marsh covers manufacturing.

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