On Suzanne Berger 'How We Compete: What Companies Around the World Are Doing to Make it in Today's Global Economy', New York, Doubleday, 2005: Panel at the SASE 2008 Annual Meeting, San Jose, Costa Rica

W. Streeck, K. Thelen, J. Whitford, J. Zeitlin, S. Berger
2009 Socio-Economic Review  
How We Compete, already a classic, is about 'companies around the world' and what they 'are doing to make it in today's global economy ' (Berger, 2005) . It is not about states and governments and the problems they are facing under globalization, although it touches on them, laudably, in the final chapter. This suggests comparison with another MIT book that came out 16 years earlier, in 1989: Made in America: Regaining the Productive Edge, written by Michael Dertouzos, Richard Lester and Robert
more » ... d Lester and Robert Solow (Dertouzos et al., 1989) . (Berger, incidentally, was a major contributor to the Dertouzos et al. project, and her book is dedicated to the memory of Dertouzos.) Both books are extremely well written, are highly instructive for both non-specialists and academics, have clear conclusions and are full of powerful illustrations based on
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