By Robert E. Lane
--David O. Sears, Professor of Psychology and Political technology, UCLA
"Lane's deep wisdom of the resources of human happiness allows him to increase a strong critique of monetary theory."
---Robert A. Dahl, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political technological know-how, Yale University
Robert E. Lane is the Eugene Meyer Professor Emeritus of Political technology at Yale collage. His past courses contain The lack of Happiness in marketplace Democracies (2000) and The marketplace event (1991).
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Following a prolonged absence during and after World War II, two of the three returned to the United States in the 1970s and quickly moved into pharmaceuticals. Meanwhile, the Swiss chemical enterprises followed the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche Holding AG and moved quickly and successfully into the new biotechnology industry. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a wave of mergers completely restructured the global pharmaceutical industry. Chapter 10 provides another remarkable story, the commercialization of the new science of biotechnology, which required the building of a new basic industrial infrastructure.
Producer of rayon, behind Du Pont and the British leader, Courtauld’s Ltd. During this same period the British and French chemical companies were still not serious challengers. Indeed, it was the formation of I. G. Farben that impelled British industrialists and government ofﬁcials to form in 1926 Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) as the industry’s national champion. But ICI had little success in competing with the Germans and the Swiss; the capabilities simply were not there. Rhône-Poulenc added little to the evolution of the industry, relying as it did on foreign-based technologies whose products were protected by high tariffs.
1 A very small number of the American and European enterprises, six American “allaround” core companies and a somewhat larger number of European companies, were responsible for commercializing the initial wave of chemical products ﬂowing from the new science-based technologies at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. 1, were also responsible for the polymer/petrochemical revolution in the middle decades of the past century. 1). All but the last of these were ﬁrst movers in commercializing the products of new technologies based on the new learning in chemical science and engineering during the Second Industrial Revolution.