In 1989, the MIT Commission on Industrial Productivity produced the Made in America report. One of the recommendations of Made in America was to establish the Industrial Performance Center (IPC) to carry on the interdisciplinary investigations of industrial productivity, innovation, and competitiveness that the Commission had begun. Established in 1991, with the help of a major grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the IPC has brought together faculty and students from all five MIT Schools in research collaborations on industry. Since its inception, the faculty, students and affiliates of the IPC have produced numerous books, articles, papers and other publications that have advanced the understanding of strategic, technological, and organizational developments in a broad range of industries.

Book | August 30, 2018

Made by Hong Kong

Suzanne Berger

Suzanne Berger is the John M. Deutch Institute Professor of Political Science at MIT.

Richard Lester

Richard Lester is the founding Executive Director and Faculty Chair of the Industrial Performance Center.

 Confronting the challenges that Hong Kong will face in the next decade, Made By Hong Kong focuses on the role of manufacturing in the development of the Hong Kong economy and analyzes alternative strategies and new directions for industrial growth.

Book | August 30, 2018

Global Taiwan: Building Competitive Strengths in a New International Economy

Suzanne Berger

Suzanne Berger is the John M. Deutch Institute Professor of Political Science at MIT.

Richard Lester

Richard Lester is the founding Executive Director and Faculty Chair of the Industrial Performance Center.

Global Taiwan examines the impact of globalization on the industry and economy of Taiwan since the spectacular growth of the 1990s.

Working Paper | April 9, 2010

Alignment and Misalignment of Technology Push and Regulatory Pull: Federal RD&D Support for SO2 and NOx Emissions Control Technology for Coal-Fired Power Plants, 1970-2000

David Hart

David Hart is Professor and Director at the Center for Science and Technology Policy at George Mason University.

Kadri Kallas

This paper relies on interviews and documentary evidence to describe federal RD&D policy for SO2 and NOx emissions controls for coal-fired power plants from 1970 to 2000 and to assess its impact on technology development. The narrative begins by describing the RD&D program of the EPA in the 1970s, which many observers deem to have […]

Working Paper | March 9, 2009

Don’t Worry About the Government? The LEED-NC ‘Green Building’ Rating System and Energy Efficiency in U.S. Commercial Buildings

David Hart

David Hart is Professor and Director at the Center for Science and Technology Policy at George Mason University.

This paper describes the history, development, and current operation of USGBC and LEED, particularly with regard to energy efficiency in commercial buildings, the subsector in which LEED has had its greatest impact. The narrative situates “green building” in a political as well as a business context. While USGBC may well have been “the right idea […]