"Finally, a study that offers critical new insights into the complex issue of the evolution of global high-tech industries. This scholarly and painstakingly researched study of the flat panel display industry breaks new ground and represents a clear departure from traditional economic analysis. The authors have developed a fundamentally new and managerially relevant perspective by combining analysis of knowledge creation and industry evolutionpeople, cross-national teams, investments, and public policyand by demystifying the glue that binds the apparently distinct roles played by firms and countries; a required reading for those who are concerned about innovation and competition in global industries."C.K. Prahalad, chairman, PRAJA, Inc., Harvey C. Fruehauf Professor of Business Administration, University of Michigan Business School, and coauthor, Competing for the Future "Five years of intensive research and conscientious interaction with the display community have produced the only detailed, readable history of the flat panel display industry from early research in the 1960s to the turbulent, high-volume present. Some of the authors' conclusions will be controversial, but noncontroversial conclusions are a waste of time. This book is certainly not a waste of timeit is essential reading for everyone in the display industry and for anyone with a stake in global business management."Ken Werner, president, Nutmeg Consultants and editor, Information DisplayMurtha, Thomas P. is the author of 'Managing New Industry Creation Global Knowledge Formation and Entrepreneurship in High Technology' with ISBN 9780804742283 and ISBN 0804742286.