The Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Industry: What Prognosis for Good Jobs?

Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 224

33 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 1998

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Chris Tilly

University of Massachusetts Lowell

Michael Handel

Northeastern University--Department of Sociology

Date Written: January 1998

Abstract

This paper draws on the case study literature on diagnostic imaging, on publicly available industry data, and on the business press. It also incorporates very preliminary findings from interviews and site visits by the author and others at five diagnostic imaging companies, two in the United States and three in Japan. At the companies' request, their identities must currently remain confidential. Some of the company-based research has been supported by the Sloan Foundation through a project entitled "Corporate Restructuring Skill Formation and Earnings Inequality."

The paper unfolds in four sections that mirror the four propositions. Each section summarizes both quantitative trends and case study evidence. The evidence available from published sources, coupled with preliminary interview findings, reveal quite a few interesting patterns but also leave a great deal unanswered. Consequently, we follow these four sections with a brief conclusion making the case for additional case study research and sketching directions for such future research.

JEL Classification: L60

Suggested Citation

Tilly, Chris and Handel, Michael J., The Diagnostic Imaging Equipment Industry: What Prognosis for Good Jobs? (January 1998). Levy Economics Institute Working Paper No. 224. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=125772 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.125772

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Michael J. Handel

Northeastern University--Department of Sociology ( email )

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Boston, MA 02115

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