Regional variations in the adoption of computer-numerically- controlled machine tools by small engineering firms: a multivariate analysis

P. N. O'Farrell, R. P. Oakey

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    Abstract

    In this paper those factors that influence the adoption of computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) machine tools by small mechanical engineering firms in three regions: the South East of England, Scotland, and Wales are investigated. Evidence is presented on CNC machine adoption in the three regions. A logistic regression model of the probability of CNC lathe adoption is developed and a regression model of the data of first adoption is calibrated. Welsh firms recorded lower adoption probabilities than firms based in either South East England or Scotland; and Scottish companies adopted some two years earlier than companies in the other two regions. -Authors

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)887-902
    Number of pages16
    JournalEnvironment & Planning A
    Volume24
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 1992

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