Date of Award

1992

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Community Planning (MCP)

Department

Community Planning and Area Development

First Advisor

Marshall M. A. Feldman

Abstract

This master’s research project is a basic study of flexibility in the U.S. medical instruments and supply industry.

Chapter 1 reviews the 1iterature on the debate over flexibility and its relevance to the medical instruments and supply industry.

Chapter 2 briefly introduces the methodology used in this research.

Chapter 3 reviews factors influencing the development of the industry.

Chapter 4 profiles the medical supply industry in the US today.

Chapter 5 analyzes flexibility in the industry by applying the methodology discussed in Chapter 2.

Chapter 6 discusses policy implications.

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