Softcover binding has light shelfwear to edges of covers. Pages tight and clean. 93 pages. SoftCover Binding. Year: 1992. ISBN: 0898431220. Offers business and government leaders new ideas on how to adapt to the changing economic environment. No longer are large manufacturers, with their economies of scale and specialized resources, considered to have the edge over small and medium-sized enterprises. Smaller firms have greater flexibility to innovate with less bureaucracy. Many small and rural firms face obstacles to modernization but these can be overcome with a progressive state policy toward economic development. Looks at some of the best and most promising practices and programs in state government today. Newcomers to the field will find this book thorough and informative; professionals will find concepts that are challenging and original.