The catalyst, says D’Aveni, the Bakula Professor of Strategy at Tuck, is 3-D printing. The printing machines, reports the Post, are “popping up everywhere,” and can create 3-D products with moving parts, including guitars, iPad stands, and even guns.
“In 25 years, entire industries are going to disappear,” D’Aveni tells the Associated Press. “Countries relying on mass manufacturing are going to find themselves with no revenues and no jobs.”
Read the full story, published 6/3/13 by The Washington Post.