Faculty Advisor

Danneels, Erwin

Abstract

The introduction, growth, and decline of the electronic typewriter and personal word processor industries are presented and analyzed. The report illustrates how intense competition and the growth of the computer industry were the main reasons for the demise of both industries. In addition to an examination of both industries, individual profiles of electronic typewriter and personal word processor manufacturers are studied. Finally, the report applies two theories of market evolution to further explain the demise of both typewriter industries.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2005

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Business

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