Resilient Manufacturing: The Georgia Manufacturing Survey 2020

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Jan Youtie, Ph.D.
Director of STIP (Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy),
Georgia Tech, EI2

Monday, Feb. 22   -Online Seminar-
Noon - 1:00 pm Eastern Time, U.S. 

"Resilient Manufacturing: The Georgia Manufacturing Survey 2020"

 Abstract: How has the COVID-19 pandemic and downturn affected manufacturing in Georgia and what initiatives can be undertaken to sustain Georgia manufacturing in response to this challenge? This presentation puts forth five insights about resilient manufacturing based on responses to the 2020 Georgia Manufacturing Survey. The Georgia Manufacturing Survey is conducted every two years to benchmark manufacturing performance in the state and identify needs, issues, challenges, capabilities, and opportunities facing Georgia manufacturers. Survey results are design to provide strategic information to improve business and technological assistance to Georgia manufacturing. The administration of the Georgia Manufacturing Survey during the beginning of the pandemic and lockdown from February through May, 2020, providing an unprecedented depth of knowledge about the manufacturing sector in Georgia during this downturn. 


Bio: Jan Youtie, PhD is Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy (STIP) in the Enterprise Innovation Institute at Georgia Tech. Her research focuses on technology-based economic development, manufacturing modernization, emerging technology assessment, bibliometric and patent analysis, and innovation and knowledge measurement and evaluation. Sponsors of her work include the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Science Foundation, European Commission,and the Expertenkommission Forschung und Innovation. Her research has appeared in Research Policy, Scientometrics, and the Journal of Technology Transfer among others. She has been recognized as one of the top authors in technology and innovation management research by the International Association of Management of Technology. Her recent book, The Strength in Numbers, co-authored with Barry Bozeman and published by Princeton University Press, discusses research authorship decision-making. She holds a doctorate in political science from Emory University.