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Paths of Innovation

Paths of Innovation Author David C. Mowery
ISBN-10 0521646537
Release 1999-10-28
Pages 214
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This highly accessible treatment examines the sources, structure, and economic effects of technological innovation in the twentieth-century US economy.

Paths of Innovation

Paths of Innovation Author David C. Mowery
ISBN-10 0521641195
Release 1998-09-28
Pages 224
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The first digital electronic computer, the ENIAC, was over 100 feet long, with 18,000 simultaneously functioning vacuum tubes. Now virtually every business and home in America has its own compact PC. In 1903 the Wright brothers' airplane, held together with baling wire and glue, traveled a couple hundred yards. Today fleets of streamlined jets transport millions of people per day to cities worldwide. Between discovery and application, between invention and widespread use, there is a world of innovation, of tinkering and improvements and adaptations. This is the world David Mowery and Nathan Rosenberg map out in Paths of Innovation, a tour of the intersecting routes of the technological.

Exploring the Black Box

Exploring the Black Box Author Nathan Rosenberg
ISBN-10 0521459559
Release 1994-03-10
Pages 274
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This book presents a unique account of how technological change is generated and the processes by which improved technologies are introduced into economic activity. The central theme of the book is the idea that technological changes are often "path dependent": their form and direction tend to be influenced strongly by the particular sequence of earlier events out of which a new technology has emerged. Individual chapters explore the particular features of new technologies in different historical and sectoral contexts.

American Corporate Economy

American Corporate Economy Author William Lazonick
ISBN-10 0415186110
Release 2002
Pages 344
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The readings collected in these four volumes examine the evolution, operation, and performance of the American corporate enterprise, and the American corporate economy more generally. Divided into seven sections, many of the readings provide broad overviews of the evolution of the US corporate enterprise, while others contribute to debates on its role in the evolution of American economy and society. The material is arranged thematically to help the reader navigate the field. There is also a new introduction and a thorough index, making this set an invaluable resource for both academics and practitioners in the field.

Encyclopedia of 20th Century Technology

Encyclopedia of 20th Century Technology Author Colin Hempstead
ISBN-10 9781135455514
Release 2005-08-08
Pages 992
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Comprising 395 essays arranged alphabetically, mostly on individual objects, artefacts, techniques, and products, this is an up-to-date work of reference for all those involved in teaching or researching the history of twentieth-century technology. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encycloped ia of 20th-Century Technology website.

Entrepreneurial Knowledge Technology and the Transformation of Regions

Entrepreneurial Knowledge  Technology and the Transformation of Regions Author Charlie Karlsson
ISBN-10 9781135055905
Release 2013-06-26
Pages 332
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In recent years, policy makers have given much credence to the role of entrepreneurship in the transformation of regions. As a result, a new set of policy responses have emerged that focus on the support of new venture creation, small business growth and idea generation and commercialization. While there is a wealth of research about entrepreneurship in general, less attention has been given to the development of new tools and programs in support of entrepreneurial activities, and to the ways in which the emergence, the character and the types of entrepreneurship policies might differ between countries. In particular, the transatlantic perspective is of special interest because of the pioneering role of the United States in this area, and also due to the European Union's focus on economic competitiveness. The contributions included in this book explore the emergence of entrepreneurship policies from a transatlantic comparative perspective and address different aspects of entrepreneurship policies including local entrepreneurship policies and the relationship between knowledge-based industries and entrepreneurship policies.

American Military Technology

American Military Technology Author Barton C. Hacker
ISBN-10 0313333084
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 205
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How have Americans made war? This volume provides a concise history of the science and technology of American military might.

The Small Business Innovation Research Program

The Small Business Innovation Research Program Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 0309171482
Release 2000-10-30
Pages 372
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In 1992, Congress for the first time explicitly directed the federal agencies making SBIR grants to use commercial potential as a criterion for granting SBIR awards. In response, the Department of Defense developed the SBIR Fast Track initiative, which provides expedited decision-making for SBIR awards to companies that have commitments from outside vendors. To verify the effectiveness of this initiative, the DoD asked the STEP Board to assess the operation of Fast Track. This volume of original field research includes case studies comparing Fast Track and non-Fast Track firms, a large survey of SBIR awardees, and statistical analyses of the impact of regular SBIR and Fast Track awards. Collectively, the commissioned papers and the findings and recommendations represent a significant contribution to our understanding of the SBIR program.

Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry

Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry Author Richard F. Hirsh
ISBN-10 0521524717
Release 2003-11-20
Pages 292
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This book examines management failures in America's electric utility industry in the 1960s and 1970s.

Research Teams and Partnerships

Research Teams and Partnerships Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 0309172292
Release 2000-01-03
Pages 158
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The third workshop of the Chemical Sciences Roundtable, Research Teams and Partnerships was held in Irvine, California, on May 2-3, 1999. The presentations and discussions at the workshop considered the current status of research partnerships in the chemical sciences and methods to improve the ability to form and maximize such collaborations. This volume presents the results of that workshop.

Evolution Made to Order

Evolution Made to Order Author Helen Anne Curry
ISBN-10 9780226390116
Release 2016-11-11
Pages 320
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In the mid-twentieth century, American plant breeders, frustrated by their dependence on natural variation in creating new crops and flowers, eagerly sought technologies that could extend human control over nature. Their search led them to celebrate a series of strange tools: an x-ray beam directed at dormant seeds, a drop of chromosome-altering colchicine on a flower bud, and a piece of radioactive cobalt in a field of growing crops. According to scientific and popular reports of the time, these mutation-inducing methods would generate variation on demand, in turn allowing breeders to genetically engineer crops and flowers to order. Creating a new crop or flower would soon be as straightforward as innovating any other modern industrial product. In Evolution Made to Order, Helen Anne Curry traces the history of America’s pursuit of tools that could speed up evolution. It is an immersive journey through the scientific and social worlds of midcentury genetics and plant breeding and a compelling exploration of American cultures of innovation. As Curry reveals, the creation of genetic technologies was deeply entangled with other areas of technological innovation—from electromechanical to chemical to nuclear. An important study of biological research and innovation in America, Evolution Made to Order provides vital historical context for current worldwide ethical and policy debates over genetic engineering.

Caring for the Heart

Caring for the Heart Author W Bruce Fye
ISBN-10 9780199982370
Release 2015-02-03
Pages 704
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This groundbreaking book weaves together three important themes. It describes major developments in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in the twentieth century, explains how the Mayo Clinic evolved from a family practice in Minnesota into one of the world's leading medical centers, and reveals how the invention of new technologies and procedures promoted specialization among physicians and surgeons. Caring for the Heart is written for general readers as well as health care professionals, historians, and policy analysts. Unlike traditional institutional or disease-focused histories, this book places individuals and events in national and international contexts that emphasize the interplay of medical, scientific, technological, social, political, and economic forces that have resulted in contemporary heart care. Patient stories and media perspectives are included throughout to help general readers understand the medical and technological developments that are described. The book is a synthetic study, but it is written so that readers may pick and choose the chapters of most interest to them. Another feature of the book is that readers may follow the stories without looking at the notes. Those who are interested in delving deeper into the main topics will find a wealth of carefully chosen references that offer greater detail and additional perspectives. The descriptions and interpretations that fill the book benefit from the fact that the author has been a practicing cardiologist and medical historian for almost four decades. This is mainly a twentieth-century story, but it begins earlier--before there were physicians who were identified as cardiologists and at a time when medical specialization was just emerging in America. The final chapter, which addresses present-day concerns about health care costs, counterbalances earlier ones that might be read as celebrations of new technologies.

Issues in Science and Technology

Issues in Science and Technology Author
ISBN-10 UCBK:C069068810
Release 1998
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Issues in Science and Technology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Issues in Science and Technology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Issues in Science and Technology book for free.

The American Economic Review

The American Economic Review Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105022080399
Release 1998
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Includes annual List of doctoral dissertations in political economy in progress in American universities and colleges; and the Hand book of the American Economic Association.

Science Public Policy

Science   Public Policy Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015081522578
Release 2000
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Telephone Author John Brooks
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105036432537
Release 1976
Pages 369
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A centennial history of Mr. Bell's invention, its impact on and importance in American life, and the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, the world's largest corporation

Technology and Culture

Technology and Culture Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015081548227
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Technology and Culture has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Technology and Culture also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Technology and Culture book for free.