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Patterns and Practices in Three Process Industries: Petroleum, Chemical, and Pharmaceuticals

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes how computers came into the petroleum, chemical, and pharmaceutical process and manufacturing industries. It argues that computers fundamentally changed the nature of work in ... More


Conclusion: How Computers Changed the American Economy

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter argues that computers fundamentally changed the daily work of the American economy in the late 20th century in manufacturing, transportation, and wholesale and retail industries and ... More


Inside the Firm: Mail Order, Efficiency, and Rationalization—From Personal to Organizational Control

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter charts the transition from personalized management to the fully rationalized systems introduced in the interwar period, highlighting the complex evolutionary pattern which emerged and ... More


An Introduction to British Management History

John F. Wilson and Andrew Thomson

in The Making of Modern Management: British Management in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261581
eISBN:
9780191718588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261581.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This introductory chapter lays out the book’s aims and examines the historical origins of management. It presents the three main ways in which the term management is commonly used: modern management ... More


Business Performance and Industrial Structure to 1914

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Steel City: Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology in Sheffield 1743-1993

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288664
eISBN:
9780191684623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288664.003.0026
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

As economic historians have described the two decades before the First World War, this period is perceived as the turning point in the British steel industry's development as these were the years ... More


Epilogue: Steel City and United Kingdom Industrial Decline

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Steel City: Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Technology in Sheffield 1743-1993

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288664
eISBN:
9780191684623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288664.003.0106
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Even if the scale of operations has greatly changed from the time that Huntsman discovered the crucible steel process, visitors that toured the Sheffield steelworks in 1993 often expressed the same ... More


‘Labouring in a Vineyard’

Laura F. Spira and Judy Slinn

in The Cadbury Committee: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199592197
eISBN:
9780191764998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592197.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Business History

This chapter examines the workings of the Committee in 1991 and 1992, through its monthly meetings and the extensive records of the submissions made verbally and in writing. It documents the many ... More


Governance, Democracy, and Accountability

Graeme Salaman and John Storeym

in A Better Way of Doing Business?: Lessons from The John Lewis Partnership

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198782827
eISBN:
9780191825996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198782827.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Business History

Is it accurate to describe JLP as a democracy? To what extent, in practice, does it act using democratic principles and methods? How does the democratic character actually work? Have the series of ... More


We Were the Only Ones to See It

Keeley Wilson

in Ringtone: Exploring the Rise and Fall of Nokia in Mobile Phones

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198777199
eISBN:
9780191822988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777199.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

Nokia’s executives were alone in the industry in perceiving the full potential of mobile phones as a mass consumer product. This chapter describes and analyzes how this perceptive framing emerged ... More


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