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Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1930

Catherine L. Fisk

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833025
eISBN:
9781469605333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899069_fisk
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Skilled workers of the early nineteenth century enjoyed a degree of professional independence because workplace knowledge and technical skill were their “property,” or at least their attribute. In ... More


Wonderful Potencies?: Deep Structure and the Problem of Monopoly in Agricultural Biotechnology

William Boyd

in Engineering Trouble: Biotechnology and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520237612
eISBN:
9780520937499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237612.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the transformation of agricultural breeding efforts under the influence of modern genetics and molecular biology. It addresses the legal developments that have allowed both for ... More


Gambling with the Future

Peter Dauvergne

in Environmentalism of the Rich

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034951
eISBN:
9780262336222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034951.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter brings to light the risks – and at times grave costs – for human health and ecosystems of companies introducing new technologies and products to compete for profits and markets. New ... More


The Winds of War

William A. Link

in William Friday: Power, Purpose, and American Higher Education

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469611853
eISBN:
9781469612584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469611853.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how, despite his distaste for textile manufacturing at State College, Friday took a job with DuPont Corporation's Waynesboro, Virginia, manufacturing plant on graduation. ... More


Kentucky War Plants and Weapons

Richard E. Holl

in Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813165639
eISBN:
9780813166674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165639.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Kentucky produced a surprising array of wartime weapons and supplies, especially for a predominantly rural state. The commonwealth added both raw materials and finished goods (such as synthetic ... More


The Tour’s Globalizing Agenda in the Television Age

Eric Reed

in Selling the Yellow Jersey: The Tour de France in the Global Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206530
eISBN:
9780226206677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206677.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Television emerged as the most important commercial pillar of the Tour and global sports business after the Second World War. Chapter Six explains how, as the television economy of professional ... More


Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

David Farber

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Raskob is not a name that looms large but his greatest building casts a shadow on the people of New York every day. Financier of the Empire State Building, Raskob was a self-made businessman who ... More


Man of Influence

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes Raskob's growing wealth and influence. By the end of the Great War, Raskob's holdings in General Motors and DuPont were worth millions while the DuPont-GM deal he engineered ... More


Introduction

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter provides a biographical sketch of John Jakob Raskob, who embodied the American Dream of his day. Starting as a $5 a week stenographer at Holly Pump and Machine Shops, he ... More


Too Big?

David Farber

in Everybody Ought to Be Rich: The Life and Times of John J. Raskob, Capitalist

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199734573
eISBN:
9780190254360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199734573.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how in the years preceding the advent of World War I, John would lose much of his innocence as he gained a fortune, a growing sense of autonomy, and a greater understanding of ... More


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