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Angela Penrose

in No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198753940
eISBN:
9780191815720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753940.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

In 1955 Edith and Penrose undertook sabbaticals at the Australian National University in Canberra. Edith and her three sons travelled across the USA by train and sailed from California. She and Fritz ... More


Back to the USA

Angela Penrose

in No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198753940
eISBN:
9780191815720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753940.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

Edith and E. F. Penrose returned to the USA in 1946 to serve Winant, now the US representative on the UN Economic and Social Council during the first sessions of the United Nations in New York. Edith ... More


Natural Science Inspirations

Philip Mirowski and Edward Nik-Khah

in The Knowledge We Have Lost in Information: The History of Information in Modern Economics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190270056
eISBN:
9780190270087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190270056.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The main impetus to the formalization of information came from the natural sciences, with the premier example being Shannon information theory. We briefly describe it, and link it to the sciences of ... More


The Lattimore case

Angela Penrose

in No Ordinary Woman: The Life of Edith Penrose

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198753940
eISBN:
9780191815720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753940.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Strategy

Edith’s career and collaboration with Fritz Machlup at Johns Hopkins University flourished and she began work on the growth of the firm, and studied the Hercules Powder Company. As Cold War tensions ... More


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