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High-Technology Entrepreneurs

Edward B. Roberts

in Entrepreneurs in High Technology: Lessons from MIT and Beyond

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067040
eISBN:
9780199854837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067040.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter serves as the preview of the book. It begins with a presentation of a brief backdrop of early entrepreneurship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), followed by four in-depth ... More


Technology in the Nineteenth Century: A Marginal Concept

Eric Schatzberg

in Technology: Critical History of a Concept

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583839
eISBN:
9780226584027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584027.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Technology was a sixteenth-century neologism, appearing first in Latin to refer to a system of classifying the arts, both mechanical and liberal. The term did not become common until the nineteenth ... More


Entrepreneurs in High Technology: Lessons from MIT and Beyond

Edward B. Roberts

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067040
eISBN:
9780199854837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067040.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This is a book about the formation, development, and success or failure of new high technology companies, focusing on those that grew under the auspices of entrepreneurs from Massachusetts Institute ... More


An Environment for Entrepreneurs

Edward B. Roberts

in Entrepreneurs in High Technology: Lessons from MIT and Beyond

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067040
eISBN:
9780199854837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067040.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

To determine what encourages young local scientists and engineers to follow entrepreneurial paths in the Greater Boston area, this chapter provides a broad discussion of the influences of the Greater ... More


The Makings of an Entrepreneur

Edward B. Roberts

in Entrepreneurs in High Technology: Lessons from MIT and Beyond

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067040
eISBN:
9780199854837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067040.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Besides the conditions presented in the previous chapter, there are “other conditions” that influence people (in this case young scientists and engineers) to pursue entrepreneurship, and this is the ... More


The Technological Base of the New Enterprise

Edward B. Roberts

in Entrepreneurs in High Technology: Lessons from MIT and Beyond

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067040
eISBN:
9780199854837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067040.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter attempts to explain empirically the initial technological base for the spin-off new enterprise. It focuses on the extent to which the technology used to start new firms is drawn from ... More


 Experimental Dwellings

Daniel A. Barber

in A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

By the late 1940s, the basic affinity of solar-based energy efficiency with the development of modern houses was clear. As with modern architecture in general, experiments in solar house heating ... More


The Engineer

Tara H. Abraham

in Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch's Transdisciplinary Life in Science

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035095
eISBN:
9780262335386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035095.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the ways that McCulloch’s new research culture at MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics shaped the evolution of his scientific identity into that of an engineer. This was an ... More


 Discovering Renewable Resources

Daniel A. Barber

in A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

After World War II, architecture was only one of many technological realms to be redefined in the search to harness energy from the sun. Much as the specific design characteristics of solar energy ... More


Using Mammon for Righteousness: Funding Coeducation through Coercive Philanthropy

Joan Marie Johnson

in Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women's Movement, 1870-1967

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634692
eISBN:
9781469634715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634692.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 5 explores what happened when women approached existing coeducational schools offering restricted gifts to benefit women. These donations either forced a school to open its doors to women or ... More


Life by Design: Evolution and Creation Tales in Synthetic Biology

Sophia Roosth

in Synthetic: How Life Got Made

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226440323
eISBN:
9780226440637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226440637.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 1, “Life by Design,” tracks early experimental efforts to model and engineer genetically simplified T7 viruses in the laboratory of Drew Endy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in ... More


The Death of Mormon Separatism in American Universities, 1877–1896

Thomas W. Simpson

in American Universities and the Birth of Modern Mormonism, 1867-1940 

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628639
eISBN:
9781469628653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628639.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

By all accounts, the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were critical for Mormonism's evolution and modernization. The rapidity of the change, however, leaves nagging questions. After ... More


 All-Solar Houses

Daniel A. Barber

in A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199394012
eISBN:
9780190274467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394012.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

At MIT, the interest in solar house heating had become so widespread that distinct positions started to develop; the MIT Fund’s stance was that solar house heating was experimentally interesting but ... More


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