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The Performance of ‘Chandlerian Enterprises’

Harm G. Schröter

in The Performance of European Business in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198749776
eISBN:
9780191814068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749776.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter evaluates the so-called ‘Chandlerian industries’ (many of which are also called ‘new industries’): chemical, pharmaceutical, oil, rubber, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, ... More


Growth and maturity

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

William became a mature professional and family man in the 1890s. His two sons were born: William Lawrence (‘Willie’) in 1890 and Robert Charles (‘Bob’) in 1892. Lawrence remembered his early ... More


Knowledge Integration in a P-form Corporation: Project Epochs in the Evolution of Asea/ABB, 1945–2000

Jonas Söderlund and Fredrik Tell

in Knowledge Integration and Innovation: Critical Challenges Facing International Technology-Based Firms

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693924
eISBN:
9780191730580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693924.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Knowledge Management

This chapter presents an analysis of knowledge integration in project-based organizations. It conceptualizes the organization of the firm as a function of its capability to solve complex problems ... More


Management Structures and Systems

TOM BURNS and G. M. STALKER

in The Management of Innovation

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288787
eISBN:
9780191684630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288787.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter provides empirical evidence with regard to the system of management as a dependent variable. It considers the structure and management in an organization for which technical and market ... More


The Manufacturers Confer

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I: The Birth of Broadcasting

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780192129260
eISBN:
9780191670008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the manufacturers' meetings concerning the formation of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The first meeting was held in May 1922 at the Institution of Electrical ... More


Matrix Completions, Moments, and Sums of Hermitian Squares

Mihály Bakonyi and Hugo J. Woerdeman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128894
eISBN:
9781400840595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128894.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization

Intensive research in matrix completions, moments, and sums of Hermitian squares has yielded a multitude of results in recent decades. This book provides a comprehensive account of this quickly ... More


Mathematical Analysis of Deterministic and Stochastic Problems in Complex Media Electromagnetics

G. F. Roach, I. G. Stratis, and A. N. Yannacopoulos

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142173
eISBN:
9781400842650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142173.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Electromagnetic complex media are artificial materials that affect the propagation of electromagnetic waves in surprising ways not usually seen in nature. Because of their wide range of important ... More


George Boole and Claude Shannon: Two Mini-Biographies

Paul J. Nahin

in The Logician and the Engineer: How George Boole and Claude Shannon Created the Information Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176000
eISBN:
9781400844654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176000.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter presents brief biographical sketches of George Boole and Claude Shannon. George was born in Lincoln, a town in the north of England, on November 2, 1815. His father John, while simple ... More


The Logistic System

Pesach Malovany IDF (Ret.), Amatzia Baram, Kevin M. Woods, and Ronna Englesberg

in Wars of Modern Babylon: A History of the Iraqi Army from 1921 to 2003

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169439
eISBN:
9780813169514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169439.003.0050
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter deals with the Logistic System of the Iraqi Armed Forces, that included several important staff and field directorates. It describes the organization and structure of the Logistic ... More


Wanderlust

Alan Bollard

in A Few Hares to Chase: The Economic Life and Times of Bill Phillips

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747543
eISBN:
9780191810473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747543.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Phillips travelled to Australia and spent some time walking and swagging the outback roads, hitching illegal rides on trains, and living in the outback communities where he managed to find a variety ... More


The Architecture of the Computer

John Harwood

in The Interface: IBM and the Transformation of Corporate Design, 1945-1976

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670390
eISBN:
9781452946825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670390.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter deals with the contributions of industrial engineers to the design of computers. Industrial engineers are primarily concerned with the spatial and functional relations of the machine to ... More


Ether and Wireless: An Old Medium into New Media

Jaume Navarro

in Ether and Modernity: The recalcitrance of an epistemic object in the early twentieth century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198797258
eISBN:
9780191838750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797258.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter explores the ways in which the ether saw its popularity renewed by its link to the modern wireless technologies. With the creation of the BBC in 1922, wireless sets ceased to be obscure ... More


World History of Technology: Dr. Franz Maria Feldhaus

Markus Krajewski and Charles Marcrum

in World Projects: Global Information before World War I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816695935
eISBN:
9781452947501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695935.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses Dr. Franz Maria Feldhaus’s national index of Source Research on the History of Technology and Industry Inc. that collects and meticulously archives every bit of fact on ... More


March: Patience Spent, the Storms Begin

Michael V. Metz

in Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042416
eISBN:
9780252051258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042416.003.0034
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Spring began with protests against defense contractor General Electric’s campus recruiting, and after an RU rally students turned violent, breaking windows in the building housing recruiters. Crowds ... More


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