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Integrating Electrical Power Systems: From Individual to Organizational Capabilities

Fredrik Tell

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263233
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter deals with the management of the development, production, and marketing of electrical power systems. In considering the history of the electrical manufacturing industry, the aim is to ... More


Integrating Electrical Power Systems: From Individual to Organizational Capabilities

Tell Fredrik

in The Business of Systems Integration

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Deals with the management of the development, production, and marketing of electrical power systems. In considering the history of the electrical manufacturing industry, the aim is to outline general ... More


. Visionary Inventors

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Draw the Lightning Down: Benjamin Franklin and Electrical Technology in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238022
eISBN:
9780520939851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238022.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter addresses a number of electrical products devised by the Enlightenment community of visionary inventors. The electric orrery was simply a clever device for showing that electricity could ... More


. Going Public

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Draw the Lightning Down: Benjamin Franklin and Electrical Technology in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238022
eISBN:
9780520939851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238022.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter demonstrates that, in writings and public lectures, disseminators brought electrical technology to the attention of people outside electrophysics. It also pays attention to the most ... More


Power Struggles: Scientific Authority and the Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison

Michael Brian Schiffer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195829
eISBN:
9780262283120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195829.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In 1882, Thomas Edison and his Edison Electric Light Company unveiled the first large-scale electrical system in the world to light a stretch of offices in a city. This was a monumental achievement, ... More


A Thousand Points of Light

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Power Struggles: Scientific Authority and the Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195829
eISBN:
9780262283120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195829.003.0018
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter describes the earliest electrical lighting system of the U.S. government’s Capitol building. The dome of the Capitol building was decorated with frescoes of American history, which, ... More


Studying Technological Change

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Power Struggles: Scientific Authority and the Creation of Practical Electricity Before Edison

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262195829
eISBN:
9780262283120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262195829.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter illustrates how technological change is influenced by practical application needs and presents the example of Edison’s effort in setting up an electrical lighting system in a stretch of ... More


Transforming the Field: The Cambridge Reception of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity

in Masters of Theory: Cambridge and the Rise of Mathematical Physics

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226873749
eISBN:
9780226873763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226873763.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

There are several reasons why Searle's brief exchange with Einstein is an appropriate episode with which to open a discussion of the early Cambridge reception of relativity. Cambridge physicists were ... More


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