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Rationalized Production:: Mechanization, Automation, Robotization

Vaclav Smil

in Transforming the Twentieth Century: Volume 2: Technical Innovations and Their Consequences

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195168754
eISBN:
9780199783601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195168755.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Mechanization — a key trend of pre-WWI technical advances — intensified in all industrial sectors and reached new levels with automation and robotization after WWII. Major advances made in coal ... More


Using Boomtown Models to Understand the Consequences of Fracking

Adelyn Hall and Carla Chifos

in When Fracking Comes to Town: Governance, Planning, and Economic Impacts of the US Shale Boom

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760983
eISBN:
9781501761003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760983.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter reflects on the resource curse and the boom-bust consequences familiar in the rural United States. It presents a case study of Bradford County in Pennsylvania's northern tier, which lies ... More


When Fracking Comes to Town: Governance, Planning, and Economic Impacts of the US Shale Boom

Sabina E. Deitrick and Ilia Murtazashvili (eds)

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760983
eISBN:
9781501761003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760983.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book traces the response of local communities to the shale gas revolution. Rather than cast communities as powerless to respond to oil and gas companies and their landmen, it shows that ... More


Local Labor Markets and Shale Gas

Frederick Tannery and Larry McCarthy

in When Fracking Comes to Town: Governance, Planning, and Economic Impacts of the US Shale Boom

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781501760983
eISBN:
9781501761003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501760983.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter assesses the impact of gas production in regions in which gas is concentrated. This study only considers Pennsylvania counties. Exploiting the differences in gas production to estimate ... More


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