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Resistance to Information: The Organization and the Independent Inventor

Stuart Macdonald

in Information for Innovation: Managing Change from an Information Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241477
eISBN:
9780191696947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter explains how organizations resist information from external sources. It starts with an elaboration of the not-invented-here (NIH) syndrome, the condition in which organizations reject ... More


C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Donald G. Godfrey

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This is the first biography of the important but long-forgotten American inventor Charles Francis Jenkins (1867–1934). The book documents the life of Jenkins from his childhood in Indiana and early ... More


Introduction

Jill D. Snider

in Lucean Arthur Headen: The Making of a Black Inventor and Entrepreneur

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654355
eISBN:
9781469654379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654355.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Introduction provides an overview of the life of early African American inventor, aviator, auto racer, engineer, and entrepreneur, Lucean Arthur Headen, It also prefaces the biography’s main ... More


A Dream Seeks a Path

Jill D. Snider

in Lucean Arthur Headen: The Making of a Black Inventor and Entrepreneur

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654355
eISBN:
9781469654379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654355.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 3 describes Headen’s life in Jersey City, NJ, from 1903 to 1911, a period in which he worked as a Pullman porter and as a dining car waiter for the Erie Railroad. It documents his life as a ... More


The Man Who Saw Tomorrow: The Life and Inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky

Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037532
eISBN:
9780262345033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037532.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is the first full-length biography of the prolific inventor Stanford R. Ovshinsky (1922-2012). Ovshinsky’s discoveries led to the creation of many important information and energy technologies, ... More


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