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The Global in the 1980s and 1990s: Liquid Modernity, Routines, and the Case of Motorola’s Iridium Satellite Communications Venture

Martin Collins

in The Emergence of Routines: Entrepreneurship, Organization, and Business History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787761
eISBN:
9780191829857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787761.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter uses a historical case to engage the theoretical framework of the routines literature. The example is that of Motorola, a multinational, Fortune 500 company, and its start-up Iridium, ... More


Satellites Again

Laszlo Solymar

in Getting the Message: A History of Communications, Second Edition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198863007
eISBN:
9780191895760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863007.003.0017
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The total number of satellites ever launched is about 2000. The operation of satellite networks, Iridium in particular, is described. Iridium has 66 satellites in orbit, enabling it to send messages ... More


Anthropocene

Jonathon Keats

in Virtual Words: Language on the Edge of Science and Technology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195398540
eISBN:
9780197562826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195398540.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

In geological time, the human life span is almost immeasurably brief. The seventeenth-century archbishop James Ussher famously calculated from biblical events that Earth was formed in 4004 BCE; ... More


Hard Science = Hard Evidence: Forensic Chemistry and Chemical Detectives

Mark A. Griep and Marjorie L. Mikasen

in ReAction!: Chemistry in the Movies

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195326925
eISBN:
9780197562536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195326925.003.0011
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

Someone killed the mayor of Chatsberg using a makeshift pipe bomb in Kid Glove Killer (1942). It was connected with a wire to the electrical system of the mayor’s automobile and exploded when he ... More


Instrumental Analytical Techniques

Norman Herz and Ervan G. Garrison

in Geological Methods for Archaeology

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195090246
eISBN:
9780197560631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195090246.003.0017
Subject:
Archaeology, Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

Instrumental analysis has become a mainstay in the study of provenance of artifacts and their materials. A veritable "alphabet soup" of acronyms shorten the often ponderous names of the large ... More


The Ti Group and the 5B, 6B, 7B and 8B Heavy Elements

George K. Schweitzer and Lester L. Pesterfield

in The Aqueous Chemistry of the Elements

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195393354
eISBN:
9780197562772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195393354.003.0015
Subject:
Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry

The elements to be treated in this chapter may be considered to be of three types. All of them show one species which dominates the water domain in the E–pH diagram. The dominant species in the ... More


Soaking Techniques

E. A. Stum and T. Gleichmann

in Crystallization of Nucleic Acids and Proteins: A Practical Approach

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199636792
eISBN:
9780191918148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199636792.003.0017
Subject:
Chemistry, Crystallography: Chemistry

Once crystals of a macromolecule are obtained there are many circumstances where it is necessary to change the environment in which the macromolecule is bathed. Such changes include the addition of ... More


Stardust

Jan Zalasiewicz

in The Planet in a Pebble: A journey into Earth's deep history

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199569700
eISBN:
9780191918216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199569700.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

What is a pebble? It is a wave-smoothed piece of rock, and a complex mineral framework, and a tiny part of a beach, and a capsule of history too. All these guises have their own stories, and these ... More


Dynasties

Jan Zalasiewicz

in The Earth After Us: What legacy will humans leave in the rocks?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199214976
eISBN:
9780191917387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199214976.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

Developing a methodology is everything in a science. Once you have it, you can go on to extract information, facts—a narrative—from the natural world. To human ... More


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