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Manufacturing Practices in Information Technology Industries: Semiconductors, Hard Disk Drives, and Software

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes how computers came into three information technology industries: semiconductors, hard disk drives, and software, for doing the work of each. It describes applications, how work ... More


Business Practices and Digital Applications in the Transformation of Transportation Industries: Trains and Trucks

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes how computers were introduced into two transportation industries: railroad and trucking, describing also the use of computers in these. It discusses applications, how work ... More


Trending

Devon Powers

in On Trend: The Business of Forecasting the Future

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042874
eISBN:
9780252051739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042874.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 1 begins in early twentieth-century America and offers a prehistory of trend forecasting. The era saw society swiftly modernizing; in turn, the social sciences were producing a surfeit of ... More


Setting the scene: the landscape of volunteering

Steven Howlett

in Volunteers in hospice and palliative care: A resource for voluntary service managers

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199545827
eISBN:
9780191730429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545827.003.0002
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the changing environment in which Voluntary Services Managers (VSM) work. It focuses mostly on the recent trends and tries to highlight the trends that remain constant, the ... More


Final reflections

Vladimir Rys

in Reinventing social security worldwide: Back to essentials

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426413
eISBN:
9781447303176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426413.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This concluding chapter discusses the lessons that have been learned from lifelong observation of the workings of social security. It tries to identify a specific number of fundamentals that are ... More


Working with young people in a culture of public protection

Mike Nash

in Young people and 'risk'

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420008
eISBN:
9781447304364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420008.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter aims to: first, establish if there is such thing as a culture of public protection and, second, to determine if this can pose an implication on the working practices of those involved in ... More


“Follow the Money”: Private Foundations and the Early Focus on Interdisciplinary Research

John H. Aldrich

in Interdisciplinarity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199331345
eISBN:
9780190208998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331345.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter assesses the role of private foundations in the development of interdisciplinary scholarship before World War II, especially the Russell Sage, Spellman and Rockefeller Foundations, and ... More


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