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Between Cities and Districts: Local Software Systems in Italy

Andrea Biagiotti and Luigi Burroni

in Changing Governance of Local Economies: Responses of European Local Production Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199259403
eISBN:
9780191603020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199259402.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the Italian software industry, highlighting its unique features. It argues that high-tech activity tends to concentrate in certain locations due to the presence of specific ... More


Engineering a Solution

Nathan Ensmenger

in The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050937
eISBN:
9780262289351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050937.003.0008
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the history of the emergence of software engineering during the period from 1968 to 1972. It explains that the term software engineering was first used by hardware engineer J. ... More


Introduction

in Reputation-Based Governance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804773294
eISBN:
9780804777438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804773294.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the “index of reputation” on eBay, consisting of feedbacks from buyers and sellers, which effectively prevents cheating on both sides. The ... More


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