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The Business of Systems Integration

Andrea Prencipe, Andrew Davies, and Michael Hobday (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263233
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263233.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

In the past decade or so, systems integration has become a key factor in the operations, strategy, and competitive advantage of major corporations in a wide variety of sectors (e.g., computing, ... More


Intersections Between Micro/Nano Technologies And Biological Sciences

Chih‐Ming Ho

in Micro/Nano Technology Systems for Biomedical Applications: Microfluidics, Optics, and Surface Chemistry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199219698
eISBN:
9780191594229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219698.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

In this chapter, we discuss the developments of knowledge and technology bases to move from nano/micro sciences toward technology system for enriching human lives. We review the basic understanding ... More


The Business of Systems Integration

Andrea Prencipe, Andrew Davies, and Michael Hobday (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199263226
eISBN:
9780191718847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199263221.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

In the past decade or so, systems integration has become a key factor in the operations, strategy, and competitive advantage of major corporations in a wide variety of sectors (e.g. computing, ... More


Introduction

Thomas P. Hughes and Agatha C. Hughes

in Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262082853
eISBN:
9780262275873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262082853.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The systems approach enjoyed a top spot among the minds of engineers, scientists, and managers during the early Lyndon Johnson administration. However, this trajectory of advocacy declined together ... More


A Worm in the Bud? Computers, Systems, and the Safety-Case Problem

Donald MacKenzie

in Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262082853
eISBN:
9780262275873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262082853.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter aims to examine a paradox. The computerization of technical systems is considered as one of the greatest technological success stories of the late twentieth century; however, it is also ... More


Automation’s Finest Hour: Radar and System Integration in World War II

David A. Mindell

in Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262082853
eISBN:
9780262275873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262082853.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines a particular set of technical and institutional developments during World War II to show how the radar, as a new instrument of perception, gave rise to a new approach to ... More


Synthetic Biology: A Systems Engineering Perspective

Domitilla Del Vecchio and Eduardo D. Sontag

in Control Theory and Systems Biology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013345
eISBN:
9780262258906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013345.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This chapter presents a treatment of “retroactivity to interconnections.” It outlines some of the design challenges found in biomolecular systems from a systems engineering perspective, in ... More


Space Technology

Peter J. Westwick

in Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110753
eISBN:
9780300134582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110753.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on JPL's resumption of defense work in an effort to retain its staff, which declining NASA budgets could no longer support. These people had had a series of remarkable ... More


Modularity at the Inflection Point

Peter F. Cowhey, Jonathan D. Aronson, and Donald Abelson

in Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets: The Political Economy of Innovation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012850
eISBN:
9780262255066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012850.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter argues that the dynamics produced by the rise of modularity in microelectronics, broadband networking, software, and digital content are increasingly about increasing speed and power ... More


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