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Computer-Co and Electric-Co: The Pursuit of Design and Development Capabilities

Tony Elger and Chris Smith

in Assembling Work: Remaking Factory Regimes in Japanese Multinationals in Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241514
eISBN:
9780191714405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241514.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter considers a firm exceptional among Japanese inward investors in its systematic commitment to local design and development capabilities. The Japanese parent company bought a local firm ... More


Cold War Geopolitics, Technical Expertise, and the Mekong Project

Christopher Sneddon

in Concrete Revolution: Large Dams, Cold War Geopolitics, and the US Bureau of Reclamation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284316
eISBN:
9780226284453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284453.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Chapter Five draws together threads presented in previous chapters (e.g., the technological and symbolic facets of large dams and river basin planning approaches, the tensions between technical ... More


Expertise and Innovation: Information Technology Strategies in the Financial Services Sector

Robin Fincham, James Fleck, Rob Procter, Harry Scarbrough, Margaret Tierney, and Robin Williams

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289043
eISBN:
9780191684678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289043.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Knowledge Management

The nature of technical expertise has become increasingly important and problematic in the postmodern era as structured hierarchies and production methods are revised. Financial services, one of our ... More


The Roman Army and Imperial Extractive Operations

Alfred Michael Hirt

in Imperial Mines and Quarries in the Roman World: Organizational Aspects 27 BC-AD 235

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572878
eISBN:
9780191721885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572878.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Roman army officers and soldiers are documented in varying functions at imperial mines and quarries. From inscribed stone monuments set up at quarries and from labels on quarried blocks it emerges ... More


Explaining Performance I: The Impact of Governance Institutions and Bureaucratic Cultures

Patrick Dunleavy, Helen Margetts, Simon Bastow, and Jane Tinkler

in Digital Era Governance: IT Corporations, the State, and e-Government

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199296194
eISBN:
9780191700750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296194.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Political Economy

This chapter looks at how far differences in public management and public administration factors seem to shape countries' divergent experiences with government IT development. It examines four key, ... More


Policy analysis and bureaucratic capacity in the federal government

Jesus F. Hernández-Galicia and David Arellano-Gault

in Policy Analysis in Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447329152
eISBN:
9781447329176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447329152.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The purpose of this chapter is to understand and study the emerging bureaucratic skills being developed at the federal level to undertake policy analysis in Mexico. To this end, first, a literature ... More


Inducing an Industrial Revolution: The Creation of the National Steel Company

in Brazil's Steel City: Developmentalism, Strategic Power, and Industrial Relations in Volta Redonda, 1941-1964

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771689
eISBN:
9780804775809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771689.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the role of the National Steel Company (Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional; CSN) in the Brazilian economy and its public image as a symbol of the country's postwar ... More


Introduction: Why Materials?

Ursula Klein and E. C. Spary

in Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Europe: Between Market and Laboratory

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226439686
eISBN:
9780226439709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439709.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book investigates how materials such as metals, gunpowder, pigments, and foods contributed to artisanal innovation, the development of the consumer market, and the formation of the observational ... More


Fantasies of the New Class

Stephen Schryer

in Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter examines the idea that qualified professionals will tame free-market capitalism, forcing it to submit to expert guidance. Such an idea encapsulates the dominant ideology of ... More


Democracy at Risk: From Citizen Activism to Techno-Environmentalism

Frank Fischer

in Climate Crisis and the Democratic Prospect: Participatory Governance in Sustainable Communities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199594917
eISBN:
9780191842108
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199594917.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The climate crisis has led various prominent writers to call for greater reliance on experts. Not only have they called on experts for technical solutions, but also for a greater role in the policy ... More


Conclusions

in British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the successful career of British engineer and oil industrialist Weetman Pearson in Mexico. It explains the five factors that contributed to ... More


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