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Paths of innovation [electronic resource] : technological change in 20th-century America / David C. Mowery, Nathan Rosenberg.

By: Mowery, David C.
Contributor(s): Rosenberg, Nathan, 1927-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (x, 214 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511001274 (electronic bk.); 9780511001277 (electronic bk.); 9780511611957 (electronic bk.); 0511611951 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Technology -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Internal combustion engines -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Electrical engineering -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Chemical engineering -- United States -- History -- 20th century | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- History | Electronic books | Electric engineering -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Technische vernieuwing | Chemische industrie | Elektrotechnische industrie | Energiesector | Technologie -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Moteurs �a combustion interne -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | �Electrotechnique -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | G�enie chimique -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecleGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Paths of innovation.DDC classification: 609.73/09/04 Other classification: 83.62 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The institutionalization of innovation, 1900-90 -- The internal combustion engine -- Chemicals -- Electric power -- The electronics revolution, 1947-90 -- Concluding observations.
Review: "The authors focus on three areas of innovation that have dominated American technology in this century: the internal combustion engine, electricity/electronics, and chemistry. These three clusters of innovation are also highly research-intensive, allowing Mowery and Rosenberg to explore the importance of both "science" and technological innovation and improvement in realizing the economic consequences of technological advances. The cases of chemicals and the internal combustion engine also offer a lesson in the influence of geography and available resources on technological development." "Throughout their book, Mowery and Rosenberg demonstrate that the simultaneous emergence of new engineering and applied science disciplines in the universities in tandem with growth in the R & D industry and scientific research has been a primary factor in the rapid rate of technological change."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-199) and index.

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The institutionalization of innovation, 1900-90 -- The internal combustion engine -- Chemicals -- Electric power -- The electronics revolution, 1947-90 -- Concluding observations.

"The authors focus on three areas of innovation that have dominated American technology in this century: the internal combustion engine, electricity/electronics, and chemistry. These three clusters of innovation are also highly research-intensive, allowing Mowery and Rosenberg to explore the importance of both "science" and technological innovation and improvement in realizing the economic consequences of technological advances. The cases of chemicals and the internal combustion engine also offer a lesson in the influence of geography and available resources on technological development." "Throughout their book, Mowery and Rosenberg demonstrate that the simultaneous emergence of new engineering and applied science disciplines in the universities in tandem with growth in the R & D industry and scientific research has been a primary factor in the rapid rate of technological change."--Jacket.

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