Innovation as a Social Process: Elihu Thomson and the Rise of General Electric

Innovation as a Social Process: Elihu Thomson and the Rise of General Electric

by W. Bernard Carlson
     
 

Elihu Thomson was a late-nineteenth-century American inventor who helped create the first electric lighting and power systems.See more details below

Overview

Elihu Thomson was a late-nineteenth-century American inventor who helped create the first electric lighting and power systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521533126
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/13/2003
Series:
Studies in Economic History and Policy: USA in the Twentieth Century Series
Pages:
377
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tables; Editors' preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations used in footnotes; Introduction; 1. The cultivation of a scientific man; 2. Learning the craft of invention; 3. The Philadelphia partnership, 1879–80; 4. Frustration in New Britain, 1880–3; 5. Success in Lynn: the Thomson-Houston electric company, 1883–92; 6. Maintaining the organization: product development at General Electric, 1892–1900; Epilogue and conclusion; Index.

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