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The Engineers and the Price System
     

The Engineers and the Price System

by Thorstein Veblen
 

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In his The Engineers and the Price System, originally published in 1921, Veblen observes that World War One demanded industrial innovations, and he was among the fi rst to predict the need for changes in managerial structure. Veblen saw that industrial output was more dependent upon technocrats-managers and capital innovators-than fi nanciers.

Overview

In his The Engineers and the Price System, originally published in 1921, Veblen observes that World War One demanded industrial innovations, and he was among the fi rst to predict the need for changes in managerial structure. Veblen saw that industrial output was more dependent upon technocrats-managers and capital innovators-than fi nanciers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614273707
Publisher:
Martino Fine Books
Publication date:
11/14/2012
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
490,357
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Meet the Author

Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) was perhaps the most famous American economist and social critic of his time. He taught at the universities of Chicago and Missouri, Stanford University, and the New School for Social Research. His many books include The Theory of Business Enterprise, The Higher Learning in America, and The Theory of the Leisure Class, all available from Transaction.

Daniel Bell (1919-2011) was professor emeritus of sociology at Harvard University and is best known for his work and contributions to post-industrialism. He had been editor of the publications The New Leader, Fortune, and The Public Interest. He is the author of The End of Ideology, The Winding Passage: Sociological Essays and Journeys, and The Social Sciences since the Second World War.

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