Book ID: CBB000066217

Technological competitiveness: Contemporary and historical perspectives on the electrical, electronics, and computer industries (1993)


Aspray, William F. (Editor)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Publication Date: 1993
Physical Details: xix + 363 pp.; illus.; notes

Description Contents: Stenberg, Lennart: Technological strengths needs and feeds a new research infrastructure in Japan. Takahashi, Yuzo: Progress in the electronic components industry in Japan after World War II. Gover, James E.: Review of the competitive status of the United States electronics industry. Leslie, Stuart W.: How the west was won: The military and the making of Silicon Valley. Smith, Robert W.: Big science, competitiveness, and the great chain of being. Campbell-Kelly, Martin: ICL and the American challenge: British government policies for the computer industry, 1949-1985. Elzen, Boelie, MacKenzie, Donald: From megaflops to total solutions: The changing dynamics of competitiveness in supercomputing. Lipartito, Kenneth: The strategy of system-building: Telecommunications and the American South, 1885-1920. Griset, Pascal: The Centre National d'Etude des Télécommunications and the competitiveness of the French telephone industry, 1945-1980. Joel, Amos: Comments on technological competitiveness in telecommunications, with emphasis on switching. Kaijser, Arne: Fighting for lighting and cooking: Competing energy systems in Sweden, 1880-1960. Douglas, Susan: Oppositional uses of technology and corporate competition: The case of radio broadcasting. Schatzberg, Eric: The mechanization of urban transit in the United States: Electricity and its competitors. Millbrooke, Anne: Technological systems compete at Otis: Hydraulic versus electric elevators. Wengenroth, Ulrich: How they won the market: Electric motors in competition with steam engines, 1890-1925. Carlson, W. Bernard: Competition and consolidation in the electrical manufacturing industry, 1889-1892. Beltran, Alain: Competitiveness and electricity: The politics of engineering work in the French nuclear program, 1955-1969.

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Authors & Contributors
Walker, Mark
Six, Jules
Yates, JoAnne
Duerbeck, Hilmar W.
Seitter, Waltraut C.
Andrews, Elizabeth B.
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
Journal of West African History
Technology's Stories
Cambridge University Press
Oxford University Press
Harvard University Press
Indiana University Press
University of California, Davis
Palgrave Macmillan
Nuclear weapons; atomic weapons
Public health
Hospitals and clinics
Wiegleb, Johann Christian
Bothe, Walther
Joliot-Curie, Frédéric
Berkeley, Edmund Callis
Hubble, Edwin Powell
Simon, Franz
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
21st century
18th century
20th century, late
North America: United States; Canada
United States
Central Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
London (England)
Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railroad Company

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