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The making of American industrial research : science and business at GE and Bell, 1876-1926

Author: Leonard S Reich
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Series: Studies in economic history and policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book tells the story of how and why industrial research was established in America by two large and innovative corporations: General Electric, formed in a merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston in 1892, and the dominant force in the American electrical industry ever since; and American Telephone and Telegraph, the commercial outgrowth of Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone.  Read more...
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Named Person: Alexander Graham Bell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard S Reich
ISBN: 0521305292 9780521305297
OCLC Number: 11916178
Description: xvi, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Arnold, Harold D. --
Bell engineering organizations --
Bell system --
Research and development (1879-1907) --
Carty, John --
Coolidge, William --
de Forest, Lee --
Edison, Thomas --
Engineering --
General Electric Compan % Confrontation with Bell over radio --
General Electric Research Laboratory --
Compared to Research Branch --
Diversifies research --
Engineering labs, relationship to --
Industrial research --
Spread in the American economy --
Jewett, Frank --
Langmuir, Irving Management --
Radio --
Confrontation between GE group and Bell over --
Research Branch (Bell) --
Radio research --
Secrecy in --
Science --
And industry, 19th century --
Science and technology --
Interactions of --
Steinmetz, Charles --
Triode --
Early research and development at Bell --
Vail, Theodore N. --
van der Bijl, H.J. --
Western Electric Company --
Western Union Telegraph Company --
Westinghouse Electric Company --
Whitney, Willis R. --
Research policies.
Series Title: Studies in economic history and policy.
Responsibility: Leonard S. Reich.

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This book tells the story of how and why industrial research was established in America by two large and innovative corporations: General Electric and American Telephone and Telegraph. The author  Read more...
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'This is likely to be for many years the definitive work on the origins of industrial research in the United States. Reich forcefully demonstrates what can be done when entrepreneurial history is Read more...

 
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