Innovation as a Social Process

Innovation as a Social Process

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Elihu Thomson was a major American inventor of electric light and power systems. A contemporary of Thomas Edison, Thomson performed the engineering and design work necessary to make electric lighting a common product. From the 1880s to the 1930s, Thomson was employed by the General Electric Company and its predecessors. Working within the corporation, Thomson reveals how successful inventions are based on explicit links among technological artifacts, marketing strategy, and the business organization needed for manufacturing and marketing.... 294-6, 298-301 income and profits, 304, 305 1, 310 laboratories, 303 led by Thomson-Houston men, 296 marketing strategy, ... 88 Grashof Medal, 343 Great Harrington, Massachusetts, 254 Greene, William H., 38, 40, 48, 51 Griffin, Eugene, 296, 301, ... finances Thomson-Houston, 287-9 GE trust series, 304 Westinghouse reorganization, 291 Hindle, Brooke, 5, 7, ... 83-7 manual skills, lack of, 102, 121 partnership with Thomson, 51-2, 137-8, 190 prepares patent applications, 73, 74, anbsp;...

Title:Innovation as a Social Process
Author: W. Bernard Carlson
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2003-02-13

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