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Innovation as a social process : Elihu Thomson and the rise of General Electric, 1870-1900

Author: W Bernard Carlson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Series: Studies in economic history and policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elihu Thomson was a late-nineteenth-century American inventor who helped create the first electric lighting and power systems.

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Elihu Thomson; Elihu Thomson; Elihu Thomson; Elihu Thomson; Elihu Thomson; Elihu Thomson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W Bernard Carlson
ISBN: 0521393175 9780521393171
OCLC Number: 23178302
Description: xxii, 377 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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.
Series Title: Studies in economic history and policy.
Responsibility: W. Bernard Carlson.
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