skip to content
Inside NASA : high technology and organizational change in the U.S. space program Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Inside NASA : high technology and organizational change in the U.S. space program

Author: Howard E McCurdy
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1993.
Series: New series in NASA history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration began its space flight program in October of 1958 by launching the 84-pound Pioneer I space probe. Scarcely a decade later, in July of 1969, NASA amazed the world by landing the first humans on the Moon. In the two decades that followed, however, the agency appeared to lose both its vigor and its creativity. Inside NASA explores how an agency praised for its  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McCurdy, Howard E.
Inside NASA.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)644069109
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Howard E McCurdy
ISBN: 0801844525 9780801844522 0801849756 9780801849756
OCLC Number: 25916087
Awards: Winner of Society for History in the Federal Government Henry Adams Prize 1995.
Description: xiv, 215 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: NASA's Organizational Culture --
1. Building Blocks. The Research Laboratories. The Rocket Engineers. Human Space Flight. The Science Centers. A Confederation of Cultures --
2. Root Assumptions. Research and Testing. In-House Technical Capability. Hands-On Experience. Exceptional People --
3. Breaking Barriers. Risk and Failure. Frontier Mentality. The First Generation --
4. Becoming Conventional. Organizing for Apollo. Aging and Organizational Chance. Decreasing Flexibility. Increasing Bureaucracy. Growing More Conservative. Fighting for Survival. Weakening Organization --
5. Losing the Technical Culture. Contracting Out. Going Operational. Flight Testing. Risk and Technology. The Distance Thesis and Exceptional Employees --
Conclusion: Governmental Performance and Cultural instability. NASA's Original Culture. Organizational Culture and Change. Culture and Performance --
Appendix: NASA Culture Survey --
Essay on Sources.
Series Title: New series in NASA history.
Responsibility: Howard E. McCurdy.
More information:

Abstract:

From the author of "The Space Station Decision: Incremental Politics and Technological Choice", this book provides a history of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, a study of both  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"McCurdy is surely on the right track. His valuable book makes the literature on organizational cultures accessible and reveals newways to look at high-technology agencies."--'Nature'

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25916087> # Inside NASA : high technology and organizational change in the U.S. space program
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "25916087" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Place/baltimore> ; # Baltimore
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mdu> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Topic/organisatiesociologie> ; # Organisatiesociologie
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/146202023> ; # Etats-Unis. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1047878> ; # Organizational sociology
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Topic/nasa> ; # NASA
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1007141> ; # Management
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Organization/usa> ; # USA
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/879624> ; # Corporate culture
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Thing/space_flight> ; # Space flight
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Topic/raumfahrtpolitik> ; # Raumfahrtpolitik
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Organization/united_states_national_aeronautics_and_space_administration> ; # United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Topic/geschichte> ; # Geschichte
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/353.008778/e20/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Topic/astronautique_histoire> ; # Astronautique--Histoire
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "1993" ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Person/mccurdy_howard_e> ; # Howard E. McCurdy
   schema:datePublished "1993" ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/28548725> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Series/new_series_in_nasa_history> ; # New series in NASA history.
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/644069109> ;
   schema:name "Inside NASA : high technology and organizational change in the U.S. space program"@en ;
   schema:productID "25916087" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/25916087#PublicationEvent/baltimore_johns_hopkins_university_press_1993> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Agent/johns_hopkins_university_press> ; # Johns Hopkins University Press
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780801844522> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780801849756> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB9331077> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/25916087> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Agent/johns_hopkins_university_press> # Johns Hopkins University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Johns Hopkins University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Organization/united_states_national_aeronautics_and_space_administration> # United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Person/mccurdy_howard_e> # Howard E. McCurdy
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "McCurdy" ;
   schema:givenName "Howard E." ;
   schema:name "Howard E. McCurdy" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Series/new_series_in_nasa_history> # New series in NASA history.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25916087> ; # Inside NASA : high technology and organizational change in the U.S. space program
   schema:name "New series in NASA history." ;
   schema:name "New series in NASA history" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Topic/astronautique_histoire> # Astronautique--Histoire
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Astronautique--Histoire"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/28548725#Topic/organisatiesociologie> # Organisatiesociologie
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Organisatiesociologie"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1007141> # Management
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Management"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1047878> # Organizational sociology
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Organizational sociology"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/879624> # Corporate culture
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Corporate culture"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/146202023> # Etats-Unis. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    a schema:Organization ;
   schema:name "Etats-Unis. National Aeronautics and Space Administration." ;
   schema:name "États-Unis. National aeronautics and space administration." ;
   schema:name "United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780801844522>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0801844525" ;
   schema:isbn "9780801844522" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780801849756>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0801849756" ;
   schema:isbn "9780801849756" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/644069109>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Inside NASA." ;
   schema:description "Online version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25916087> ; # Inside NASA : high technology and organizational change in the U.S. space program
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/25916087>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25916087> ; # Inside NASA : high technology and organizational change in the U.S. space program
   schema:dateModified "2016-05-12" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.