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Systems, experts, and computers : the systems approach in management and engineering, World War II and after

Author: Agatha C Hughes; Thomas Parke Hughes
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2000
Series: Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology
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This groundbreaking book charts the origins and spread of the systems movement.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Agatha C Hughes; Thomas Parke Hughes
ISBN: 0262082853 9780262082853 9780262516044 0262516047
OCLC Number: 475740578
Notes: INTRODUCTION 1 Thomas P. Hughes and Agatha C. Hughes AUTOMATION'S FINEST HOUR: RADAR AND SYSTEM INTEGRATION IN WORLD WAR II 27 David A. Mindell THE ADOPTION OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH IN THE UNITED STATES DURING WORLD WAR II 57 Erik P. Rau FROM CONCURRENCY TO PHASED PLANNING: AN EPISODE IN THE HISTORY OF SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT 93 Stephen B. Johnson SYSTEM RESHAPES THE CORPORATION: JOINT VENTURES IN THE BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM, 1962-1972 113 Glenn Bugos PLANNING A TECHNOLOGICAL NATION: SYSTEMS THINKING AND THE POLITICS OF NATIONAL IDENTITY IN POSTWAR FRANCE 133 Gabrielle Hecht A WORM IN THE BUD? COMPUTERS, SYSTEMS, AND THE SAFETY-CASE PROBLEM 161 Donald MacKenzie ENGINEERS OR MANAGERS? THE SYSTEMS ANALYSIS OF ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING IN THE FEDERAL BUREAUCRACY 191 Atsushi Akera CONTENTS vi 8 THE WORLD IN A MACHINE: ORIGINS AND IMPACTS OF EARLY COMPUTERIZED GLOBAL SYSTEMS MODELS 221 Paul N. Edwards 9 THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE, OR HOW CONTEXT MATTERS: THE RAND CORPORATION BUILDS AN ECONOMICS OF INNOVATION, 1946-1962 255 David A. Hounshell 10 OUT OF THE BLUE YONDER: THE TRANSFER OF SYSTEMS THINKING FROM THE PENTAGON TO THE GREAT SOCIETY, 1961-1965 311 David R. Jardini 11 THE LIMITS OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: CIVIL SYSTEMS AT TRW, 1965-1975 359 Davis Dyer 12 FROM OPERATIONS RESEARCH TO FUTURES STUDIES: THE ESTABLISHMENT, DIFFUSION, AND TRANSFORMATION OF THE SYSTEMS APPROACH IN SWEDEN, 1945-1980 385 Arne Kaijser and Joar Tiberg 13 THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, THE TAP PROJECT, AND THE RAINS MODEL 413 Harvey Brooks and Alan McDonald 14 RAND, IIASA, AND THE CONDUCT OF SYSTEMS ANALYSIS 433 Roger E. Levien 15 How A GENETIC CODE BECAME AN INFORMATION SYSTEM 463 Lily E. Kay NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS 493 INDEX
Description: vi, 513 s. : ill.
Series Title: Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology
Responsibility: ed. by Agatha C. Hughes and Thomas P. Hughes

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