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Science and corporate strategy : Du Pont R & D, 1902-1980

Author: David A Hounshell; John Kenly Smith
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. paperback version, digitally printedView all editions and formats
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Science and Corporate Strategy: Du Pont R and D, 1902-1980 provides a comprehensive, critical study of research and development in a large US corporation. Du Pont was among a handful of US  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David A Hounshell; John Kenly Smith
ISBN: 9780521028523 0521028523 9780521327671 0521327679
OCLC Number: 475726612
Notes: Originally published: 1988
Description: xx, 756 s. : ill
Contents: List of illustrations; List of tables; Editors' preface; Authors' preface; Introduction; Part I. The Experimental Era: 1902-1921: 1. Organizing for research and development, 1902-1911; 2. Reorganizing and diversification; 3. World War I and the venture into dyestuffs; 4. Decentralization; Part II. Creating a Chemical Empire: 5. Rebuilding a central research organization; 6. Research to the rescue: Du Pont finishes; 7. Research efficiency: the organic chemicals department; 8. New fibers and films for a new era: the rayon department; 9. From nitrates to nylon: the ammonia department; 10. Du Pont R&D in the international sphere; 11. Development power: the case of titanium dioxide pigments; Part III. 'Better Things for Better Living through Chemistry': 12. The 'radical departure': Charles Stine's fundamental research program; 13. The 'D' of R&D: the development of neoprene and nylon; 14. Developing a discipline: chemical engineering research at Du Pont; 15. The conduct of research; Part IV. Chemistry Enshrined: 16. The war years and postwar expansion of research; 17. The persuit of science at Du Pont; 18. Making a revolution: Du Pont and synthetic fibers; 19. New directions in fibers R 20. Biological chemicals; 21. Keeping ahead of the competition: Du Pont plastics; Part V. Challenge and Response: 22. The new venture era; 23. Successful diversification: the photo products department; 24. Toxicological and environmental research; 25. Redirecting R&D: the 1970s; Reprise: science and corporate strategy at Du Pont; Appendixes; Notes; Essay on sources; Index.
Responsibility: David A. Hounshell, John Kenly Smith, Jr.

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