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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 study charts the origins and spread of the systems movement. It describes the major players - including RAND, MITRE, Ramo-Wooldrige (later TRW), and the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis - and examines applications in a wide variety of military, government, civil, and engineering settings. The book is international in scope, describing the spread of systems thinking in France and Sweden. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Congressen (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Systems, experts, and computers.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2000
(DLC) 00021959
(OCoLC)43318051
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Agatha C Hughes; Thomas Parke Hughes
ISBN: 9780262275873 0262275872 0585436770 9780585436777 0262082853 9780262082853 0262516047 9780262516044
OCLC Number: 51938329
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 513 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Automation's finest hour : radar and system integration in World War II / David A. Mindell --
The adoption of operations research in the United States during World War II / Erik P. Rau --
From concurrency to phased planning : an episode in the history of systems management / Stephen B. Johnson --
System reshapes the corporation : joint ventures in the Bay Area Rapid Transit System, 1962-1972 / Glenn Bugos --
Planning a technological nation : systems thinking and the politics of national identity in postwar France / Gabrielle Hecht --
A worm in the bud? computers, systems, and the safety-case problem / Donald MacKenzie --
engineers or managers? the systems analysis of electronic data processing in the federal bureaucracy / Atshushi Akera --
The world in a machine : origins and impacts of early computerized global systems models / Paul N. Edwards --
The medium is the message, or How context matters : the Rand Corporation builds an economics of innovation, 1946-1962 / David A. Hounshell --
Out of the blue yonder : the transfer of systems thinking from the Pentagon to the Great Society, 1961-1965 / David R. Jardini --
The limits of technology transfer : ;civil systems at TRW, 1965-1975 / Davis Dyer --
From operations research to futures studies : the establishment, diffusion, and transformation of the systems approach in Sweden, 1945-1980 / Arne Kaijser and Joar Tiberg --
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, the TAP Project, and the RAINS model / Harvey Brooks and Alan McDonald --
RAND, IIasa, and the conduct of systems analysis / Roger E. Levien --
How a genetic code became an information system / Lily E. Kay.
Series Title: Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology.
Responsibility: edited by Agatha C. Hughes and Thomas P. Hughes.
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