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Innovating for failure : government policy and the early British computer industry, John Hendry

Label
Innovating for failure : government policy and the early British computer industry
Title
Innovating for failure
Title remainder
government policy and the early British computer industry
Statement of responsibility
John Hendry
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From computers to body scanners, from hovercraft to monoclonal antibodies, British researchers have been among the world's leaders in scientific discovery and invention. But British business has failed repeatedly to exploit these discoveries. This first in-depth history of the early British computer industry provides a valuable case study in the implementation of public innovation policy with lessons for any country trying to compete for sales in international high-technology markets. - Publisher
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DLC
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1952-
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Hendry, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9696.C63
LC item number
G763 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
History of computing.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computer industry
  • Informatique
  • Computer industry
  • Informatique
  • Wirtschaftspolitik
  • Computerindustrie
  • Great Britain
  • Großbritannien
Label
Innovating for failure : government policy and the early British computer industry, John Hendry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Defining the national interest: the EMI 2400 project
  • National competitiveness and the problem of consensus: the fast computer project
  • Developing for the market: peripherals and user needs
  • Into the sixties: industry, government, and interational competition
  • Public policy and corporate response: conclusions, observations, and poilcy implications
  • Appendix A:
  • NRDC, 1949-59
  • Appendix B:
  • British computer industry, 1949-69
  • Introduction:
  • Government policy and the exploitation of technology
  • Creation of the National Research Development Corporation
  • Computer technology and its commercial exploitation in postwar America
  • Policy for action: Lord Halsbury's offensive
  • By persuasion, threat, or cash: the first results
  • Who knows best? Elliott brothers, Ferranti, and the packaged computer
  • Contractual arrangements and monitoring: the porblems with Ferranti
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780262081870
Lccn
89033604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)19722675
Label
Innovating for failure : government policy and the early British computer industry, John Hendry
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Defining the national interest: the EMI 2400 project
  • National competitiveness and the problem of consensus: the fast computer project
  • Developing for the market: peripherals and user needs
  • Into the sixties: industry, government, and interational competition
  • Public policy and corporate response: conclusions, observations, and poilcy implications
  • Appendix A:
  • NRDC, 1949-59
  • Appendix B:
  • British computer industry, 1949-69
  • Introduction:
  • Government policy and the exploitation of technology
  • Creation of the National Research Development Corporation
  • Computer technology and its commercial exploitation in postwar America
  • Policy for action: Lord Halsbury's offensive
  • By persuasion, threat, or cash: the first results
  • Who knows best? Elliott brothers, Ferranti, and the packaged computer
  • Contractual arrangements and monitoring: the porblems with Ferranti
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780262081870
Lccn
89033604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)19722675

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