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The Sources of Innovation
It has long been assumed that product innovations are typically developed by product manufacturers. Because this assumption deals with the basic matter of who the innovator is, it has inevitably hadExpand
Understanding technological innovation: a socio-technical approach
influential group of workers, bureaucrats and politicians, some of whom are members of the elites who have delayed the whole process (p. 194; see also p. 118 for Africa). In the case ofExpand
Edison: A Life of Invention
Childhood and Education. Itinerant Telegrapher. From Operator to Inventor. A Leading Electromechanician. Competing Interests. From Shop to Laboratory. New Directions. The Invention Factory. TheExpand
The Victorian Eye: A Political History of Light and Vision in Britain, 1800–1910 by Chris Otter
Chris Otter intends his book The Victorian Eye to be a political history of visual culture in nineteenth-century Britain. But he is little interested in politics or even political economy. It wouldExpand
Edison and the Business of Innovation
This is the story of the "other" Thomas Edison--not the heroic lone inventor, but Edison the businessman, industrialist, and successful manager of one of the world's largest industrial researchExpand
Edison's Electric Light
THE Times New York correspondent gives some interesting details in Monday's paper of Mr. Edison's new form of electric lighting and the steps by which he was led to its discovery. So far the lightExpand
Technological Innovation and the Great Depression.
Part 1 The Great Depression revisited: questions unanswered building a new theoretical approach - consumption and investment the new theory - technological change the labour market. Part 2Expand
Executioner's Current: Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair . By Richard Moran. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. xxii + 271 pp. Illustrations, notes, index.
  • P. Israel
  • Economics
  • Business History Review
  • 1 March 2004
to enhance its physical and mental potential. In the 1920s, radium water jars—with names like Vitalizer, Revigator, and Vigoradium— appeared on the market, along with a bottled radium drink calledExpand
From Machine Shop to Industrial Laboratory: Telegraphy and the Changing Context of American Invention, 1830-1920
"Israel synthesizes a decade of editorial work on the Edison papers with the Western Union papers at the Smithsonian Institution, patent records, and key court cases... The result is an elegant bookExpand