In this new path-breaking volume, David Edgerton brings to the forefront research on the role of business and its influence on industrial research and innovation.
It is commonplace to acknowledge the role of science and technology, and research and innovation specifically, in transforming the twentieth century world. Other studies, however, focuses on scientific and engineering research in general, or technological systems and paradigms, or on government-funded initiatives. Industrial Research and Innovation in Business concentrates on business and its contribution to innovation and its role in producing and using new technologies.
Edited by D.E.H. Edgerton, King's College London, UK
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: Theoretical Perspectives Part II: From Coal Tar Dyes to IG Farbenindustrie Part III: The Research Laboratory and the US Corporate Economy Part IV: International and Comparative Studies Part V: The Not-So-Peculiar British Case Part IV: The Case of Japanese Industrial Research Index