Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Manufacturing the Future by Stephen B. Adams

This is a full-length history of the Western Electric Company, which was the manufacturing arm of the Bell System. As manufacturer in the communications revolutions in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Western Electric made products that accelerated society's pace, such as telegraphs, telephones, an early computing machine, radios, radar and transistors. Western's history offers numerous examples of the difference between innovation and implementation. The aftermath of Western's 1882 acquisition by Bell Telephone, for instance, reveals vertical integration as a lengthy process rather than a single event. Ironically, although Western transformed business worldwide with innovations in areas such as quality control and industrial psychology, the company was slow to implement these innovations itself. Western's dual role as captive supplier for a regulated monopoly and as government contractor led to its most rapid change, in the area of civil rights.

Buy Manufacturing the Future by Stephen B. Adams from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521084031
ISBN-10: 0521084032
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Manufacturing the Future by Stephen B. Adams

Book Reviews - Manufacturing the Future by Stephen B. Adams

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Manufacturing the Future book by Stephen B. Adams and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Books By Stephen B. Adams

Manufacturing the Future by Stephen B. Adams
Hardback, January 1999
$153.00