John F. Wilson, Nicholas D. Wong, Steven Toms
April 2, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 168 Pages
ISBN 9780367024093 - CAT# K404715
Series: Routledge Focus on Industrial History
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This shortform book presents key peer-reviewed research selected by expert series editors and contextualised by new analysis from each author on how the specific field addressed has evolved.
The book features contributions on the history of government-business relations, regional and local business relationships, the development and formation of Silicon Valley, and the rise and fall of the US machine tool industry after the Second World.
Of interest to business and economic historians, this shortform book also provides analysis that will be valuable reading across the social sciences.
Introduction (John F. Wilson, Nicholas D. Wong and Steven Toms)
1. Trying to keep the customers stratified: Government, Business and the Paths of Innovation in American Railroading and Computing (Steve Usselman)
2. Webs of Productive Associations in American Industrialization: patterns of institution formation and their limits, Philadelphia, 1880-1930’ (Philip Scranton)
3. Electronic Component Manufacturing and the Rise of Silicon Valley (Christophe Lécuyer)
4. Too Many Bends in the River: the Decline of Connecticut Valley machine tool industry, 1950-2002 (Robert Forrant)