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Title: Long Fuse, Big Bang: Thomas Edison, Electricity, and the Locus of Innovation

Abstract

Calls for breakthroughs in science and technology have never been louder, and yet the demand for innovation is made more challenging by public and political misconceptions surrounding where, when, and how it happens. Professor Andrew Hargadon uses historical research to advance our current understanding of the innovation process. He discussed the social and technical context in which electric light, and the modern electric power infrastructure, were born and considers its implications for managing innovation in science and technology today.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. University of California, Davis
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
LBNL (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); LBNL Environmental Energy Technologies Division
OSTI Identifier:
1109120
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: Distinguished Lecture Series, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, California (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS

Citation Formats

Hargadon, Andrew. Long Fuse, Big Bang: Thomas Edison, Electricity, and the Locus of Innovation. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Hargadon, Andrew. Long Fuse, Big Bang: Thomas Edison, Electricity, and the Locus of Innovation. United States.
Hargadon, Andrew. Mon . "Long Fuse, Big Bang: Thomas Edison, Electricity, and the Locus of Innovation". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1109120.
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