Facebook X YouTube Instagram Pinterest NetGalley
Google Books previews are unavailable because you have chosen to turn off third party cookies for enhanced content. Visit our cookies page to review your cookie settings.

Edward Condon's Cooperative Vision (Hardback)

Science, Industry, and Innovation in Modern America

P&S History > Humanities > Biography & Memoirs

Imprint: University of Pittsburgh Press
Pages: 320
Illustrations: 20 b&w photos
ISBN: 9780822945345
Published: 9th October 2018
Casemate UK Academic

in_stock

£45.00


You'll be £45.00 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Edward Condon's Cooperative Vision. What's this?
+£4.99 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £40
(click here for international delivery rates)

Order within the next 3 hours, 53 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates



Born in 1902, Edward Condon made significant contributions to quantum theoretical physics. Nearly ten years at Princeton University sealed his reputation as a leading figure in the field. Then, in 1937, he gave it all up to pursue an industrial career, first at the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, and then, by way of the federal government, the National Bureau of Standards. In a radical departure from professional norms, Condon sought to redefine the relationship between academic science and technological innovation in industry. He envisioned intimate cooperation with the universities to serve the needs of his employers and also the broader business community. This book explores the birth, life, and death of that vision during the Great Depression, World War II, and the early Cold War. Condon’s cooperative model of R&D evolved over time, and by consequence, laid bare sharp disagreements among academic, corporate, and government stakeholders about the practical value of new knowledge, where and how it should be produced, and ultimately, on whose behalf it ought to be put to use.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

Other titles in University of Pittsburgh Press...