The Early Computer Industry: Limitations of Scale and Scope (BOK)

Anthony Gandy

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A comprehensive guide to why major companies with a heritage in electronics failed to establish themselves as leaders in the computer industry. The author uses case studies to analyze the efforts of GE, RCA, English Electric, EMI and Ferranti to compete with business machine firms in the early mainframe computer market, primarily focusing on the USA's IBM and the UK's ICT. These cases cover many important themes in enterprise organization and capabilities, and how the heritage from which these firms came was important to the performance of the corporation in a new and innovative market place. It critiques the value of economies of scope in productive and technical capabilities unless matched to equal competencies in customer understanding and market reach, and provides a guide to both the business strategies and the technologies, which were fundamental to building our current information society.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Anthony Gandy
ISBN 9780230389106
Antall sider 368 Dimensjoner 14,4cm x 22,3cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 558 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Information technology industries, History of specific companies / corporate history