The Early Computer Industry

Limitations of Scale and Scope

Authors: Gandy, A.

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Uses case studies to explore why large scale electronics failed to win a leadership position in the early computer industry and why IBM, a firm with a heritage in the business machines industry, succeeded. The cases cover both the US and the UK industry focusing on electronics giants GE, RCA, English Electric, EMI and Ferranti.

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TONY GANDY is a reader at IFS School of Finance, UK. After a period as a journalist he worked for an investment bank and spent 15 years running his own small consulting firm mainly specialising in the overlap of banking and technology. His research interests include competition in the early computer industry, innovation in bank delivery channels, strategy and competition in services (financial enterprises) and industrial companies, and banking technology.

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"For those of a certain age, it is impossible to read this comprehensive and fascinating book without an occasional tear." - David Birch, financialworld.co.uk


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Early Computer Industry
Book Subtitle
Limitations of Scale and Scope
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-38911-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230389113
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-38910-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35105-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 348
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