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Author Thomas, Brychan Celfyn, 1955- author.

Title The business of new process diffusion : management of the early float glass start-ups / Brychan Celfyn Thomas and Alun Merlyn Thomas
Published London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, 2019


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge focus on business and management
Routledge focus on business and management.
Contents New process diffusion -- Case study: management of the early float glass start-ups
Summary "The Business of New Process Diffusion explores entrepreneurship, innovation and process diffusion through the example of the development of float glass. The significance of the glass industry as a vehicle for studying innovation activities has been recognised for some time. By using it as an example to draw out the key themes of innovation and diffusion theory, this book uses its specific industrial history to form an illuminating case study. Little has been written in terms of the management of the early Float Glass start-ups, resulting in a gap in the literature. This book seeks to remedy this by recounting developments through the lens of one of the leading glass technologists involved in the process at the time, using historical and archival material, and artefacts from the period. It illustrates the business origins of the process and its invention, progressing to innovation, competition in the market, first successful production, licensing and patents, and the management of the start-ups leading to market leadership: all significant to the study of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. This short-form volume provides a concise but rich resource for researchers and students of the theory and practice of innovation, new process diffusion and start-up management"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Technological innovations.
Diffusion of innovations.
Manufacturing processes -- Technological innovations
New products -- Management
New business enterprises.
Glass trade -- Case studies
Glass manufacture -- Technological innovations -- Case studies
Diffusion of Innovation
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industrial Management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Management Science.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Organizational Behavior.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- New Business Enterprises.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Entrepreneurship.
Technological innovations
New products -- Management
New business enterprises
Manufacturing processes -- Technological innovations
Glass trade
Glass manufacture -- Technological innovations
Diffusion of innovations
Industrial management
Success in business
Technological innovations -- Management
Genre/Form Case studies
Form Electronic book
Author Thomas, Alun Merlyn, author
LC no. 2020694231
ISBN 9780429504105