AUTHORSquires, Arthur M.
TITLEThe Tender Ship: Governmental Management of Technological Change
CITYBoston, MA

This book explores instances of governmental success and failure in managing technological change in a multitude of countries. Squires argues that large enterprises fare vastly better when managed by people who are aware of current technological advances, and are working in an atmosphere of trust. He claims that enterprises managed by distant bureaucrats are not nearly as successful. In one example, he writes about Oak Ridge’s gaseous diffusion plant that was a success during World War II due to the right kind of management. Squires draws on his first-hand experience as a junior worker on the Manhattan Project.

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