Tracy Kidder (1982), in his remarkable book on building a computer introduces us to a world of multiple and complex decisions shaping the creation of the first computers. Telling the story of the management of innovations, Kidder (ibid.) provides us with an intriguing and fascinating account of working practices and culture within an organisation. In the course of telling the story of Data General, Kidder (ibid.) introduces us to one developer who, wanting to find out the competitors’ secret to success, enters the rival’s labs undercover and opens up the machine.
KeywordsManagerial Power Responsible Autonomy Support Team Support Employee Shaping Process
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