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From Bletchley Park to the NSA: scientific management and “surveillance society” in the Cold War and beyond

Little, S.E. and Grieco, M.S. (2003). From Bletchley Park to the NSA: scientific management and “surveillance society” in the Cold War and beyond. In: Critical Management Studies 3 Conference, Stream 9: Cold War and Management, 7-9 Jul 2003, Lancaster University, UK.

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Abstract

This paper takes a high level view of the dynamics of the Cold War and their influence on management and governance. It addresses the pre-Cold War origins of key components of the information infrastructure underpinning the networked organisation of manufacture and service delivery. These embody practices that can be traced back to the impetus given by the prosecution of WWII by the allies to scientific management, and the transfer of these efforts to the Cold War continuation of conflict.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2003 The Author
Academic Unit/Department: Open University Business School
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 1376
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Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2013 16:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/1376
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