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Chemical decision-makers: a profile of the leadership of the principal British chemical institutions, 1900-1939

Roberts, Gerrylynn (2002). Chemical decision-makers: a profile of the leadership of the principal British chemical institutions, 1900-1939. In: Bougard, Michel ed. Alchemy, Chemistry and Pharmacy. Proceedings of the XXth International Congress of the History of Science, (Liège 20-26 July 1997) (XVIII). Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, pp. 189–198.

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Abstract

Arising from the ongoing project,'Studies of the British chemical community, 1880-1970: The principal institutions', this chapter considers the composition of the leadership of the Chemical Society, The Royal Institute of Chemistry and the Society of Chemical Industry in the 20th century up to the onset of World War II. It argues that chemists were far more likely to be employed in industry than is generally recognized and also in contrast to traditional arguments that the leadership of the British chemical community was highly mobile across employment sectors with more than 40% working across two or more of industry, academia, government and private consultancy during their careers.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 2-503-51412-X, 978-2-503-51412-3
Extra Information: Biographical information on the chemists who form the cohort for this analysis may be consulted at:www.open.ac.uk/OU5/Arts/Chemists
Keywords: social history of chemistry; scientific careers; institutionalization; professionalization
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Item ID: 4073
Depositing User: Gerrylynn Roberts
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:51
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4073
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