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Facit and the Displacement of Mechanical Calculators

Christian Sandström (Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Innovationsteknik)
Ieee Annals of the History of Computing (1058-6180). Vol. 35 (2013), 3, p. 20-31.
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Facit, a successful Swedish manufacturer of mechanical calculators and typewriters, collapsed in the shift from mechanical to electronic calculators in the early 1970s. This article describes how Facit struggled during this transition and explains why the company lost its competitive advantage after almost 40 years of successful expansion and continued profitability.

Nyckelord: Computer Science, Theory & Methods; History & Philosophy Of Science



Denna post skapades 2013-11-11.
CPL Pubid: 186389

 

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Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Innovationsteknik (2005-2016)

Ämnesområden

Datavetenskap (datalogi)

Chalmers infrastruktur