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Title: The relationship between science and technology
Author: Drath, Paul
ISNI:       0000 0004 2712 5823
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1973
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From 1948 until they left the mainstream of computer development in 1963, Ferranti Limited co-operated with the Electrical Engineering Department at Manchester University in the development of computers. In this thesis, this relationship is examined as an example of the interaction of universities and industry. In particular, the role of government finance in bringing the two organizations together and the impact of co-operation on the participants have been studied. A related study has been made of the National Research Development Corporation's efforts in the late 1950s to enable British computer firms to catch up on the more advanced American industry by organizing a high speed computer development project. These efforts, r. -which resulted in the allocation of funds by NRDC for the joint development of the Atlas computer by Manchester University and Ferranti, are examined and the reasons for their repeated failure analyzed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Computer development, Ferranti Limited, Computers, Computer firms,