Case Study

Invention factory: How Edison and team changed the world

11 pages
December 2005
Reference: IMD-3-1435

In the late 19th century, Thomas Edison revolutionized lighting, motion pictures and sound with a series of inventions that changed the world. He did this by relying on a virtuoso team that worked in what he called an invention factory. This case explores the factors associated with Edison and his invention factory that are relevant to contemporary managers.

Keywords
Invention, Virtuoso Teams
Settings
United States of America
Type
Published Sources
Copyright
© 2004
Available Languages
English
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