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ABBOTT, Ronald William (1917 - 2006), Consultant Partner, Bacon & Woodrow, Consulting Actuaries, 1982–94 (Senior Partner, 1972–81)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economic History; Economics; Insurance. 190 words.

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ABELL, (John) David (<i>born</i> 1942), Chairman, Jourdan (formerly Thomas Jourdan) plc, since 1997; Director, Leicester Football Club plc, since 1999

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Engineering and Technology; Economic History; Economics; Insurance. 194 words.

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ABELL, John Norman (1931 - 2004), Chairman, Europe, CIBC Wood Gundy Inc., 1990–91; Vice-Chairman, Wood Gundy Inc., London, 1988–91

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economic History; Economics; Insurance. 221 words.

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ABENSUR, Eric (<i>born</i> 1964), Group Chief Executive Officer, Venda Ltd, since 2008 (Deputy Managing Director, 2007–08)

in Who's Who

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Transport; Transportation Systems. 90 words.

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Abraham Gesner

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — History of the Americas.

(1797–1863), geologist, chemist, entrepreneur.

Born in the Annapolis Valley, Gesner studied medicine in London in 1825–6. Between 1836 and 1846, he published geological surveys of...

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ABRAHAMSEN, Egil (<i>born</i> 1923), Comdr, Order of St Olav, 1987 (Kt Comdr 1979); Chairman, Norwegian Telecommunications, 1980–95

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Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Transport; Transportation Systems. 227 words.

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Abram Harris, Jr.

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — United States History.

(b. 17 January 1899; d. 6 November 1963),

political economist, economic historian and theorist, and social critic. Abram Lincoln Harris Jr. was born in Richmond, Virginia; his...

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Absorbing Technological Spillovers: Simulations in an Evolutionary Framework

UWE CANTNER and ANDREAS PYKA.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

June 1998; p ublished online June 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Industrial History; Business History; Innovation; Technological Change; Research and Development; Industry Studies. 0 words.

This paper offers a simulation analysis of firm strategies which differ by the degree of absorbing technical know-how generated elsewhere. It investigates the success of those firm...

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Academic collaboration and organizational innovation: the development of research capabilities in the US pharmaceutical industry, 1927–1946*

Jeffrey L. Furman and Megan MacGarvie.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

October 2009; p ublished online July 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Industrial History; Business History; Innovation; Technological Change; Research and Development; Industry Studies. 12533 words.

This article investigates the historical conditions that contributed to the birth of in-house research and development (R&D) capabilities in the early US pharmaceutical industry by...

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