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By Marc J. de Vries, Marc J. Vries

Considering international struggle I, the Natuurkundig Laboratorium has been an important middle of business learn for Philips, one of many world’s biggest electronics businesses. during this research, Marc J. de Vries demonstrates how the background of the laboratory may also help us comprehend very important adjustments within the creation and makes use of of know-how within the 20th century. Breaking their research into 3 classes, each one characterised via diversified examine objectives and ways, the authors increase this basic historical past with certain case reports. the end result should be of price to an individual learning the heritage and philosophy of know-how.

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Some people, Holst in particular, were forced to reconsider their roles. For them, tension grew between their original work (doing research, which was probably where their heart was) and fulfilling the new task of doing managerial work. In the research work there was always tension between an academic orientation and an industrial orientation. Alltogether, this means that when studying the organisational structures and the culture of the lab, we can expect to see various sorts of tension. ’s research programme and the company’s product portfolio.

Became active in the area of acoustic measurements. Lab. The acoustics of auditoriums and music halls were also investigated. All the measurements made were complemented by theoretical considerations. O. 30 Acoustic advice was provided for several buildings, including the Utrecht town theatre and J. Walther Thompson’s Bush House BBC studios in London. A second field of research to accompany the sound (re)producing techniques was sound perception. J. Bouma (not to be confused with H. Bouma who played an important part in this marc j.

This extension was made possible because of the growth of the lab population and the facilities. Holst was given the opportunity to appoint new scientists, and new buildings and equipment were provided for the lab. , but only for a short time). G. Cath, whose activities are not further mentioned elsewhere. Apart from the scientists, there were eight assistants in the lab. Holst proposed to the Philips directorate that the staff be extended to eleven or twelve doctors and qualified engineers and fourteen assistants.

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