The Reith Lectures 1970 Change And Industrial Society

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19701122]

by Dr Donald Schon followed by questions from an invited audience

2: Dynamic Conservatism

There is a dynamism among organisations of all kinds-business firms, large corporations. government departments -which makes them fight very hard against change. Change is unpredictable in its effects. What Dr Schon calls' Dynamic Conservatism ' appears like an organisation's way of protecting itself against such uncertainty.

Dr Schon, president of the Organisation for Social and Technical Innovation, is a member of the US Commission On the Year 2000.

(This lecture, recorded at the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers in London, will be published in The Listener dated 26 Nov.

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Unknown: Dr Donald Schon

Genome: [r4 Bd=19701129]

by Dr Donald Schon followed by questions from an invited audience

3: The Evolution of the Business Firm

The classical business firm as it was understood up to the period of the Second World War was organised around a product such as shoes ' or ' energy.' Since then the business firm has had several turning points. In its most recent and most sophisticated form so far. Dr Schon argues, it may well, through its structure, have something of real importance to contribute to society at large.

(This lecture, recorded at the Society of Industrial Artists and Designers in London, will be published in The Listener dated 3 Dec. Next Sunday: How Innovation Spreads)

Contributors

Unknown: Dr Donald Schon