Thomas P. Hughes
Thomas P. Hughes is Professor of the History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania.
Books by this Editor
The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After
After World War II, a systems approach to solving complex problems and managing complex systems came into vogue among engineers, scientists, and managers, fostered in part by the diffusion of digital computing power. Enthusiasm for the approach peaked during the Johnson administration, when it was applied to everything from military command and control systems to poverty in American cities....