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dc.contributor.authorNegrel, Christian Claudeen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-08T19:38:52Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-08T19:38:52Zen
dc.date.issued1989en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/52093en
dc.description.abstractThis study examines NACA's organization in the light of Alfred D. Chandler's Strategy and Structure. It analyzes the agency's administration. NACA's strategy of maximizing existing technology and its committee's structure were the key elements in its failure to develop jet propulsion in the early 1940s. We will focus first on NACA and its organization. The second chapter will describe jet propulsion, particularly the acquisition of a Whittle engine from England and General Arnold 's role in keeping NACA out of the development of the Whittle engine in the United States. The third chapter will concentrate on the reasons that combined and led to the difficulties of NACA in the mid-forties and the 1950s. That chapter will look at the rise of the aviation industry, the criticism it expressed against NACA, and finally NACA's strategy as one of the causes of failure.en
dc.format.extentvii, 168 leaves ;en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 20002420en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectUnited States. -- Historyen
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1989.N437en
dc.subject.lcshAirplanes -- Jet propulsion -- Historyen
dc.subject.lcshAeronautics -- Research -- History. -- United Statesen
dc.titleMissed opportunities: NACA and jet propulsionen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten


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