The Early Development of the Aviation Industry: Entrepreneurs of the Sky

Author:   Malcolm Abbott (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia) ,  Jill Bamforth
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN:  

9781138368743


Pages:   10
Publication Date:   10 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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The Early Development of the Aviation Industry: Entrepreneurs of the Sky provides an introduction to the world of the early aviation industry and the business endeavours of the original aviators. Many of the first pioneers who flew heavier-than-air planes went on to develop considerable industrial concerns. In doing so they exhibited a number of entrepreneurial qualities, which provide useful case studies for those interested in studying how successful entrepreneurs create or develop opportunities at the inception and emergence of high-tech industries. This book looks at the careers of pioneer aviators in the United States, Britain and France such as A.V. Roe, Thomas Sopwith, Glenn Curtiss and William Boeing. It examines this group of entrepreneurs during the start-up and early development stages of an emerging industry undergoing considerable technological change, and relates this experience to contemporary studies and experiences of entrepreneurship. The book explores what made these men successful in their entrepreneurial endeavours to help promote a better understanding of what makes an entrepreneur and what business and economic conditions are needed to allow such men to be successful. This book makes a major contribution to our knowledge of the development of the twentieth century economy and is essential reading for students and academics who are interested in the development of aviation and the nature of entrepreneurial behaviour.

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Author:   Malcolm Abbott (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia) ,  Jill Bamforth
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Weight:   0.572kg
ISBN:  

9781138368743


ISBN 10:   1138368741
Pages:   10
Publication Date:   10 May 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

PART 1: THEMES AND METHODS 1 Introduction 2 Entrepreneurship, its origins and recent experience 3 Overview of the global aviation industry 1903 to 1945 PART 2: ENTREPRENEURIAL AVIATORS 4 The earliest days in the United States: the Wright brothers, Glenn H. Curtiss, Allan Lockheed and Glenn L. Martin. 5 The French connection: Louis Bleriot Raymond Saulnier, the Farman Brothers and Marcel Dassault 6 The British pioneers: A.V. Roe, the Short brothers, Robert Blackburn and Frederick Handley 7 The captains of industry: George Holt Thomas and Thomas Sopwith 8 From domestic aviation to military: Geoffrey de Havilland and Nevil Shute 9 The engine makers: Henry Royce and Frederick B. Rentschler 10 A new era of transport: James Smith McDonnell, Donald Willis Douglas and William Boeing PART 3: SUMMARY 11 A global industry 12 Starters and runners: innovation and security industry 13 Conclusion

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This book presents a comprehensive overview of early British pioneers in the aviation industry and how they achieved many successes against challenging odds. This book is a recommended read for those interested in early British aviation. Perhaps there are lessons to be learned that can be applied to modern day aviation entrepreneurship. - John Wensveen, Ph.D., Vice Provost, Miami Dade College, USA.


Author Information

Malcolm Abbott is an Associate professor of Economics at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. The main fields of work in which he has been engaged have been the development of utilities including airports, energy markets and the manner in which pricing and access to network infrastructure is regulated by government agencies. In addition, he has also worked in other areas of government policy including aviation, rail, dairy industry deregulation, stevedoring and education. Jill Bamforth is Academic Director for Work Integrated Learning at the Faculty of Business and Law at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia. She lectures and publishes in management and entrepreneurship.

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