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dc.contributor.advisorLockenour, Jay, 1966-
dc.creatorSiotto, Andrea
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-25T20:06:23Z
dc.date.available2020-08-25T20:06:23Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/354
dc.description.abstractThis research is about innovation. Using the example of the British Army, which underwent great changes during the First World War, I focus on the role of soldiers and civilian in its process of adaptation to the new tools of warfare. Innovation was not a process forced from the top of the Army or produced solely by officers. Change came from a complex interaction between soldiers, army institutions, and civilians at home. Technology was the topic of this interaction: soldiers used technology to lobby for change and improve their effectiveness on the battlefield, civilians used it to help and participate to the war, while institutions transformed their own structures to adapt to the fast-paced changes, providing a common place to absorb and redistribute innovation. I try to break the common narrative that portrays the inventor producing a weapon, a committee of the army adopting it, and the weapon changing warfare. Ideas surfaced from a complex environment that looked for solutions in a constant dialogue between the experience of the battlefield, the personal competencies of soldiers and civilians, and the necessities of the British Army to simplify, streamline, and standardize.
dc.format.extent324 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
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dc.subjectMilitary History
dc.subjectHistory
dc.subjectBritish Army
dc.subjectFirst World War
dc.subjectInnovation
dc.subjectTechnology
dc.subjectWar
dc.titleA SYSTEM OF CHANGE: INNOVATION FROM THE BOTTOM IN THE BRITISH ARMY, 1914-1918
dc.typeText
dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.contributor.committeememberKrueger, Rita
dc.contributor.committeememberRyan, Eileen, 1978-
dc.contributor.committeememberWalton, Steven
dc.contributor.committeememberNeiberg, Michael S.
dc.description.departmentHistory
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/338
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dc.description.degreePh.D.
dc.identifier.proqst14233
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-0596-4661
dc.date.updated2020-08-18T19:06:47Z
dc.embargo.lift08/18/2022
dc.identifier.filenameSiotto_temple_0225E_14233.pdf


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