Who Invented the Elevator?

12 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2012

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Sam Rysdyk

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Date Written: March 24, 2009


No particular individual invented the elevator. The modern elevator came to exist through a combination of evolutionary innovations. Mere mechanical parts were not enough to create the elevator; social “innovation” was needed as well.

Keywords: Innovation, Social Construction of Technology, Elisha Otis, Evolution, Technology

Suggested Citation

Rysdyk, Sam, Who Invented the Elevator? (March 24, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2141861 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2141861

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