Books by Business Historian Alfred D. Chandler Jr

Books by Business Historian Alfred D. Chandler Jr

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Title: Strategy and Structure

This classic text, chosen for the 1964 Thomas Newcomen Award in Business History by the editors of "Business History Review," is based on intensive studies of General Motors, Dupont, Standard Oil of New Jersey and Sears, Roebuck.
Author(s): Alfred D. Chandler
ISBN 13: 9781614275084
Pages: 480
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Title: Scale and Scope: The Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism

Representing ten years of research into the history of the managerial business system, this book concentrates on patterns of growth and competitiveness in the U.S., Germany, and Great Britain, tracing the evolution of large firms into multinational giants and orienting the late twentieth century's most important developments.
Author(s): Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
ISBN 13: 9780674789951
Pages: 780
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Title: Shaping the Industrial Century: The Remarkable Story of the Evolution of the Modern Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries

The dean of business historians continues his masterful chronicle of the transforming revolutions of the twentieth century begun in Inventing the Electronic Century.

Alfred Chandler argues that only with consistent attention to research and development and an emphasis on long-term corporate strategies could firms remain successful over time. He details these processes for nearly every major chemical and pharmaceutical firm, demonstrating why some companies forged ahead while others failed.

By the end of World War II, the chemical and pharmaceutical industries were transformed by the commercializing of new learning, the petrochemical and the antibiotic revolutions. But by the 1970s, chemical science was no longer providing the new learning necessary to commercialize more products, although new directions flourished in the pharmaceutical industries. In the 1980s, major drug companies, including Eli Lilly, Merck, and Schering Plough, commercialized the first biotechnology products, and as the twenty-first century began, the infrastructure of this biotechnology revolution was comparable to that of the second industrial revolution just before World War I and the information revolution of the 1960s. Shaping the Industrial Century is a major contribution to our understanding of the most dynamic industries of the modern era.

Author(s): Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
ISBN 13: 9780674032217
Pages: 384
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Title: The Essential Alfred Chandler : Essays Toward a Historical Theory of Big Business

In four decades of scholarship,Alfred Chandler has established himself as the acknowledged dean of business historians. Now available in paperback,this collection reveals the evolution of Chandler's theory and the enormous contribution that he has made to the field. Included are sixteen essays,as well as the table of contents and introductions to his three major books on business history: Strategy and Structure,The Visible Hand,and Scale and Scope. McCraw provides a capsule intellectual biography of Chandler,as well an introduction to each essay.
Author(s): Thomas K. McCraw
ISBN 13: 9780875843063
Pages: 544
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Title: A Nation Transformed by Information : How Information Has Shaped the United States from Colonial Times to the Present

This book makes the startling case that North Americans were getting on the "information highway" as early as the 1700's, and have been using it as a critical building block of their social, economic, and political world ever since.
By the time of the founding of the United States, there was a postal system and roads for the distribution of mail, copyright laws to protect intellectual property, and newspapers, books, and broadsides to bring information to a populace that was building a nation on the basis of an informed electorate. In the 19th century, Americans developed the telegraph, telephone, and motion pictures, inventions that further expanded the reach of information. In the 20th century they added television, computers, and the Internet, ultimately connecting themselves to a whole world of information.
From the beginning North Americans were willing to invest in the infrastructure to make such connectivity possible. This book explores what the deployment of these technologies says about American society. The editors assembled a group of contributors who are experts in their particular fields and worked with them to create a book that is fully integrated and cross-referenced.

Author(s): Alfred Dupont Chandler, James W. Cortada
ISBN 13: 9780195128147
Pages: 404
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Title: Big Business and the Wealth of Nations

Author(s): Alfred DuPont Chandler
ISBN 13: 9780521663472
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Title: Inventing the Electronic Century: The Epic Story of the Consumer Electronics and Computer Industries, with a New Preface

Consumer electronics and computers redefined life and work in the twentieth century. In Inventing the Electronic Century, Pulitzer Prize-winning business historian Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. traces their origins and worldwide development. From electronics prime mover RCA in the 1920s to Sony and Matsushita's dramatic rise in the 1970s; from IBM's dominance in computer technology in the 1950s to Microsoft's stunning example of the creation of competitive advantage, this masterful analysis is essential reading for every manager and student of technology.
Author(s): Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
ISBN 13: 9780674018051
Pages: 352
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Title: Inventing the Electronic Century: The Epic Story of the Consumer Electronics and Computer Industries

"Chandler describes how Radio Corporation of America shaped the consumer electronics industry from its beginnings in the 1920s to the 1960s. He explains how catastrophic management decisions that brought about the collapse of RCA opened the door to Sony and Matsushita and ultimately to Japan's worldwide conquest of consumer electronics markets. At the same time, Chandler shows that the computer industry has been a strikingly American triumph. Readers will discover a wealth of penetrating insights in Chandler's riveting account of the rise of the mainframe, the minicomputer, and the microprocessor. What is more, Chandler documents the surprising and little-known fact that first mover IBM dominated the computer industry from the 1950s to the 1990s and that the Japanese, first by making IBM plug-compatibles and later with their large systems and servers, became its major competitors." Only by following the history of firms that commercialized these new technologies and knowing the details of competitive success and failure can managers truly understand their industries. Inventing the Electronic Century is timely and essential reading for every manager and student of high technology.
Author(s): Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.
ISBN 13: 9780743215671
Pages: 336
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