The Visible Hand

Author: Alfred D. Chandler Jr.

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674940529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

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Examines the processes of production and distribution in the U.S. and the ways in which their management has become increasingly systematized
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The Visible Hand

Author: Alfred D. Chandler Jr.

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674417682

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

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The role of large-scale business enterprise—big business and its managers—during the formative years of modern capitalism (from the 1850s until the 1920s) is delineated in this pathmarking book. Alfred Chandler, Jr., the distinguished business historian, sets forth the reasons for the dominance of big business in American transportation, communications, and the central sectors of production and distribution.
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Scale and Scope

The Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism

Author: Alfred Dupont CHANDLER,Takashi Hikino,Alfred D Chandler

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674029380

Category: History

Page: 780

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The People’s Zion

Southern Africa, the United States, and a Transatlantic Faith-Healing Movement

Author: Joel Cabrita

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674985761

Category: History

Page: 340

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In The People’s Zion, Joel Cabrita tells the transatlantic story of Southern Africa’s largest popular religious movement, Zionism. It began in Zion City, a utopian community established in 1900 just north of Chicago. The Zionist church, which promoted faith healing, drew tens of thousands of marginalized Americans from across racial and class divides. It also sent missionaries abroad, particularly to Southern Africa, where its uplifting spiritualism and pan-racialism resonated with urban working-class whites and blacks. Circulated throughout Southern Africa by Zion City’s missionaries and literature, Zionism thrived among white and black workers drawn to Johannesburg by the discovery of gold. As in Chicago, these early devotees of faith healing hoped for a color-blind society in which they could acquire equal status and purpose amid demoralizing social and economic circumstances. Defying segregation and later apartheid, black and white Zionists formed a uniquely cosmopolitan community that played a key role in remaking the racial politics of modern Southern Africa. Connecting cities, regions, and societies usually considered in isolation, Cabrita shows how Zionists on either side of the Atlantic used the democratic resources of evangelical Christianity to stake out a place of belonging within rapidly-changing societies. In doing so, they laid claim to nothing less than the Kingdom of God. Today, the number of American Zionists is small, but thousands of independent Zionist churches counting millions of members still dot the Southern African landscape.
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Strategy and Structure

Chapters in the History of the American Industrial Enterprise

Author: Alfred Dupont Chandler

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 9781587981982

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 463

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Investigates the changing strategy and structure of the large industrial enterprise in the United States
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Inventing the Electronic Century

The Epic Story of the Consumer Electronics and Computer Industries, with a new preface

Author: Alfred Dupont CHANDLER,Takashi Hikino,Andrew Von Nordenflycht,Alfred D Chandler

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674029399

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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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.
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Sloan Rules

Alfred P. Sloan and the Triumph of General Motors

Author: David Farber

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226238043

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 292

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The life most famous and influencial CEO of General motors is revealed here, focusing on his tenure betwenn 1923 and 1946 as the leader of the nation's largest auto manufacturer. (Business & Finance)
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Endless Novelty

Specialty Production and American Industrialization, 1865-1925

Author: Philip Scranton

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691186928

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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The Transformation of Corporate Control

Author: Neil Fligstein

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674903593

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 391

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In this book Neil Fligstein takes issue with prevailing theories of the corporation and proposes a radically new view that has important implications for American competitiveness.
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Modern Manors

Welfare Capitalism Since the New Deal

Author: Sanford M. Jacoby

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691015705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 345

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The author "argues that welfare capitalism did not expire during the Depression, as traditionally thought. Rather, it adapted to the challenges of the 1930s and became a powerful, though overlooked, factor in the history of the welfare state, the labor movement, and the corporation."--Jacket.
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Making America Corporate, 1870-1920

Author: Olivier Zunz

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226994604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

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In this groundbreaking study, Oliver Zunz examines how the growth of corporations changed
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Big Business and the Wealth of Nations

Author: Alfred D. Chandler,Franco Amatori,Takashi Hikino

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521663472

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 612

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Written in nontechnical terms, Big Business and the Wealth of Nations explains how the dynamics of big business have influenced national and international economies in the twentieth century. A path-breaking study, it provides the first systematic treatment of big business in advanced, emerging, and centrally planned economies from the late nineteenth century, when big businesses first appeared in American and West European manufacturing, to the present. These essays, written by internationally known historians and economists, help one to understand the essential role and functions of big businesses, past and present.
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The Corporate Reconstruction of American Capitalism, 1890-1916

The Market, the Law, and Politics

Author: Martin J. Sklar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521313827

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 484

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At the turn of the twentieth century American politics underwent a profound change, as both regulatory minimalism and statist command were rejected in favor of positive government engaged in both regulatory and distributive roles. Through a fresh examination of the judicial, legislative, and political aspects of the antitrust debates in the years from 1890-1916, Martin Sklar shows that the arguments did not arise simply because of competition versus combination, but because of the larger question of the proper relations between government and the market and between state and society.
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Empire of Wealth

The Epic History of American Economic Power

Author: John Steele Gordon

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060505127

Category: History

Page: 496

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Throughout time, from ancient Rome to modern Britain, the great empires built and maintained their domination through force of arms and political power. But not the United States. America has dominated the world in a new, peaceful, and pervasive way -- through the continued creation of staggering wealth. In this authoritative, engrossing history, John Steele Gordon captures as never before the true source of our nation's global influence: wealth and the capacity to create more of it. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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A Nation of Steel

The Making of Modern America, 1865-1925

Author: Thomas J. Misa

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801860522

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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"In what will surely become a standard history of steelmaking, Misa integrates that industry's development with the industrial growth of America in the half-century following the Civil War." -- Science, Technology and Society
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Land of Promise

An Economic History of the United States

Author: Michael Lind

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062097725

Category: History

Page: 592

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A sweeping and original work of economic history by Michael Lind, one of America’s leading intellectuals, Land of Promise recounts the epic story of America’s rise to become the world’s dominant economy. As ideological free marketers continue to square off against Keynesians in Congress and the press, economic policy remains at the center of political debate. Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States offers a much-needed historical framework that sheds new light on our past—wisdom that offers lessons essential to our future. Building upon the strength and lucidity of his New York Times Notable Books The Next American Nation and Hamilton’s Republic, Lind delivers a necessary and revelatory examination of the roots of American prosperity—insight that will prove invaluable to anyone interested in exploring how we can move forward.
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The essential Alfred Chandler

essays toward a historical theory of big business

Author: Alfred Dupont Chandler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 538

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