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

The Visible Hand

Author: Alfred D. Chandler Jr.

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674417682

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 624

View: 5958

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.

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

View: 7734


Shaping the Industrial Century

The Remarkable Story of the Evolution of the Modern Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries

Author: Alfred Dupont Chandler

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674029372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 4153

The dean of business historians continues his masterful chronicle of the transforming revolutions of the twentieth century. He 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.

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.

The Triumph of Capitalism

Author: Robert A. Degen

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412809851

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

View: 7154

Today there is widespread recognition that capitalism is the socioeconomic system of choice. This volume, perhaps the best single-volume assessment of this economic model and how it emerged, contributes to the understanding of the historic role of capitalism. After reviewing the gestation of the system, it explains the emergence of full-blown capitalism in the eighteenth century, taking it into the nineteenth and its link to the industrial revolution. The primary focus, however, is on the twentieth century, in which capitalism faced and met challenges due to world wars and depression with the aid of interventionist policies, notably Keynesian economics and the welfare state. But the failure of the postwar policy consensus to cope with the twin problems of inflation and slow economic growth led to a resurgence of greater reliance on unalloyed capitalism. Capitalist values so permeate modern culture in America that to question them seems like heresy. In 1989, the economist Robert L. Heilbroner, who had been a perceptive student of capitalism and socialism for decades, proclaimed "The Triumph of Capitalism," arguing that the contest of economic systems was over and the victory of capitalism was unambiguous. Fifteen years later, C. Fred Bergsten, Director of the Institute for International Economics, reinforced this view: "The U.S. model of capitalism and globalization dominates thinking around the world." Writer Russell Baker, dismayed by perceived degrading effects of market-obsessed management on journalism, observed that "belief in the virtue of maximized profits has acquired something like sanctity in American life." An appreciation of economic and social history, and the accompanying clash of ideas, is helpful in providing a context in which ongoing challenges may be evaluated. It is important to know that what is understood to be capitalism has changed significantly over time. The purpose of this book is to provide such context. Written by an economist, but accessible to a general public, this book is a wide-ranging assessment of today's dominant economic system and its historical development.

The Transformation of Corporate Control

Author: Neil Fligstein

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674903593

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 391

View: 6523

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.

Strategy and Structure

Chapters in the History of the Industrial Enterprise

Author: Alfred Dupont Chandler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780262270151

Category: Corporations

Page: 463

View: 5991


Endless Novelty

Specialty Production and American Industrialization, 1865-1925

Author: Philip Scranton

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691186928

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 3145


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

View: 8064

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)

Modern Manors

Welfare Capitalism since the New Deal

Author: Sanford M. Jacoby

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400822393

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 8400

In light of recent trends of corporate downsizing and debates over corporate responsibility, Sanford Jacoby offers a timely, comprehensive history of twentieth-century welfare capitalism, that is, the history of nonunion corporations that looked after the economic security of employees. Building on three fascinating case studies of "modern manors" (Eastman Kodak, Sears, and TRW), Jacoby 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. "Fringe" benefits, new forms of employee participation, and sophisticated anti-union policies are just some of the outgrowths of welfare capitalism that provided a model for contemporary employers seeking to create productive nonunion workplaces. Although employer paternalism has faltered in recent years, many Americans still look to corporations, rather than to unions or government, to meet their needs. Jacoby explains why there remains widespread support for the notion that corporations should be the keystone of economic security in American society and offers a perspective on recent business trends. Based on extensive research, Modern Manors greatly advances the study of corporate and union power in the twentieth century.


Multinational Corporations and the New Global History

Author: Alfred D. Chandler,Bruce Mazlish

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521840619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 4721

A ground-breaking 2005 exploration of multinational corporations that differs from other books on the subject by offering the reader a totally global perspective of multinationals without portraying them simply as economic entities. Written by experts on various aspects of the history, development, cultural and social implications of the multinational corporation, the book paints a compelling and coherent picture of the way these businesses affect almost all areas of our existence. As we might expect, the multinational company is shown to play a major role in the globalization that is reshaping so much of our lives.

Making America Corporate, 1870-1920

Author: Olivier Zunz

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226994604

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 267

View: 3071

In this groundbreaking study, Oliver Zunz examines how the growth of corporations changed

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

View: 5625

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.

Land of Promise

An Economic History of the United States

Author: Michael Lind

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062097725

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 6400

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.

The Coming of Managerial Capitalism

A Casebook on the History of American Economic Institutions

Author: Alfred Dupont Chandler,Richard S. Tedlow

Publisher: Richard d Irwin


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 877

View: 6231


The Conversational Firm

Rethinking Bureaucracy in the Age of Social Media

Author: Catherine J. Turco

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231541953

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 5441

A fast-growing social media marketing company, TechCo encourages all of its employees to speak up. By promoting open dialogue across the corporate hierarchy, the firm has fostered a uniquely engaged workforce and an enviable capacity for change. Yet the path hasn't always been easy. TechCo has confronted a number of challenges, and its experience reveals the essential elements of bureaucracy that remain even when a firm sets out to discard them. Through it all, TechCo serves as a powerful new model for how firms can navigate today's rapidly changing technological and cultural climate. Catherine J. Turco was embedded within TechCo for ten months. The Conversational Firm is her ethnographic analysis of what worked at the company and what didn't. She offers multiple lessons for anyone curious about the effect of social media on the corporate environment and adds depth to debates over the new generation of employees reared on social media: Millennials who carry their technological habits and expectations into the workplace. Marshaling insights from cultural and economic sociology, organizational theory, economics, technology studies, and anthropology, The Conversational Firm offers a nuanced analysis of corporate communication, control, and culture in the social media age.