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The essential Alfred Chandler

essays toward a historical theory of big business

by Alfred D. Chandler Jr.

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Published by Harvard Business School Press in Boston, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Big business -- United States -- History,
    • Industrial management -- United States -- History

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited and with an introduction by Thomas K. McCraw.
      ContributionsMcCraw, Thomas K.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD2785 .C4732 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 538 p. :
      Number of Pages538
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1530835M
      ISBN 100875842992
      LC Control Number91008270
      OCLC/WorldCa23220848

      Finance and transportation made it easier for the merchants to specialize in handling one set of products and to carry out tasks from efficiently. Inalong with Stephen Salsbury, he published Pierre S. No longer did storekeepers need to make regular treks—the jobbers came to them. Some felt that, at times, Chandler makes you work harder than some authors writing mysteries today do, feeling that Marlowe makes leaps that are not always obvious.

      Kennedy, Chandler became an officer in the United States Navy during World War II, interpreting aerial reconnaissance photographs of German and Japanese territory taken before, during, and after bombing raids. The national network of sales offices took over from the wholesaler the functions of branding and advertising. Because of this dichotomy, these enterprises ended up pioneering the functions of middle management. In a suit the government brought against the American Sugar Refining Co.

      Chapters summarize the history of railroad management, with stress on innovations not just in technology but also in accounting, finance and statistics. It also motivated sociologists to investigate and critique Chandler's work more closely, turning up instances in which Chandler assumed American corporations acted for reasons of efficiency, when they actually operated in a context of politics or conflict. Before specialization was already appearing in the distribution of goods in large cities. This study is a history, moving chronologically.


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McCraw, who succeeded Chandler as Straus Professor, also caught the essence of a man who was universally regarded not only as a true academic giant but as a true gentleman. This included managerial problems, production methods, and cost accounting methods.

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It came with new technology and expanding markets. One reason for this weakness was that owners still managed. Morgan, trained in the Vanderbilt school, carefully picked experienced, tested career managers as presidents of the roads he reorganized.

Influence[ edit ] Chandler's work was somewhat ignored in history departments, but proved influential in business, economics, and sociology. More Details. And because they owned and personally managed the empire, they felt little need to recruit top management.

Chandler is considered one of the founders of the hard-boiled detective. Wholesaler dominance peaked in the early s. The vessel island hopped through the Antilles, exploring caves that had once been occupied by the pirate Bluebeard, passed through the Panama Canal, and sailed along the route of Charles Darwin to the Galapagos.

Integration by way of merger While some integrated vertically, others did so by merging through horizontal combination, which aimed at maintaining profits by controlling the price and output rather than cost efficiencies. Minimizes handoffs that affect the customer experience. Functional expertise can be directly and immediately applied to needs of program, product or customer issues.

Some readers did not like how dated some of the ideas that are expressed are in the novel, finding that there was a lot of politically uncorrect things in the novel.

The most brilliant industrialists or ruthless robber barons were unable to create giant multinational corporations in the furniture, apparel, leather, or textile industries. In the second part of the 19th century the American domestic market was the largest and fastest growing market in the world.

Biography[ edit ] McCraw was born in Corinth, Mississippi near where his father John, a civil engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority was helping to build a dam. He was educated at Harvard, receiving his B. The way that you organize your company or organization to optimize the pursuit of strategic objectives is an important part of organizational design.The Book’s Reception.

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