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Chandler, Alfred D. (Alfred Dupont) 1918-2007

Overview
Works: 217 works in 1,049 publications in 4 languages and 26,187 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Archives  Records and correspondence  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Illustrator, Contributor, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Alfred D Chandler
The visible hand : the managerial revolution in American business by Alfred D Chandler( Book )

79 editions published between 1971 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 for the first time in this pathmarking book. Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. the distinguished historian of business, sets forth the reasons for the dominance of big business in American transportation, communication and the central sectors of production and distribution
Strategy and structure: chapters in the history of the industrial enterprise by Alfred D Chandler( Book )

146 editions published between 1870 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction--Strategy and Structure 1<br>Motives and Methods 1<br>Some General Propositions 7<br>1 Historical Setting 19<br>The Beginnings of Business Administration in the United States 20<br>The Coming of the Integrated, Multidepartmental Enterprise 24<br>Integration via Combination and Consolidation 29<br>Organization Building 36<br>Further Growth--The Coming of the Multidivisional Enterprise 42<br>2 Du Pont--Creating the Autonomous Divisions 52<br>The Centralized Structure 52<br>The Strategy of Consolidation 53<br>Creating the Multidepartmental Structure 57<br>Structural Modifications--1903-1919 62<br>Further Centralization--1919 67<br>The Strategy of Diversification 78<br>Initial Steps Toward Diversification 79<br>Intensified Pressures for Diversification 83<br>The Final Definition of the Strategy of Diversification 88<br>New Structure for the New Strategy 91<br>New Problems Created by New Strategy 92<br>The Problems Analyzed 94<br>A New Structure Proposed and Rejected 96<br>A Compromise Structure Adopted 100<br>Crisis and the Acceptance of the Multidivisional Structure 104<br>3 General Motors--Creating the General Office 114<br>The Durant Strategy 114<br>The Sources of Durant’s Strategy 115<br>The Creation of General Motors 118<br>The Storrow Regime 120<br>Durant’s Return and Renewed Expansion and Integration 122<br>Du Pont Contributions to Durant’s Organization 125<br>The Crisis of 1920 128<br>The Sloan Structure 130<br>The Sources of Sloan’s Structure 130<br>The "Organization Study" 133<br>Minor Modifications 140<br>Putting the New Structure into Operation 142<br>Defining Divisional Boundaries 142<br>The Development of Statistical and Financial Controls 145<br>Defining the Role of the Advisory Staff 153<br>The Role of the Executive Committee 157<br>The Finished Structure 158<br>A Comparison of Organization Building at General Motors and du Pont 161<br>4 Standard Oil Company (New Jersey)--Ad Hoc Reorganization 163<br>Structure and Strategy Before 1925 164<br>The Strategy of Vertical Integration and Continued Expansion 170<br>Vertical Integration and the Creation of New Functional Departments 172<br>Expansion and the Older Departments 175<br>The Growth of Staff Departments 177<br>The Board 181<br>Initial Awareness of Structural Weaknesses 182<br>The Initial Reorganization--1925-1926 185<br>Teagle’s Troubles 186<br>The 1925 "Program" 188<br>The Coordination Department and Committee 189<br>The Budget Department and Committee 193<br>Reorganizing the Marketing Department 196<br>Reorganizing the Manufacturing Department 199<br>The Creation of the Multidivisional, "Decentralized" Structure 205<br>Continuing Difficulties 205<br>The 1927 Changes 208<br>Working Out the New Structure 216<br>Some Final Considerations 221<br>5 Sears, Roebuck and Company--Decentralization, Planned and Unplanned 225<br>Changing Strategy and Structure 225<br>Initial Strategy and Structure 226<br>The New Strategy 233<br>Structural Strains Created by the New Strategy 237<br>Abortive Decentralization 241<br>The Frazer Committee 242<br>The Committee’s Proposals 243<br>Carrying Out the Committee’s Proposals 249<br>Frazer Reviews the New Structure 252<br>Continuing Conflict and Resulting Proposals 253<br>The Territorial Organization Scrapped 260<br>Evolutionary Decentralization 261<br>The Centralized Retail Organization 261<br>Decentralization of the Retail Organization 265<br>The Growth of Local Regional Administrative Units 267<br>The Return to the Territorial Organization 268<br>The Final Structure 276<br>6 Organizational Innovation--A Comparative Analysis 283<br>The Adaptive Response 284<br>Building the Functional Departments 285<br>Building the Central Office 290<br>The Creative Innovation 299<br>The Conditions for Innovation 299<br>The Process of Innovation 303<br>The Significance of the Innovation 309<br>Organizational Innovators 314<br>An Organization Builder’s Personality and Training 315<br>Sources of Information 320<br>7 The Spread of the Multidivisional Structure 324<br>Industries Not Accepting the New Structure 326<br>Copper and Nickel 327<br>Steel 331<br>Aluminum 337<br>Materials 340<br>Industries Partially Accepting the New Structure 342<br>Processors of Agricultural Products 344<br>Rubber 350<br>Petroleum 352<br>Industries Widely Accepting the New Structure 362<br>Electrical and Electronics 363<br>Power Machinery and Automobiles 370<br>Chemicals 374<br>Variations on Structural Change 378<br>The Merchandising Enterprises 378<br>Summary of the Process of Structural Change within the Enterprise 380<br>Conclusion--Chapters in the History of the Great Industrial Enterprise 380<br>The First Chapter--Accumulating Resources 386<br>The Second Chapter--Rationalizing the Use of Resources 387<br>The Third Chapter--Continued Growth 390<br>The Fourth Chapter--Rationalizing the Use of Expanding Resources 393<br>References 397<br>Notes 399<br>Index 455<br>
Scale and scope : the dynamics of industrial capitalism by Alfred D Chandler( Book )

60 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scale and Scope concentrates on patterns of industrial growth and competitiveness in three leading industrial nations -- the United States, Germany, and Great Britain."--Page 2 of cover
The papers of Dwight David Eisenhower by Dwight D Eisenhower( Book )

40 editions published between 1970 and 1989 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Pierre S. Du Pont and the making of the modern corporation by Alfred D Chandler( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This meticulously researched biography of Pierre S. du Pont, head of the Du Pont Company and later General Motors, describes how the Delaware scion took a loosely run, family gunpowder factory and turned it into a giant corporation. Moreover, by astute business management he transformed a faltering General Motors into one of the world's most profitable enterprises. Chandler and Salsbury, who had access to business and personal records rarely available to historians, made the most of them. It is truly one of the finest business histories ever written
Inventing the electronic century : the epic story of the consumer electronics and computer industries by Alfred D Chandler( Book )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
Managerial hierarchies : comparative perspectives on the rise of the modern industrial enterprise by Alfred D Chandler( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaping the industrial century : the remarkable story of the modern chemical and pharmaceutical industries by Alfred D Chandler( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
The essential Alfred Chandler : essays toward a historical theory of big business by Alfred D Chandler( Book )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leviathans : multinational corporations and the new global history( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Leviathans' is a ground-breaking exploration of multinational corporations and differs from other books on the subject by offering the reader a totally global perspective of multinationals without portraying them simply as economic entities
Henry Varnum Poor, business editor, analyst, and reformer by Alfred D Chandler( Book )

14 editions published between 1956 and 1981 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: ChandlerAlfred D.: Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., was Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School
The dynamic firm : the role of technology, strategy, organization and regions by Alfred D Chandler( Book )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text brings together the work and ideas of international scholars working in the field of business strategy, under three main headings - technology, strategy and organization, and regions
The changing economic order; readings in American business and economic history by Alfred D Chandler( Book )

13 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming of managerial capitalism : a casebook on the history of American economic institutions by Alfred D Chandler( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Precursors of modern management by Alfred D Chandler( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stratégies et structures de l'entreprise by Alfred D Chandler( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Management innovation : essays in the spirit of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessing the work, ideas and influence of the doyen of business historians, Alfred Chandler, this book pays particular attention to management innovation, strategy, organization and finance
Alfred D. Chandler : critical evaluations in business and management( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alfred D. Chandler was the founder of modern business history. This two- volume set gathers together the key journal articles and other vital research on Chandler to enable students and scholars to explore fully the impact of his ideas
 
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The visible hand : the managerial revolution in American business
Alternative Names
Alfred Chandler Amerikaans economisch historicus (1918-2007)

Alfred Chandler historien américain

Alfred Chandler storico statunitense

Alfred D. Chandler

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. historiador estadounidense

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. historiador estatunidenc

Alfred D. Chandler junior US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftshistoriker

Alfred D. Chandler mlajši

Alfred D. Chandler storico statunitense

Chandler, A. D. Jr

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챈들러, 알프레드 1918-2007

챈들러, 알프레드 D. 1918-2007

챈들러, 알프레드 듀폰 1918-2007

챈들러, 앨프리드 1918-2007

챈들러, 앨프리드 D., 주니어 1918-2007

챈들러, 앨프리드 듀폰 1918-2007

アルフレッド・チャンドラー

チャンドラー, A. D.

チャンドラ, A. D. , Jr.

チャンドラー, アルフレッド・D. Jr.

チャンドラー, アルフレッド・デュポン

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English (561)

French (32)

Italian (6)

Japanese (4)

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Strategy and structure: chapters in the history of the industrial enterpriseScale and scope : the dynamics of industrial capitalismThe papers of Dwight David EisenhowerPierre S. Du Pont and the making of the modern corporationInventing the electronic century : the epic story of the consumer electronics and computer industriesManagerial hierarchies : comparative perspectives on the rise of the modern industrial enterpriseShaping the industrial century : the remarkable story of the modern chemical and pharmaceutical industriesThe essential Alfred Chandler : essays toward a historical theory of big business