Strategy followed Structure or was it the other way round He says it concisely, structure follows strategy. The short and sweet I didn t like this book But I think if I had grown up in a different generation that didn t just witness the largest global financial meltdown in history, I might have actually enjoyed what it had to say. It Is Impossible In A Bare Outline To Do Anything Like Justice To The Subtlety If Also, Sometimes, The Prolixity Of The Argument And To The Wealth Of Telling Instances With Which It Is Illustrated The Argument Is Not Dogmatic Or Rigid And Allows Plenty Of Room For Deviations, Variants, And Exceptions There Is No Doubt That This Is A Book Of First Class Importancesignificant, Not Only For Its Substantive Conclusions, Original Though These Are, But As An Example Of The Way In Which Fruitful Relations Can Be Established Between Economic And Business History Journal Of Economic History This Book Shows How The Seventy Largest Corporations In America Have Dealt With A Single Economic Problem The Effective Administration Of An Expanding Business The Author Summarizes The History Of The Expansion Of The Nation S Largest Industries During The Past Hundred Years And Then Examines In Depth The Modern Decentralized Corporate Structure As It Was Developed Independently By Four Companies Du Pont, General Motors, Standard Oil New Jersey , And Sears, Roebuck ThisReprint Includes A New Introduction By The Author
Alfred DuPont Chandler, Jr September 15, 1918 May 9, 2007 was a professor of business history at Harvard Business School and Johns Hopkins University, who wrote extensively about the scale and the management structures of modern corporations His works redefined business and economic history of industrialization Chandler has been called the Herodotus of business history.
- Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the History of the American Industrial Enterprise
- Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
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