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Shaping the Industrial Century The Remarkable Story of the Evolution of the Modern Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries by Alfred Dupont, Jr. Chandler
  

Shaping the Industrial Century The Remarkable Story of the Evolution of the Modern Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries

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Synopsis

Shaping the Industrial Century The Remarkable Story of the Evolution of the Modern Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries by Alfred Dupont, Jr. Chandler

The dean of business historians continues his masterful chronicle of the transforming revolutions of the twentieth century begun in Inventing the Electronic Century . 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.

Reviews

Chandler does a remarkable job of covering the development of two industries that changed the world in the twentieth century. - John Emsley, Times Higher Education Supplement A dynamic demonstration of how strategy takes precedence over structure in determining the ongoing success or failure of an industry that has reached its mature phase. - John K. Smith, Jr., Business History Review


About the Author

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., was Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School and the author of several books, including The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business (Harvard).

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2009

Author

Alfred Dupont, Jr. Chandler

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Publisher

Harvard University Press

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Industrialisation & industrial history
Chemical industries
Pharmaceutical industries

ISBN

9780674032217

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