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McCraw, Thomas K.

Works: 50 works in 214 publications in 5 languages and 10,985 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Originator
Classifications: HD3616.U46, B
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Most widely held works about Thomas K McCraw
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Most widely held works by Thomas K McCraw
Prophet of innovation : Joseph Schumpeter and creative destruction by Thomas K McCraw( )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Pan Am, Gimbel's, Pullman, Douglas Aircraft, Digital Equipment Corporation, British Leyland - all once as strong as dinosaurs, all now just as extinct. Destruction of businesses, fortunes, products, and careers is the price of progress toward a better material life. No one understood this bedrock economic principle better than Joseph A. Schumpeter. "Creative destruction," he said, is the driving force of capitalism." "Described by John Kenneth Galbraith as "the most sophisticated conservative" of the twentieth century, Schumpeter made his mark as the prophet of incessant change. His vision was stark: Nearly all businesses fail, victims of innovation by their competitors. Businesspeople ignore this lesson at their peril - to survive, they must be entrepreneurial and think strategically. Yet in Schumpeter's view, the general prosperity produced by the "capitalist engine" far outweighs the wreckage it leaves behind." "During a tumultuous life spanning two world wars, the Great Depression, and the early Cold War, Schumpeter reinvented himself many times. From boy wonder in turn-of-the-century Vienna to captivating Harvard professor, he was stalked by tragedy and haunted by the specter of his rival, John Maynard Keynes. By 1983 - the centennial of the birth of both men - Forbes christened Schumpeter, not Keynes, the best navigator through the turbulent seas of globalization. Time has proved that assessment accurate." "Prophet of Innovation is also the private story of a man rescued repeatedly by women who loved him and put his well-being above their own. Without them, he would likely have perished, so fierce were the conflicts between his reason and his emotions. Drawing on all of Schumpeter's writings, including many intimate diaries and letters never before used, this biography paints the full portrait of a magnetic figure who aspired to become the world's greatest economist, lover, and horseman - and admitted to failure only with the horses."--BOOK JACKET
The founders and finance : how Hamilton, Gallatin, and other immigrants forged a new economy by Thomas K McCraw( Book )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 1776 the United States government started out on a shoestring and quickly went bankrupt fighting its War of Independence against Britain. At the war's end, the national government owed tremendous sums to foreign creditors and its own citizens. But lacking the power to tax, it had no means to repay them. The Founders and Finance is the first book to tell the story of how foreign-born financial specialists--immigrants--solved the fiscal crisis and set the United States on a path to long-term economic success. Pulitzer Prize--winning author Thomas K. McCraw analyzes the skills and worldliness of Alexander Hamilton (from the Danish Virgin Islands), Albert Gallatin (from the Republic of Geneva), and other immigrant founders who guided the nation to prosperity. Their expertise with liquid capital far exceeded that of native-born plantation owners Washington, Jefferson, and Madison, who well understood the management of land and slaves but had only a vague knowledge of financial instruments--currencies, stocks, and bonds. The very rootlessness of America's immigrant leaders gave them a better understanding of money, credit, and banks, and the way each could be made to serve the public good. The remarkable financial innovations designed by Hamilton, Gallatin, and other immigrants enabled the United States to control its debts, to pay for the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, and--barely--to fight the War of 1812, which preserved the nation's hard-won independence from Britain."--Jacket
Prophets of regulation : Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, James M. Landis, Alfred E. Kahn by Thomas K McCraw( Book )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four barons of regulation, the complex relationship between business and government, are profiled with insight toward their individual influence on their agencies. Analyzing these men as "independent social force[s]" questions the validity of personal regulatory failure versus institutional regulatory failure, and why regulation is still an active part of government today
Regulation in perspective : historical essays ( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America versus Japan ( Book )
19 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essential Alfred Chandler : essays toward a historical theory of big business by Alfred D Chandler( Book )
20 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Creating modern capitalism : how entrepreneurs, companies, and countries triumphed in three industrial revolutions by Thomas K McCraw( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Portuguese and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American business, 1920-2000 : how it worked by Thomas K McCraw( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
TVA and the power fight, 1933-1939 by Thomas K McCraw( Book )
10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Morgan vs. Lilienthal: the feud within the TVA by Thomas K McCraw( Book )
5 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and German and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The intellectual venture capitalist : John H. McArthur and the work of the Harvard Business School, 1980-1995 ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It might seem surprising to find the term "venture capitalist" linked to the work of John McArthur, a longtime academic and the dean of the Harvard Business School from 1980 to 1995. Yet, much like a venture capitalist, McArthur astutely invested in other people's ideas - perhaps most significantly when their ideas challenged tradition and accepted practice. The Intellectual Venture Capitalist celebrates McArthur's enormous contribution to the Harvard Business School, with essays from many of the School's most renowned professors, who pay tribute to his continuing influence on their careers and the work of the School."--Jacket
American business since 1920 : how it worked by Thomas K McCraw( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's safe to say that since the first appearance of Thomas McCraw's contribution to Harlan Davidson's "American History Series" in 2000, American business has taken some of the most dramatic, perhaps most incredible, turns in its history. Far more than an update, this edition of one of the most popular texts has been carefully revised and reorganised not only to include necessary new coverage but to present more fully and forcefully the book's central argument and major themes, making this new edition even more teachable for instructors and accessible to student readers. Unique in the market for its breadth of coverage and depth of analysis, this new edition of the uncommonly readable book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas K McCraw will continue as a classic supplementary text in a variety of undergraduate as well as graduate courses and seminars. Featuring three banks of striking photographs and a completely up-to-date bibliographic essay, this compact, enjoyable work will be highly appreciated by all students of U.S. business history and the art of administration
Management : past and present : a casebook on the history of American business by Alfred D Chandler( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joseph A. Schumpeter : Eine Biografie by Thomas K McCraw( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mit 26 Jahren war Joseph A. Schumpeter jüngster Professor Österreichs, zwei Jahre später wurde er mit seiner Theorie der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung über Nacht weltberühmt. Dann war er Finanzminister - und Bankrotteur. Schumpeters Leben ist gezeichnet von tief tragischen Ereignissen. Während sein gleichaltriger Rivale John M. Keynes schon zu Lebzeiten größten Ruhm erlangt, stirbt Schumpeter 1950 in dem fatalen Glauben, sein Lebenswerk würde niemanden interessieren. Die Biografie von Thomas K. McCraw beweist das Gegenteil: ein Unzeitiger triumphiert doch noch
Encyclopedia of the United States in the twentieth century ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays collected in six parts: the American people; politics; global America; science, technology, and medicine; the economy; and culture
Guan li xue li shi yu xian zhuang by Alfred D Chandler( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shunpētā den : Kakushin ni yoru keizai hatten no yogensha no shōgai by Thomas K McCraw( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regulation in perspective ( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regulations in perspective : historical essays ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regulation in America: a review article by Thomas K McCraw( )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Mac Craw Thomas K.
Mac Craw, Thomas K. 1940-
Mac Craw, Thomas K. 1940-2012
MacCraw Thomas K.
MacCraw, Thomas K. 1940-
Mc Craw Thomas K.
Mc Craw, Thomas K. 1940-
Mc Craw, Thomas K. 1940-2012
McCraw, Thomas K.
McCraw, Thomas K. 1940-2012
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English (166)
Japanese (5)
German (3)
Chinese (2)
Portuguese (1)