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The visible hand : the managerial revolution in American business

Author: Alfred D Chandler
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press, 1977.
Series: ACLS Humanities e-book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred D Chandler
ISBN: 0674940512 9780674940512 0674940520 9780674940529
OCLC Number: 2818688
Awards: Bancroft Prize, 1978.
Pulitzer Prize, History, 1978.
Description: xvi, 608 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The traditional processes of production and distribution --Pt. 2. The revolution in transportation and communication --Pt. 3. The revolution in distribution and production --Pt. 4. The integration of mass production with mass distribution --Pt. 5. The management and growth of modern industrial enterprise.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities e-book.
Responsibility: Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

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The role of large-scale business enterprise-big business and its managers-during the formative years of modern capitalism (1850s-1920s) is delineated in this pathmarking book. Alfred Chandler, Jr.  Read more...

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