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

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

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by Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
     
 

The dean of business historians continues his masterful chronicle of the transforming revolutions of the twentieth century. He 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… See more details below

Overview

The dean of business historians continues his masterful chronicle of the transforming revolutions of the twentieth century. He 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674017207
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2005
Series:
Harvard Studies in Business History Series, #46
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.68(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

1Differences, concepts, themes, and approach3
2Evolving paths of learning19
3The major American companies41
4The focused American companies83
5The European competitors114
6The American competitors144
7The American comopanies : the prescription path177
8The American companies : the over-the-counter path213
9The American and European competitors230
10Commercializing biotechnology260

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