ISBN-10:
0674789954
ISBN-13:
9780674789951
Pub. Date:
03/15/1994
Publisher:
Harvard
Scale and Scope: The Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism / Edition 1

Scale and Scope: The Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism / Edition 1

by Alfred D. Chandler Jr.Alfred D. Chandler Jr.

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Overview

Scale and Scope is Alfred Chandler’s first major work since his Pulitzer Prize–winning The Visible Hand. Representing ten years of research into the history of the managerial business system, this book concentrates on patterns of growth and competitiveness in the United States, Germany, and Great Britain, tracing the evolution of large firms into multinational giants and orienting the late twentieth century’s most important developments.

This edition includes the entire hardcover edition with the exception of the Appendix Tables.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674789951
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 03/15/1994
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 780
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., was Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School.

Table of Contents

PART I

Introduction: Scale and Scope

1. The Modem Industrial Enterprise

2. Scale, Scope, and Organizational Capabilities

The New Institution

Historical Attributes

Economies of Scale and Scope in Production

Economies of Scale and Scope in Distribution

Building the Integrative Hierarchy

First-Mover Advantages and Oligopolistic Competition

Continuing Growth of the Modern Enterprise

Horizontal and Vertical Combination

Geographical Expansion and Product Diversification

The Modern Enterprise in Labor-Intensive Industries

PART II

The United States: Competitive Managerial Capitalism

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