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The work of Alfred D. Chandler Jr. His considerable corpus of work Chandler , , , ; Chandler and Daems ; Chandler and Hikino can claim foundational relevance to at least two separate subfields of the management studies discipline — strategic management Mintzberg ; Mintzberg et al. The role of this section of the book is to explore the development of management theory and practice between c. Many social scientists and perhaps some who would not consider themselves social scientists continue to acknowledge his work, at least in a superficial sense — according to Google Scholar, at the time of writing Strategy and Structure has well over 20, citations, The Visible Hand more than 9, and Scale and Scope more than 7, though perhaps fewer today are intimately familiar with its contents.
In , John D. His aim was not monopoly. Thanks to economies of scale, the unit cost per gallon dropped from 2. Alizarin, a new, manmade red dye widely used in yarns, fabrics, and leather products, is representative. When the German companies began producing the dye, its price was close to marks per kilo. By , the price per kilo had dropped to 23 marks, and by , it had fallen even further, to 9 marks. By the end of the s, the large German plants were producing more than different dyes and pharmaceuticals at unit costs far below those of smaller competitors.
David J. Alfred D. Chandler's scholarship on the large industrial enterprise has deepened understanding of economic development, and helped establish the field of strategic management research. This article also looks at recent developments in industrial organization that are less well explained and appreciated in the Chandler framework. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.
This paper aims to present Alfred Chandler's works as one of the main authors to face the business and society field. It synthesizes his conceptual achievements though national capitalisms that he has identified. Alfred Chandler's works are summarized analytically. His historic comparative method pinpointed different types of capitalism through managerial hierarchy that enabled firms. National leaders were grounded in their society, and Chandler's works explain economic dominance of big business by organization form they developed. Over his intellectual career, Alfred Chandler has conceptualized different types of capitalism related to national business history: the process of visible hands internalization, managerial hierarchy, organizational capability and path of learning; that reflect, respectively, USA, British, German and Japanese type of capitalism according to their own business history. History, society matters, due to Alfred Chandler's considerable influence could open alternative and valuable ways for management and economic studies.
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Alfred DuPont Chandler Jr. September 15, — May 9, was a professor of business history at Harvard Business School and Johns Hopkins University , who wrote extensively about the scale and the management structures of modern corporations. His works redefined business and economic history of industrialization. He has been called "the doyen of American business historians". Chandler was the great-grandson of Henry Varnum Poor. He taught at M.
Alfred D. Chandler Jr. His work is legendary , but so too was his influence at Harvard Business School. We asked colleagues in the School's Business History Group to reflect on Chandler's legacy and to share personal memories. To listen to this interview with professor Richard Tedlow , click on the triangular play button below.