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Management Innovation: Essays in the Spirit of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

William Lazonick and David J. Teece

Abstract

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. was, by general consensus, the pre-eminent business historian of the twentieth century. Through a prodigious body of work, Chandler made the study of the evolution of business enterprise integral to the study of the evolution of economy and society. His work combined detailed historical investigations with grand sociological syntheses. As a result, Chandler's study of the modern business enterprise invited social scientists and business academics as well as historians to contribute to our understanding of a central institution of our time. Chandler revealed how manageri ... More

Keywords: Alfred D. Chandler, business history, evolution of business, modern business enterprise, management innovation, corporate management, managerial activity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199695683
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695683.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William Lazonick, editor
Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell and Director, the UMass Lowell Center for Industrial Competitiveness

David J. Teece, editor
Chaired Professor, Haas Business School, University of California, Berkeley

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