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    Shaping the Industrial Century: The Remarkable Story of the Evolution of the Modern Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries (Harvard Studies in Business History) (Paperback) By (author) Alfred D. Chandler

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    DescriptionThe dean of business historians continues his masterful chronicle of the transforming revolutions of the twentieth century begun in "Inventing the Electronic Century". Alfred Chandler 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.


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    Title
    Shaping the Industrial Century
    Subtitle
    The Remarkable Story of the Evolution of the Modern Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alfred D. Chandler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674032217
    ISBN 10: 0674032217
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: KNDC
    Abridged Dewey: 330
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Libri: I-BE
    BIC subject category V2: HBTK
    LC classification: HB
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: KNDP
    BISAC V2.8: BUS023000, HIS037030, BUS070000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH
    DC22: 338.47660097, 338.476600973
    Thema V1.0: KND, NHTK
    Illustrations note
    7 tables, 3 charts
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    15 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Author Information
    Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., was Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School and the author of several books, including The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business (Harvard).
    Review quote
    "Chandler does a remarkable job of covering the development of two industries that changed the world in the twentieth century." - John Emsley, Times Higher Education Supplement "A dynamic demonstration of how strategy takes precedence over structure in determining the ongoing success or failure of an industry that has reached its mature phase." - John K. Smith, Jr., Business History Review"
    Table of contents
    Preface Acknowledgments Part I. Overview 1. Differences, Concepts, Themes, and Approach 2. Evolving Paths of Learning Part II. The Chemical Industry 3. The Major American Companies 4. The Focused American Companies 5. The European Competitors 6. The American Competitors Part III. The Pharmaceutical Industry 7. The American Companies: The Prescription Path 8. The American Companies: The Over-the-Counter Path 9. The American and European Competitors 10. Commercializing Biotechnology Part IV. Paths of Learning 11. The Three Revolutions: Industrial, Information, and Biotechnology Notes Index