Normal view MARC view

The Visible hand: the managerial revolution in American business

Author: Chandler, Alfred Dupont Publisher: Belknap Press, 1977.Language: EnglishDescription: 608 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0674940520 ; 0674940512Type of document: BookNote: Doriot and Tanoto: for 2016-2017 coursesBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index List(s) this item appears in: Textbooks for Introduction to Organization Theory / Kaisa Snellman / PhD courses 2016-2017
Tags: No tags from this library for this title. Add tag(s)
Log in to add tags.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due
Book Doriot Library
Main Collection
Print HD28.33 .U7 C43 1977
(Browse shelf)
001367019
Available
Book Doriot Library
Main Collection
HD28.33 .U7 C43 1977
(Browse shelf)
001366890
Available
Book Doriot Library
Main Collection
HD28.33 .U7 C43 1977
(Browse shelf)
001366883
Available
Book Doriot Library
Main Collection
Print HD28.33 .U7 C43 1977
(Browse shelf)
000061550
Available

Doriot and Tanoto: for 2016-2017 courses

Includes bibliographical references and index

Digitized

Contents INTRODUCTION: The Visible Hand Modern Business Enterprise Defined Some General Propositions 6 I I PART 1 The Traditional Processes of I3 Production and Distribution The Traditional Enterprise in Commerce 15 Institutional Specialization and Market Coordination 15 The General Merchant of the Colonial World 17 Specialization in Commerce 19 Specialization in Finance and Transportation 28 Managing the Specialized Enterprise in Commerce 36 Managing the Specialized Enterprise in Finance and Transportation 40 Technological Limits to Institutional Change in Commerce 48 The Traditional Enterprise in Production 50 Technological Limits to Institutional Change in Production 50 The Expansion of Prefactory Production, 1790-1840 5 I Managing Traditional Production 62 The Plantation-an Ancient Form of Large-Scale Production 64 The Integrated Textile Mill-a New Form of Large-Scale Production 67 ix x Contents The Springfield Armory-Another Prototype of the Modern Factory 72 Lifting Technological Constraints 75 PART II The Revolution in Transportation and Communication 79 3 The Railroads: The First Modern Business Enterprises, 1850s-1860s 81 Innovation in Technology and Organization 8 I The Impact of the Railroads on Construction and Finance Structural Innovation 94 Accounting and Statistical Innovation 109 89 New Patterns of Interfirm Relationships 122 Cooperation to Expand Through Traffic I 24 Cooperation to Control Competition 13 3 The Great Cartels 137 The Managerial Role 143 5 System-Building, I 880s- 1900s I 45 Top Management Decision Making 145 Building the First Systems 148 System-Building in the 1880s 159 Reorganization and Rationalization in the I 890s I 7 I Structures for the New Systems 175 The Bureaucratization of Railroad Administration 185 6 Completing the Infrastructure I 88 188 Other Transportation and Communication Enterprises Transportation: Steamship Lines and Urban Traction Systems I 89 Communication: The Postal Service, Telegraph, and Telephone 195 The Organizational Response 203 Contents [ xi PART III The Revolution in Distribution and Production 207 Mass Distribution 209 The Basic Transformation 209 The Modern Commodity Dealer 209 The Wholesale Jobber 215 The Mass Retailer 224 The Department Store 225 The Mail-Order House 230 The Chain Store 2 3 3 The Economies of Speed 235 8 Mass Production 240 The Basic Transformation 240 Expansion of the Factory System 244 The Mechanical Industries 249 The Refining and Distilling Industries 253 The Metal-Making Industries 258 The Metal-Working Industries 269 The Beginnings of Scientific Management 272 The Economies of Speed 281 The Integration of Mass Production PART IV with Mass Distribution 285 9 The Corning of the Modern Industrial Corporation 287 Reasons for Integration 287 Integration by Users of Continuous-Process Technology 289 Integration by Processors of Perishable Products 299 Intergration by Machinery Makers Requiring Specialized Marketing Services 302 The Followers 3 I 2 xii IO contents Integration by the Way of Merger 3I5 Combination and Consolidation 3 I 5 The Mergers of the 1880s 320 Mergers, 1890-1903 331 The Success and Failure of Mergers 337 II Integration Completed 3 4 5 An OVerview: 1900-1917 345 Growth by Vertical Integration-a Description 348 Food and Tobacco 348 Oil and Rubber 350 Chemicals, Paper, and Glass 353 The Metal Fabricators 356 The Machinery Makers 357 Primary Metals 359 Growth by Vertical Integration--an Analysis 363 The Importance of the Market 364 Integration and Concentration 365 The Rise of Multinational Enterprise 368 Integration and the Structure of the American Economy Determinants of Size and Concentration 372 370 The Management and Growth PART V of Modern Industrial Enterprise 377 I2 Middle Management: Function and Structure 38 I The Entrepreneurial Enterprise 38 I American Tobacco: Managing Mass Production and Distribution of Packaged Products 382 Armour: Managing the Production and Distribution of Perishable Products 39 I Singer and McCormick: Making and Marketing Machinery 402 The Beginnings of Middle Management in American Industry 411 `3 Top Management: Function and Structure The Managerial Enterprise 415 415 Contents Standard Oil Trust 418 General Electric Company 426 United States Rubber Company 433 E. I. Du Pont de Nemours Powder Company 438 The Growing Supremacy of Managerial Enterprise xiii ... 450 `4 The Maturing of Modern Business Enterprise 45 5 Perfecting the Structure 456 The Professionalization of Management 464 Growth of Modern Business Enterprise Between the Wars Modern Business Enterprise Since 1941 476 The Dominance of Modern Business Enterprise 482 469 The Managerial Revolution CONCLUSION: in American Business 484 General Patterns of Institutional Growth 484 The Ascendancy of the Manager 490 The United States: Seed-Bed of Managerial Capitalism 498 Appendixes 503 Notes 515 I n d e x 587

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.
Koha 3.18 - INSEAD Library Catalogue
Library Home | Contact Us | What's Koha?