Inventing the Electronic Century
The Epic Story of the Consumer Electronics and Computer Industries
By (author) Alfred Dupont Chandler
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Inventing the Electronic Century by Alfred Dupont Chandler
Book DescriptionConsumer electronics and computers redefined life and work in the twentieth century. In Inventing the Electronic Century, Pulitzer Prize-winning business historian Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. traces their origins and worldwide development. From electronics prime mover RCA in the 1920s to Sony and Matsushita's dramatic rise in the 1970s; from IBM's dominance in computer technology in the 1950s to Microsoft's stunning example of the creation of competitive advantage, this masterful analysis is essential reading for every manager and student of technology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674018051
(235mm x 155mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 6-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alfred Dupont Chandler
Shaping the Industrial Century, Paperback (April 2009)
Argues that only with consistent attention to research and development and an emphasis on long-term corporate strategies could firms remain successful over time. This work details these processes for various major chemical and pharmaceutical firms, demonstrating why some companies forged ahead while others failed.
Big Business and the Wealth of Nations, Paperback (October 1999)
Written in non-technical terms, this book explains how the dynamics of big business have influenced national and international economies.
Dynamic Firm, Paperback (September 1999)» View all books by Alfred Dupont Chandler
Presenting thinking on contemporary issues in business strategy, globalization, and technology management, this title brings together well-known international experts in the fields of technology, strategy and organization and international business.
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Author Biography - Alfred Dupont Chandler
Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., was Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School.
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