Description - Leviathans by Alfred D. Chandler
Leviathans is a ground-breaking exploration of multinational corporations and differs from other books on the subject by offering the reader a totally global perspective of multinationals without portraying them simply as economic entities. Written by experts on various aspects of the history, development, cultural and social implications of the multinational corporation, the book paints a compelling and coherent picture of the way these businesses affect almost all areas of our existence. As we might expect, the multinational company is shown to play a major role in the globalization that is reshaping so much of our lives.
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(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Cambridge University Press
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Author Biography - Alfred D. Chandler
Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. is Isidor Straus Professor of Business History Emeritus and Harvard Business School. He is internationally renowned as one of the most prominent and influential contemporary business historians. His major works, Strategy and Structure (1962), The Visible Hand (1977), and Scale and Scope (1990) have won many prices, including the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes. He is also co-editor, with Franco Amatori and Takashi Hikino, of Big Business and the Wealth of Nations (Cambridge 1997). Bruce Mazlish is Professor of History at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His publication include The Uncertain Sciences (1998), The Fourth Discontinuity: The Co-Evolution of Humans and Machines (1993), A New Science: Breaking the Connections and the Birth of Sociology (1989) and Conceptualizing Global History (1993), which he co-edited with Ralph Buultjens. He has also written numerous articles on globalization.