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Alfred D. Chandler: Critical Evaluation

Edited by John C Wood, Michael C Wood

Routledge – 2008 – 800 pages

Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

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Alfred D. Chandler (1918–2007) was the founder of modern business history. He was a critical early influence on strategic management and is famous for the dictum that ‘structure follows strategy’. This two-volume collection, a new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Evaluations in Business and Management, gathers together the key journal articles and other vital research on Chandler to enable students and scholars to explore fully the impact of his ideas.

Together with an extensive annotated bibliography and a full index, the collection has a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editors, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. It is an essential work of reference and will be valued by scholars and students of business and management as a vital one-stop research and pedagogic resource.

Contents

Volume I

Introduction

1. E. Abe, ‘The Development of Modern Business in Japan’, Business History Review, 71, 2, 1997, pp. 299–308.

2. C. A. Bartlett and S. Ghoshal, ‘Global Strategic Management: Impact on the New Frontiers of Strategy Research’, Strategic Management Journal, 12 (special issue on global strategy), 1991, pp. 5–26.

3. S. Bruchley, ‘An Approach to the Teaching and Writing of American Business History’, Business History Review, 33, 1959, pp. 210–12.

4. N. Chandar, ‘Information, Institutions and Agency: The Crisis of Railroad Finance in the 1890s and the Evolution of Corporate Oversight Capabilities’, Accounting History, 10, 2, 2005, pp. 7–33.

5. A. D. Chandler, Jr., ‘The Emergence of Managerial Capitalism’, Business History Review, 58, 4, 1984, pp. 473–503.

6. A. D. Chandler, Jr., ‘The Enduring Logic of Industrial Success’, Harvard Business Review, 90, 2, 1990, pp. 130–40.

7. A. D. Chandler, Jr., ‘Response to the Contributors to the Review Colloquium on Scale and Scope’, Business History Review, 64, 4, 1990, pp. 736–58.

8. R. Church, ‘The Limitations of the Personal Capitalism Paradigm’, Business History Review, 64, 4, 1990, pp. 703–10.

9. A. Cole, ‘Aggregative Business History’, Business History Review, 39, 1965, pp. 287–300.

10. R. Du Boff and E. Herman, ‘Alfred Chandler’s New Business History: A Review’, Politics and Society, 10, 1980, pp. 87–110.

11. N. Fligstein, ‘The Organizational Sociology of Scale and Scope’, Business History Review, 64, 4, 1990, pp. 730–5.

12. G. S. Gibb et al., ‘Recent Developments in American Business and Their Conceptualization: A Discussion of the Chandler-Redlich Article’, Business History Review, XXXV, 3, 1961, pp. 429–44.

13. G. Hofstede, ‘Motivation, Leadership, and Organization: Do American Theories Apply Abroad?’, Organizational Dynamics, 9, 1, 1980, pp. 42–63.

14. K. Hoskin, ‘Examining Accounts and Accounting for Management: Inverting Understandings of "the Economic"’, in A. McKinlay and K. Starkey (eds.), Foucault, Management and Organization Theory (London: Sage Publications, 1998), pp. 93–110.

15. T. Hughes, ‘From Firm to Networked Systems’, Business History Review, 79, 3, 2005, pp. 587–93.

16. R. J. John, ‘Elaborations, Revisions, Dissents: Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.’s, The Visible Hand After Twenty Years’, Business History Review, 71, 2, 1997, pp. 151–200.

17. A. M. Johnson, ‘Conference on the History of American Business: A Summary Report’, Business History Review, 33, 1959, pp. 204–10.

18. C. J. Kennedy, ‘Blending Business History and Economic History’, Business History Review, 33, 1959, pp. 214–15.

19. T. Kikkawa, ‘Toward the Rebirth of the Japanese Economy and its Corporate System’, Japan Forum, 17, 1, 2005, pp. 87–106.

20. J. Kocka, ‘Germany: Cooperation and Competition’, Business History Review, 64, 4, 1990, pp. 711–16.

21. R. F. Kuisel, ‘Business History in France’, Business and Economic History, 7, 1978, pp. 71–82.

22. N. R. Lamoreaux, ‘Martin Sklar’s The Corporate Reconstruction of American Capitalism: An Economic Historian’s Perspective’, Business and Economic History, 21 (2nd ser.), 1992, pp. 36–9.

23. N. R. Lamoreaux, ‘Constructing Firms: Partnerships and Alternative Contractual Arrangements in Early Nineteenth-Century American Business’, Business and Economic History, 24 (2nd ser.), 2, 1995, pp. 43–71.

Volume II

24. N. R. Lamoreaux, D. M. G. Raff, and P. Temin, ‘Beyond Markets and Hierarchies: Toward a New Synthesis of American Business History’, American Historical Review, 108, 2003, pp. 404–33.

25. N. R. Lamoreaux, D. M. G. Raff, and P. Temin, ‘Against Whig History’, Enterprise and Society, 5, 3, 2004, pp. 376–87.

26. R. N. Langlois, ‘The Vanishing Hand: The Changing Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism’, Industrial and Corporate Change, 12, 2003, pp. 351–85.

27. R. N. Langlois and N. J. Foss, ‘Capabilities and Governance: The Rebirth of Production in the Theory of Economic Organization’, Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics, Working Paper 97, 2 (Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School, 1997), pp. 1–40.

28. K. Lipartito, ‘Culture and the Practice of Business History’, Business and Economic History, 24, 2, 1995, pp. 1–41.

29. C. S. Maier, ‘Accounting for the Achievements of Capitalism: Alfred Chandler’s Business History’, Journal of Modern History, 65, 1993, pp. 771–82.

30. T. K. McCraw, ‘The Challenge of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.: Retrospect and Prospect’, Reviews in American History, 15, 1, 1987, pp. 160–78.

31. A. McKinlay and K. Starkey, ‘Managing Foucault: Foucault, Management and Organization’, in A. McKinlay and K. Starkey (eds.), Foucault, Management and Organization Theory (London: Sage Publications, 1998), pp. 1–13.

32. R. R. Nelson, ‘Why Do Firms Differ, and How Does it Matter?’, Strategic Management Journal, 12, 1991, pp. 61–74.

33. T. Okazaki, ‘Determinants and Effects of Employing Professional Corporate Executives: A Case of Cotton Spinning Companies in Pre-War Japan’ (CIRJE-J-107, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2005).

34. P. L. Payne, ‘The Emergence of the Large-Scale Company in Great Britain, 1870–1914’, Economic History Review, 20, 3, 1967, pp. 519–42.

35. J. Rees, ‘Managing the Mills: Labor Policy in the American Steel Industry, 1892–1937’, Business and Economic History, 27, 1, 1998, pp. 23–8.

36. C. F. Sabel and J. Zeitlin, ‘Neither Modularity nor Relational Contracting: Inter-Firm Collaboration in the New Economy’, Enterprise and Society, 5, 3, 2004, pp. 388–403.

37. D. B. Sicilia, ‘Cochran’s Legacy: A Cultural Path Not Taken’, Business and Economic History, 24, 1: 27–39.

38. B. E. Supple, ‘Scale and Scope: Alfred Chandler and the Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism’, Economic History Review, 44, 3, pp. 500–14.

39. D. J. Teece, ‘Contributions and Impediments of Economic Analysis to the Study of Strategic Management’, in J. W. Frederickson (ed.), Perspectives on Strategic Management (New York: Harper Business, 1990), pp. 39–80.

40. D. J. Teece, ‘The Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism: Perspectives on Alfred Chandler’s Scale and Scope’, Journal of Economic Literature, 31, 1, 1993, pp. 199–225.

41. O. M. Westall, ‘British Business History and the Culture of Business’, in A. Godley and O. M. Westall (eds.), Business History and Business Culture (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1996), pp. 21–47.

42. O. E. Williamson, ‘Microanalytical Business History’, Business and Economic History, 11, 1982, pp. 106–15.

Alfred D. Chandler: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

Edited by John C. Wood and Michael C. Wood

Volume I

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. Abe, E., The development of modern business in Japan', Business History Review, 71, 2, 1997, pp. 299-308.

2. Bartlett, C.A. and Ghoshal, S. ‘Global strategic management: impact on the new frontiers of strategy research', Strategic Management Journal, 12, Special issue: Global strategy, 1991, pp. 5-26.

3. Bruchley, S., An approach to the teaching and writing of American business history', Business History Review, 33, 1959, pp. 210-212.

4. Chandar, N., 'Information, institutions and agency: the crisis of railroad finance in the 1890s and the evolution of corporate oversight capabilities', Accounting History, 10, 2, 2005, pp. 7-33.

5. Chandler, A.D., Jr. 'The emergence of managerial capitalism', Business History Review, 58, 4, 1984, pp. 473-503.

6. Chandler, A.D., Jr., 'The enduring logic of industrial success', Harvard Business Review, 90, 2, 1990, pp. 130-140.

7. Chandler, A.D., Jr., ‘Response to the contributors to the review colloquium on 'Scale and Scope', Business History Review, 64, 4, 1990, pp. 736-758.

8. Church, R., 'The limitations of the personal capitalism paradigm', Business History Review, 64, 4, 1990, pp. 703-710.

9. Cole, A., 'Aggregative business history', Business History Review, 39, 1965, pp. 287-300.

10. Du Boff, R. and Herman, E., 'Alfred Chandler's new business history: a review', Politics and Society, 10, 1980, pp. 87-110.

11. Fligstein, N.,'The organizational sociology of scale and scope', Business History Review, 64, 4, 1990, pp. 730-735.

12. Gibb, G.S., Aitken, H.G.J., Cole, A.H., Hidy, M.E., Hidy, R.W., Hutchins, J.G.B., Jenks, L.H., Johnson, A.M., Williamson, H.F., Chandler, A.D., Jr. and Redlich, F., 'Recent developments in American business and their conceptualization: a discussion of the Chandler-Redlich article', Business History Review, XXXV, 3, 1961, pp. 429-444.

13. Hofstede, G., 'Motivation, leadership, and organization: do American theories apply abroad?', Organizational Dynamics, 9, 1, 1980, pp. 42-63.

14. Hoskin, K., 'Examining accounts and accounting for management: inverting understandings of “the economic”’, in A. McKinlay and K. Starkey (eds), Foucault, Management and Organization Theory, 1998, pp. 93-110, London: Sage Publications Ltd.

15. Hughes, T., 'From firm to networked systems', Business History Review, 79, 3, 2005, pp. 587-593.

16. John, R. J., 'Elaborations, revisions, dissents: Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.'s, The Visible Hand after twenty years', Business History Review, 71, 2, 1997, pp. 151-200.

17. Johnson, A.M., 'Conference on the history of American business: a summary report', Business History Review, 33, 1959, pp. 204-210.

18. Kennedy, C.J., 'Blending business history and economic history', Business History Review, 33, 1959, pp. 214-215.

19. Kikkawa, T., 'Toward the rebirth of the Japanese economy and its corporate system', Japan Forum, 17, 1, 2005, pp. 87-106.

20. Kocka, J., 'Germany: cooperation and competition', Business History Review, 64, 4, 1990, pp. 711-716.

21. Kuisel, R.F. 'Business history in France', Business and Economic History, 7, 1978, pp. 71-82.

22. Lamoreaux, N.R., 'Martin Sklar's The Corporate Reconstruction of American Capitalism: an economic historian's perspective', Business and Economic History, 21 (2nd ser.), 1992, pp. 36-39.

23. Lamoreaux, N.R., 'Constructing firms: partnerships and alternative contractual arrangements in early nineteenth-century American business', Business and Economic History, 24 (2nd ser.), 2, 1995, pp. 43-71.

Volume II

Contents

Acknowledgements

24. Lamoreaux, N.R., Raff, D.M.G. and Temin, P., 'Beyond markets and hierarchies: toward a new synthesis of American business history', American Historical Review, 108, 2003, pp. 404-433.

25. Lamoreaux, N.R., Raff, D.M.G. and Temin, P., 'Against whig history', Enterprise and Society, 5, 3, 2004, pp. 376-387.

26. Langlois, R.N., 'The vanishing hand: the changing dynamics of industrial capitalism', Industrial and Corporate Change, 12, 2003, pp. 351-385.

27. Langlois, R.N. and Foss, N.J., ‘Capabilities and Governance: the Rebirth of Production in the Theory of Economic Organization’, Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics, working paper 97, 2, Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School, 1997, pp. 1-40.

28. Lipartito, K., 'Culture and the practice of business history', Business and Economic History, 24, 2, 1995, pp. 1-41.

29. Maier, C.S., 'Accounting for the achievements of capitalism: Alfred Chandler's business history', Journal of Modern History, 65, 1993, pp. 771-782.

30. McCraw, T.K., 'The challenge of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.: retrospect and prospect', Review in American History, 15, 1, 1987, pp. 160-178.

31. McKinlay, A. and Starkey, K., 'Managing Foucault: Foucault, management and organization', in A. McKinlay and K. Starkey (eds), Foucault, Management and Organization Theory, 1998, pp. 1-13, London: Sage Publications Ltd

32. Nelson, R. R., 'Why do firms differ, and how does it matter?', Strategic Management Journal, 12, 1991, pp. 61-74.

33. Okazaki, T., ‘Determinants and effects of employing professional corporate executives: a case of cotton spinning companies in pre-war Japan’, Tokyo: Japan, 2005.

34. Payne, P.L., 'The emergence of the large-scale company in Great Britain, 1870-1914', Economic History Review, 20, 3, 1967, pp. 519-542.

35. Rees, J., 'Managing the mills: labor policy in the American steel industry, 1892-1937', Business and Economic History, 27, 1, 1998, pp. 23-28.

36. Sabel, C.F. and Zeitlin, J., ‘Neither modularity nor relational contracting: inter-firm collaboration in the new economy', Enterprise and Society, 5, 3, 2004, pp. 388-403.

37. Sicilia, D.B., 'Cochran's legacy: a cultural path not taken', Business and Economic History, 24, 1: 27-39.

38. Supple, B.E., 'Scale and Scope: Alfred Chandler and the dynamics of industrial capitalism', Economic History Review, 44, 3, pp. 500-514.

39. Teece, D.J., 'Contributions and impediments of economic analysis to the study of strategic management', in J.W. Frederickson (ed.), Perspectives on Strategic Management, 1990, pp. 39-80, New York: Harper Business.

40. Teece, D.J., 'The dynamics of industrial capitalism: perspectives on Alfred Chandler's Scale and Scope', Journal of Economic Literature, 31, 1, 1993, pp. 199-225.

41. Westall, O.M., 'British business history and the culture of business', in A. Godley and O.M. Westall (eds), Business History and Business Culture, 1996, pp. 21-47, Manchester: Manchester University Press

42. Williamson, O.E., 'Mocroanalytical business history', Business and Economic History, 11, 1982, pp. 106-115

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