Strategy and Structure



Strategy and Structure It Is Impossible In A Bare Outline To Do Anything Like Justice To The Subtlety If Also, Sometimes, The Prolixity Of The Argument And To The Wealth Of Telling Instances With Which It Is Illustrated The Argument Is Not Dogmatic Or Rigid And Allows Plenty Of Room For Deviations, Variants, And Exceptions There Is No Doubt That This Is A Book Of First Class Importancesignificant, Not Only For Its Substantive Conclusions, Original Though These Are, But As An Example Of The Way In Which Fruitful Relations Can Be Established Between Economic And Business History Journal Of Economic History This Book Shows How The Seventy Largest Corporations In America Have Dealt With A Single Economic Problem The Effective Administration Of An Expanding Business The Author Summarizes The History Of The Expansion Of The Nation S Largest Industries During The Past Hundred Years And Then Examines In Depth The Modern Decentralized Corporate Structure As It Was Developed Independently By Four Companies Du Pont, General Motors, Standard Oil New Jersey , And Sears, Roebuck This 1990 Reprint Includes A New Introduction By The Author.

10 thoughts on “Strategy and Structure

  1. says:

    I read this book because my doctoral dissertation will be on the organization and technology of manufacturing processes Any student of twentieth century industrial organization will come across Chandler, and it is virtually impossible not to use the term Chandlerian to describe the large, vertically integrated, multi divisional corporation For that reason, I have been working through Chandler pretty much chronologically, in preparation to read what is his landmark book, THE VISIBLE HAND, pub I read this book because my doctoral dissertation will be on the organization and technology of manufacturing processes An...

  2. says:

    The short and sweet I didn t like this book But I think if I had grown up in a different generation that didn t just witness the largest global financial meltdown in history, I might have actually enjoyed what it had to say.

  3. says:

    Strategy followed Structure or was it the other way round

  4. says:

    He says it concisely, structure follows strategy.

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