Management Innovation: Essays in the Spirit of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.

Hardcover | April 1, 2012

EditorWilliam Lazonick, David J. Teece

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Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. was, by general consensus, the pre-eminent business historian of the twentieth century. Through a prodigious body of work, Chandler made the study of the evolution of business enterprise integral to the study of the evolution of economy and society. His work combineddetailed historical investigations with grand sociological syntheses. As a result, Chandler's study of the modern business enterprise invited social scientists and business academics as well as historians to contribute to our understanding of a central institution of our time.Chandler revealed how managerial activity was central to the functioning of successful industrial corporations, and hence to the performance of the economy as a whole. This book gathers together contributions from management scholars fundamentally influenced by the work of Chandler to discussmanagement innovation, the ways in which people who exercise strategic control over the allocation of resources put in place organizational structures that can enable an enterprise to prosper and grow. The volume offers a range of perspectives to examine the challenges that corporate managementencounters.

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Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. was, by general consensus, the pre-eminent business historian of the twentieth century. Through a prodigious body of work, Chandler made the study of the evolution of business enterprise integral to the study of the evolution of economy and society. His work combineddetailed historical investigations with grand ...

William Lazonick is Professor in the Department of Regional Economic and Social Development at University of Massachusetts Lowell and Director of the UMass Lowell Center for Industrial Competitiveness. He is also affiliated with the CNRS Groupe de Recherche en Economie Theorique et Appliquee of Universite Montesquieu Bordeaux IV. He i...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:April 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Perspectives1. William Lazonick: Alfred Chandler's Managerial Revolution2. David Teece: The Dynamics of Industrial Capitalism: Perspectives on Alfred Chandler's Scale and Scope3. David Teece: Alfred Chandler and 'Capabilities' Theories of Strategy and Management4. William Lazonick: The Chandlerian Corporation and the Theory of Innovative EnterpriseII. Strategy5. Louis Galambos: The Role of Professionals in the Chandler Paradigm6. Susan Helper and Mari Sako: Management Innovation in Supply Chain: Appreciating Chandler in the Twenty-First Century7. Henrik Glimstedt, Donald Bratt, and Magnus P. Karlsson: The Decision to Make or Buy a Critical Technology: Semiconductors at Ericsson, 1980-2010III. Organization8. Gary Pisano: The Evolution of Science-Based Businesses: Innovating How We Innovate9. David Mowery: Alfred Chandler and Knowledge Management within the Firm10. Peter Cappelli: The Rise and Decline of Managerial DevelopmentIV. Finance11. Mary O'Sullivan: Finance of Industrial Enterprise12. David Bardolet, Dan Lovallo, and Richard Rumelt: The Hand of Management in Capital Allocation

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"Teece's authoritative work on dynamic capabilities has important implications for strategic management, as well as for organization studies, economics, innovation policy, and antitrust law. Scholars and practitioners in a broad range of areas will find this book to be an invaluable referenceand source of new ideas." --Constance E. Helfat, J. Brian Quinn Professor in Technology and Strategy, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth