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Author Chandler, Alfred D. (Alfred Dupont), 1918-2007.

Title Shaping the industrial century : the remarkable story of the modern chemical and pharmaceutical industries / Alfred D. Chandler, Jr
Published Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2005

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 366 pages)
Series Harvard studies in business history ; 46
Harvard studies in business history ; 46.
Contents I. Overview. Differences, concepts, themes, and approach -- Evolving paths of learning. II. The Chemical industry. The major American companies -- The focused American companies -- The European competitors -- The American competitors. III. The pharmaceutical industry. The American companies: the prescription path -- The American companies: the over-the-counter path -- The American and European competitors -- Commercializing biotechnology. IV. Paths of learning. The three revolutions: industrial, information, and biotechnology
Summary "Alfred Chandler argues that only with consistent attention to research and development and an emphasis on long-term corporate strategies could firms remain successful over time. He details these processes for nearly every major chemical and pharmaceutical firm, demonstrating why some companies forged ahead while others failed."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Chemical industry -- United States -- History
Chemical industry -- Europe -- History
Pharmaceutical industry -- United States -- History
Pharmaceutical industry -- Europe -- History
Biotechnology industries -- United States
Biotechnology -- history
Chemical Industry -- history
Drug Industry -- history
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Service.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
Industrie pharmaceutique.
Industrie chimique.
Histoire économique.
Analyse comparative.
UE/CE Etats membres.
Développement industriel.
Concurrence internationale.
Biotechnology industries
Chemical industry
Pharmaceutical industry
Biotechnologische Industrie
Chemische Industrie
Pharmazeutische Industrie
Europe occidentale.
Etats-Unis d'Amérique.
Europe
United States
Europa
USA
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004054320
ISBN 9780674029378
0674029372
9780674262607
0674262603