Alfred Chandler: His Vision and Achievement

Posted: 16 Aug 2008

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Thomas K. McCraw

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit

Date Written: August, 14 2008

Abstract

How do we measure Alfred Chandler's achievement? What forces shaped his vision? What is his place in the pantheon of historians and social scientists? Might he rank with sociologists such as Talcott Parsons or even Max Weber? Economists such as Kenneth Arrow or even Joseph Schumpeter? With political scientists such as Louis Hartz, Robert Dahl, and Seymour Martin Lipset? It's too early to make these kinds of judgments, but some answers are certainly possible about his place among historians.

Keywords: Alfred Chandler, Business History, Social Science, Talcott Parsons, Joseph Schumpeter

JEL Classification: B25, B31, N01, N82, N80

Suggested Citation

McCraw, Thomas K., Alfred Chandler: His Vision and Achievement (August, 14 2008). Business History Review, Vol. 82, No. 2, pp. 207-226, Summer 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1225977

Thomas K. McCraw (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit

Cambridge, MA 02163
United States

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