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Purpose – Alfred D. Chandler was the most important business historian of the twentieth century, who described and analyzed how large industrial firms are organized and managed in the USA from the late nineteenth to late twentieth centuries. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is a personal...
Purpose – This paper analyzes Chandler's biography of Henry Varnum Poor to assess Chandler's contribution to management history as a biographer. Design/methodology/approach – Using Winter's content thematic analysis, measure Poor's motivational needs for achievement, affiliation‐intimacy, and...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to describe and analyze Alfred Chandler's ideological shift from American exceptionalism to transnational history in research assumptions to identify significant corollaries for the study of management history. Design/methodology/approach – Using the...
Purpose – This piece is a republished autobiography of Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. Design/methodology/approach – Chandler reflects on his life and career as a management historian. Findings – Chandler reflects on his life and career, in particular how he came to write Strategy and Structure and its...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to commemorate Alfred Chandler, a truly outstanding business historian, through the unique lens of his revisionists. Design/methodology/approach – By developing a classifying framework, Chandler's revisionists is analyzed based on the extent to which they...
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a meaningful, integrated, and re‐interpreted framework of Chandler's ideas regarding corporation's growth, offering an understandable conceptualization of how these insights are applicable to explain family firm's transitional stages – even when,...
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