American Business Since 1920

American Business Since 1920
Author: Thomas K. McCraw,William R. Childs
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2018-02-13
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781119097297

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Tells the story of how America’s biggest companies began, operated, and prospered post-World War I This book takes the vantage point of people working within companies as they responded to constant change created by consumers and technology. It focuses on the entrepreneur, the firm, and the industry, by showing—from the inside—how businesses operated after 1920, while offering a good deal of Modern American social and cultural history. The case studies and contextual chapters provide an in-depth understanding of the evolution of American management over nearly 100 years. American Business Since 1920: How It Worked presents historical struggles with decision making and the trend towards relative decentralization through stories of extraordinarily capable entrepreneurs and the organizations they led. It covers: Henry Ford and his competitor Alfred Sloan at General Motors during the 1920s; Neil McElroy at Procter & Gamble in the 1930s; Ferdinand Eberstadt at the government’s Controlled Materials Plan during World War II; David Sarnoff at RCA in the 1950s and 1960s; and Ray Kroc and his McDonald’s franchises in the late twentieth century and early twenty-first; and more. It also delves into such modern success stories as Amazon.com, eBay, and Google. Provides deep analysis of some of the most successful companies of the 20th century Contains topical chapters covering titans of the 2000s Part of Wiley-Blackwell’s highly praised American History Series American Business Since 1920: How It Worked is designed for use in both basic and advanced courses in American history, at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

African Americans in the Colonial Era

African Americans in the Colonial Era
Author: Donald R. Wright
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010
Genre: History
ISBN: PSU:000067784349

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A history of African-Americans and their distinct culture in colonial North America, from their seventeenth-century introduction to the continent via the slave trade to their role in the Revolutionary War.

American Business Since 1920

American Business Since 1920
Author: Thomas K. McCraw
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-11-18
Genre: History
ISBN: 0882952668

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It's safe to say that since the first appearance of Thomas McCraw's contribution to Harlan Davidson's American History Series in 2000, American business has taken some of the most dramatic, perhaps most incredible, turns in its history. Far more than an update, the second edition of one of our most popular texts has been carefully revised and reorganized—not only to include necessary new coverage but to present more fully and forcefully the book's central argument and major themes, making this new edition even more "teachable" for instructors and accessible to student readers. Unique in the market for its breadth of coverage and depth of analysis, the new edition of our uncommonly readable book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas K. McCraw will continue as a classic supplementary text in a variety of undergraduate as well as graduate courses and seminars. Featuring three banks of striking photographs and a completely up-to-date bibliographic essay, this compact, enjoyable work will be highly appreciated by all students of U.S. business history and the art of administration.

Yankee Don t Go Home

Yankee Don t Go Home
Author: Julio Moreno
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2004-07-21
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780807862087

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In the aftermath of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, Mexican and U.S. political leaders, business executives, and ordinary citizens shaped modern Mexico by making industrial capitalism the key to upward mobility into the middle class, material prosperity, and a new form of democracy--consumer democracy. Julio Moreno describes how Mexico's industrial capitalism between 1920 and 1950 shaped the country's national identity, contributed to Mexico's emergence as a modern nation-state, and transformed U.S.-Mexican relations. According to Moreno, government programs and incentives were central to legitimizing the postrevolutionary government as well as encouraging commercial growth. Moreover, Mexican nationalism and revolutionary rhetoric gave Mexicans the leverage to set the terms for U.S. businesses and diplomats anxious to court Mexico in the midst of the dual crises of the Great Depression and World War II. Diplomats like Nelson Rockefeller and corporations like Sears Roebuck achieved success by embracing Mexican culture in their marketing and diplomatic pitches, while those who disregarded Mexican traditions were slow to earn profits. Moreno also reveals how the rapid growth of industrial capitalism, urban economic displacement, and unease caused by World War II and its aftermath unleashed feelings of spiritual and moral decay among Mexicans that led to an antimodernist backlash by the end of the 1940s.

The Economic World

The Economic World
Author: Arthur Richmond Marsh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 960
Release: 1921-07
Genre: Banks and banking
ISBN: PRNC:32101041959261

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The Visible Hand

The Visible Hand
Author: Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 1977
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0674940520

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Examines the processes of production and distribution in the U.S. and the ways in which their management has become increasingly systematized

American Business and Foreign Policy

American Business and Foreign Policy
Author: Joan Hoff Wilson
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2014-07-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780813165073

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With increasing world economic interdependence and a new position as a creditor nation, the American business community became more actively and vocally concerned with foreign policy after World War I than ever before. This book details the response of American businessmen to such foreign policy issues as the tariff, disarmament, allied debts, loans, and the Manchurian crisis. Far from presenting a monolithic front, the business community fragmented into nationalist and internationalist camps, according to this study. Division over each issue varied with the size, type, and geographic region of the various business interests, and despite their formidable economic power, business internationalists are shown to have played a more limited role on certain issues than has been formerly assumed. Unfortunately for the future development of United States diplomacy and world stability, no institutional means for tempering business influence on the formulation of foreign policy, or for coordinating economic and political foreign policies, were developed in the twenties.

Regulating Railroad Innovation

Regulating Railroad Innovation
Author: Steven W. Usselman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2002-03-11
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0521001064

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A study of America's efforts to regulate expanding railroad technology.