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.

Encyclopedia of American Business History

Encyclopedia of American Business History
Author: Charles R. Geisst,Ambassador Charles a Gargano Professor of Finance Charles R Geisst
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 581
Release: 2014-05-14
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781438109879

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Presents an alphabetically-arranged reference to the history of business and industry in the United States. Includes selected primary source documents.

The Rise of Big Business

The Rise of Big Business
Author: Glenn Porter
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-08-26
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781118818695

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The fundamental and explosive changes in the U.S. economy and its business system from 1860 to 1920 continue to fascinate and engage historians, economists, and sociologists. While many disagreements persist about the motivations of the actors, most scholars roughly agree on the central shifts in technologies and markets that called forth big business. Recent scholarship, however, has revealed important new insights into the changing cultural values and sensibilities of Americans who lived during the time, on women in business, on the ties between the emerging corporations and other American institutions, on the nature of competition among giant firms, and on the dawn of modern advertising and consumerism. This vast accumulation of notable new work on the social concept and consequences of economic change in that era has prompted Glenn Porter to recast numerous portions of The Rise of Big Business, one of Harlan Davidson’s most successful titles ever, in this, the third edition. Those familiar with this classic text will appreciate the expanded coverage of topics beyond the fray of regulation and the political dimensions of the emergence of concentrated enterprise, namely the influence of the rise of big business on social history. An entirely new bank of photographs and illustrations rounds out the latest edition of our enduringly popular title, one perfect for supplementary reading in a variety of courses including the U.S. history survey, the history of American business, and specialized courses in social history and the Gilded Age.

American Business Foreign Policy

American Business   Foreign Policy
Author: Joan Hoff Wilson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 339
Release: 1973
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: OCLC:256351515

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American Business History A Very Short Introduction

American Business History  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Walter A. Friedman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2020-06-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780190622503

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By the early twentieth century, it became common to describe the United States as a "business civilization." President Coolidge in 1925 said, "The chief business of the American people is business." More recently, historian Sven Beckert characterized Henry Ford's massive manufactory as the embodiment of America: "While Athens had its Parthenon and Rome its Colosseum, the United States had its River Rouge Factory in Detroit..." How did business come to assume such power and cultural centrality in America? This volume explores the variety of business enterprise in the United States and analyzes its presence in the country's economy, its evolution over time, and its meaning in society. It introduces readers to formative business leaders (including Elbert Gary, Harlow Curtice, and Mary Kay Ash), leading firms (Mellon Bank, National Cash Register, Xerox), and fiction about business people (The Octopus, Babbitt, The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit). It also discusses Alfred Chandler, Joseph Schumpeter, Mira Wilkins, and others who made significant contributions to understanding of America's business history. This VSI pursues its three central themes - the evolution, scale, and culture of American business - in a chronological framework stretching from the American Revolution to today. The first theme is evolution: How has U.S. business evolved over time? How have American companies competed with one another and with foreign firms? Why have ideas about strategy and management changed? Why did business people in the mid-twentieth century celebrate an "organizational" culture promising long-term employment in the same company, while a few decades later entrepreneurship was prized? Second is scale: Why did business assume such enormous scale in the United States? Was the rise of gigantic corporations due to the industriousness of its population, or natural resources, or government policies? And third, culture: What are the characteristics of a "business civilization"? How have opinions on the meaning of business changed? In the late nineteenth century, Andrew Carnegie believed that America's numerous enterprises represented an exuberant "triumph of democracy." After World War II, however, sociologist William H. Whyte saw business culture as stultifying, and historian Richard Hofstadter wrote, "Once great men created fortunes; today a great system creates fortunate men." How did changes in the nature of business affect popular views? Walter A. Friedman provides the long view of these important developments.

American Made

American Made
Author: Harold C Livesay
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2016-11-03
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781315510354

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American Made is a best-selling collection of biographical sketches that introduces key trends of American business.The book details American business through time by presenting the history of people who forever changed the way that Americans do business. Harold Livesay maintains clarity and intellectual acumen while highlighting two themes: globalization and the impact of information technology on business. This edition includes updated stories of its hallmark historical business figures with the latest scholarship as well as additional biographies of figures that have redefined American business in recent years.

New Deals

New Deals
Author: Colin Gordon
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 1994-07-29
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0521457556

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This book, an economic history of the interwar era, is the first major reinterpretation of the New Deal in thirty years.

A History of American Business

A History of American Business
Author: Keith L. Bryant,Henry C. Dethloff
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 434
Release: 1983
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: WISC:89077887420

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