American Business Since 1920

American Business Since 1920
Author: Thomas K. McCraw,William R. Childs
Release: 2018-02-13
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 407
ISBN: 9781119097297
Language: en
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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
Release: 2010
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
Pages: 304
ISBN: PSU:000067784349
Language: en
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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
Release: 2008-11-18
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0882952668
Language: en
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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
Release: 2004-07-21
Editor: UNC Press Books
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780807862087
Language: en
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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 Visible Hand

The Visible Hand
Author: Alfred D. Chandler Jr.
Release: 1977
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 628
ISBN: 0674940520
Language: en
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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

The Genesis of Industrial America 1870 1920

The Genesis of Industrial America  1870 1920
Author: Maury Klein
Release: 2007-09-03
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 238
ISBN: 0521677092
Language: en
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This book, first published in 2007, offers a bold new interpretation of American business history during the formative years 1870-1920, which mark the dawn of modern big business. It focuses on four major revolutions that ushered in this new era: those in power, transportation, communication, and organization. Using the metaphor of America as an economic hothouse uniquely suited to rapid economic growth during these years, it analyzes the interplay of key factors such as entrepreneurial talent, technology, land, natural resources, law, mass markets, and the rise of cities. It also delineates the process that laid the foundation for the modern era, in which virtually every human activity became a business, and, in most cases, a big business. The book also profiles numerous major entrepreneurs whose careers and activities illustrate broader trends and themes. It utilizes a wide variety of sources, including novels from the period, to produce a lively narrative.

Regulating Railroad Innovation

Regulating Railroad Innovation
Author: Steven W. Usselman
Release: 2002-03-11
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 422
ISBN: 0521001064
Language: en
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A study of America's efforts to regulate expanding railroad technology.

The Great Merger Movement in American Business 1895 1904

The Great Merger Movement in American Business  1895 1904
Author: Naomi R. Lamoreaux
Release: 1988-04-29
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 224
ISBN: 0521357659
Language: en
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Between 1895 and 1904 a great wave of mergers swept through the manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy. In The Great Merger Movement in American Business, Lamoreaux explores the causes of the mergers, concluding that there was nothing natural or inevitable about turn-of-the-century combinations.

American Business and Foreign Policy

American Business and Foreign Policy
Author: Joan Hoff Wilson
Release: 2021-10-21
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780813186788
Language: en
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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.

The Automobile Industry 1896 1920

The Automobile Industry  1896 1920
Author: George S. May
Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 520
ISBN: UOM:39015071209582
Language: en
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Traces the history of the major U.S. car manufacturers, offers profiles of industry leaders, and discusses important technical developments

Advertising Progress

Advertising Progress
Author: Pamela Walker Laird
Release: 2020-01-15
Editor: JHU Press
Pages: 506
ISBN: 9781421434186
Language: en
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Through this story, Laird shows how and why—in the intense competitions for both markets and cultural authority—the creators of advertisements laid claim to "progressand used it to legitimate their places in American business and culture.

American Business Abroad

American Business Abroad
Author: Mira Wilkins,Frank Ernest Hill
Release: 2011-06-27
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 581
ISBN: 9781107007970
Language: en
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Documents the first sixty years of Ford Motor Company's international expansion, tracing its global business expansion across six continents.

American Business

American Business
Author: Ferdinand F. Mauser,David Joseph Schwartz
Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 816
ISBN: UCAL:$B551118
Language: en
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The Rise and Fall of American Growth

The Rise and Fall of American Growth
Author: Robert J. Gordon
Release: 2017-08-29
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9781400888955
Language: en
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How America's high standard of living came to be and why future growth is under threat In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, motor vehicles, air travel, and television transformed households and workplaces. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end? Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth challenges the view that economic growth will continue unabated, and demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 cannot be repeated. Robert Gordon contends that the nation's productivity growth will be further held back by the headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government, and that we must find new solutions. A critical voice in the most pressing debates of our time, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come.

The Firm

The Firm
Author: Duff McDonald
Release: 2014-09-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781439190982
Language: en
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A behind-the-scenes, revelatory history of the controversial consulting firm traces its decades-long influence in both business and political arenas, citing its role in the establishment of mainstream practices and modern understandings about capitalism while evaluating the failures that have compromised its reputation. 60,000 first printing.

Temp

Temp
Author: Louis Hyman
Release: 2018-08-21
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780735224094
Language: en
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Winner of the William G. Bowen Prize Named a "Triumph" of 2018 by New York Times Book Critics Shortlisted for the 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award The untold history of the surprising origins of the "gig economy"--how deliberate decisions made by consultants and CEOs in the 50s and 60s upended the stability of the workplace and the lives of millions of working men and women in postwar America. Over the last fifty years, job security has cratered as the institutions that insulated us from volatility have been swept aside by a fervent belief in the market. Now every working person in America today asks the same question: how secure is my job? In Temp, Louis Hyman explains how we got to this precarious position and traces the real origins of the gig economy: it was created not by accident, but by choice through a series of deliberate decisions by consultants and CEOs--long before the digital revolution. Uber is not the cause of insecurity and inequality in our country, and neither is the rest of the gig economy. The answer to our growing problems goes deeper than apps, further back than outsourcing and downsizing, and contests the most essential assumptions we have about how our businesses should work. As we make choices about the future, we need to understand our past.

Bedtime Business Stories

Bedtime Business Stories
Author: Gary Hoover
Release: 2020-12-05
Editor: American Business History Center
Pages: 338
ISBN: 0999114956
Language: en
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A collection of 34 business stories that chart the successes and failures of businesses and their leaders. The stories originally appeared in the American Business History Center's free weekly email newsletter.

Banking and Politics in the New Era

Banking and Politics in the New Era
Author: Alfred Larson Roe
Release: 1966
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 828
ISBN: MINN:31951001926680O
Language: en
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Research in Economic History

Research in Economic History
Author: Robert E. Gallman
Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 328
ISBN: UOM:39076005432393
Language: en
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The Economic World

The Economic World
Author: Arthur Richmond Marsh
Release: 1921-07
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 960
ISBN: PRNC:32101041959261
Language: en
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