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Creating Modern Capitalism

How Entrepreneurs, Companies, and Countries Triumphed in Three Industrial Revolutions

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$50.00 • £43.95 • €45.95

ISBN 9780674175563

Publication Date: 01/02/1998


760 pages

36 halftones, 27 line illustrations, 6 maps, 90 tables


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Few thinkers have inquired more deeply into the historical roots of big business and big government than Alfred Chandler of the Harvard Business School. Here, his student, a Pulitzer Prize winner, pulls together a variety of great stories into a cohesive whole—from Josiah Wedgwood to the two Watsons of IBM to the saga of 7-Eleven stores in the United States and Japan.—David Warsh, The Boston Globe

This is by far the best textbook on comparative business history that has appeared to date, and it will no doubt be seized on eagerly by teachers in the field.—Steven Tolliday, Business History

Creating Modern Capitalism works well in the classroom. The cases raise important issues about the history of global business, and they stimulate students to think about world business today. I intend to continue assigning this book for the foreseeable future.—Mansel G. Blackford, Business History Review

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