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Creating Modern Capitalism : How Entrepreneurs, Companies, and Countries Triumphed in Three Industrial Revolutions (97 Edition)

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What explains the national economic success of the United States, Britain, Germany, and Japan? What can be learned from the long-term championship performances of leading business firms in each country? How important were specific innovations by individual entrepreneurs? And in the end, what is the true nature of capitalist development? The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Thomas K. McCraw and his coauthors present penetrating answers to these questions. Creating Modern Capitalism is the first book to explain for a broad audience the interconnections among technological innovation, management science, the power of entrepreneurship, and national economic growth. The authors approach each question from a comparative framework and with a unique triple focus on national economic systems, particular companies, and individual business leaders. Above all, the book focuses on how specific entrepreneurs influenced the economic success of their countries: Josiah Wedgwood and Henry Royce in Britain; August Thyssen and Georg von Siemens in Germany; Henry Ford, Alfred Sloan, and the two Thomas J. Watsons in the United States; Sakichi Toyoda, Masatoshi Ito, and Toshifumi Suzuki in Japan. The product of a three-year collaborative effort at the Harvard Business School, the book combines cutting-edge scholarship with a finely tuned sense of the art of management. It will engage general readers as well as those with a special interest in entrepreneurship and the evolution of national business systems.

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entrepreneurship and the evolution of national business systems.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 561-683) and index.

About the Author

Thomas K. McCraw was Straus Professor of Business History Emeritus at Harvard Business School and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History.

Harvard Business School

Table of Contents

  • Introduction [Thomas K. McCraw]
  • Josiah Wedgwood and the First Industrial Revolution [Nancy F. Koehn]
  • British Capitalism and the Three Industrial Revolutions [Peter Botticelli]
  • Rolls-Royce and the Rise of High-Technology Industry [Peter Botticelli]
  • German Capitalism [Jeffrey Fear]
  • August Thyssen and German Steel [Jeffrey Fear]
  • The Deutsche Bank [David A. Moss]
  • Henry Ford, Alfred Sloan, and the Three Phases of Marketing [Thomas K. McCraw and Richard S. Tedlow]
  • American Capitalism [Thomas K. McCraw]
  • IBM and the Two Thomas J. Watsons [Rowena Olegario]
  • Toyoda Automatic Looms and Toyota Automobiles [Jeffrey R. Bernstein]
  • Japanese Capitalism [Jeffrey R. Bernstein]
  • 7-Eleven in America and Japan [Jeffrey R. Bernstein]
  • Retrospect and Prospect [Thomas K. McCraw]
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674175563
Editor:
McCraw, Thomas K.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Editor:
McCraw, Thomas K.
Author:
McCraw, Thomas K.
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
Corporate History
Subject:
Capitalism
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Industrial revolution
Subject:
Corporate & Business History
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Business Writing
Subject:
Business & Economics : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
554
Publication Date:
January 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
36 halftones, 27 line illustrations, 6 m
Pages:
760
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in 36 oz

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