Chandler, Alfred Dupont

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Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., a noted business historian, was the Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School from 1971 to 1989. After graduate training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Harvard University, Chandler began his teaching career at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1950. He taught at Johns Hopkins University from 1963 until he joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1971. Chandler became professor emeritus upon his retirement in 1989. During his career, Alfred D. Chandler largely founded the study of the historical evolution and organizational development of the modern corporation. His best-known work, The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business (1977), won both the Pulitzer and the Bancroft prizes for history in 1978.

From the description of Alfred D. Chandler papers, 1928-2004. (Harvard Business School). WorldCat record id: 62255908

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referencedIn Eisenhower, Dwight D. (Dwight David), 1890-1969. TLS [7], 1964-1967 : Gettysburg, PA, Indio, CA, and Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C., to Stephen E. Ambrose, Baltimore, MD. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
creatorOf Chandler, Alfred Dupont. Alfred D. Chandler papers, 1928-2004. Harvard Business School, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library
referencedIn Canaday, Frank H. (Frank Harrison), 1893-1976. Papers, 1911-1976. University of Toledo, William S. Carlson Library
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