INVENTING THE ELECTRONIC CENTURY

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Harvard University Press, 2005 - Business & Economics - 321 pages
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Consumer electronics and computers redefined life and work in the twentieth century. In Inventing the Electronic Century, Pulitzer Prize-winning business historian Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. traces their origins and worldwide development. From electronics prime mover RCA in the 1920s to Sony and Matsushita's dramatic rise in the 1970s; from IBM's dominance in computer technology in the 1950s to Microsoft's stunning example of the creation of competitive advantage, this masterful analysis is essential reading for every manager and student of technology. "Thought provoking. Chandler develops the history of the consumer electronics and computer industries with the questioning attitude of a teacher: always searching for the lessons behind the story." --Andrew S. Grove, Chairman of the Board, Intel "Offers a rich cast of characters and companies, compelling stories, and deep understanding of economic forces." --Hal Varian, School of Information Management and Systems, University of California, Berkeley
  

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Inventing the electronic century: the epic story of the consumer electronics and computer industries

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Chandler (business history, emeritus, Harvard; Strategy and Structure) offers the first of a two-volume set that compares the institutional history of four major ... Read full review

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Atención al prefacio que hace una comparativa entre la revolución industrial y la revolución de la información. Ver enlace en "referencias en sitios web".

Contents

Introduction Concepts and Approach
1
Consumer Electronics The United States The Creation and Destruction of a National Industry
13
Consumer Electronics Japans Paths to Global Conquest
50
Mainframes and Minicomputers The Computer Industry Created in the United States
82
The Microprocessor Revolution The Computer Industry Recast in the United States
132
The National Competitors Europes Computer Industries Die Japans Industry Challenges
177
The Consumer Electronics and Computer Industries as the Electronic Century Begins
216
The Significance of the Epic Story
238
Appendices
259
Notes
275
Index
307
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Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., was Isidor Straus Professor of Business History at Harvard Business School.

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