Scale and scope the dynamics of industrial capitalism by Alfred D. Chandler Jr.

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Published by Belknap Press in Cambridge, Mass .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States,
  • Great Britain,
  • Germany

Subjects:

  • Big business -- United States -- History,
  • Big business -- Great Britain -- History,
  • Big business -- Germany -- History

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [631]-732) and index.

Book details

StatementAlfred D. Chandler, Jr. with the assistance of Takashi Hikino.
ContributionsHikino, Takashi.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD2356.U5 C44 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 760 p. :
Number of Pages760
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1155875M
ISBN 100674789954
LC Control Number94132234

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