Inventing the Electronic Century

Inventing the Electronic Century

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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.As described in chapter 2, RCA acquired JVC in 1929 as part of its U.S. parent company, American Victor. ... functional ones, JVC focused increasingly on the commercialization of new consumer electronics products, including stereo phonographs in 1957 ... and the expansion of its older lines in batteries, lamps, wiring, and insulation.4 Matsushita had implemented its basic growth strategy just as Japana#39;sanbsp;...

Title:Inventing the Electronic Century
Author: Alfred Dupont CHANDLER, Takashi Hikino, Andrew Von Nordenflycht, Alfred D Chandler
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2009-06-30

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