Strategy and Structure
Chapters in the History of the Industrial Enterprise
Alfred D. Chandler
2013 Reprint of 1962 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This classic text, chosen for the 1964 Thomas Newcomen Award in Business History by the editors of "Business History Review," is based on intensive studies of General Motors, Dupont, Standard Oil of New Jersey and Sears, Roebuck. ...
Jul 20, 2016Strategy and Structure, like everything Chandler wrote, is brilliant — turgid (you can read one out every five pages and still get it), but brilliant. The fact that organizational charts were not found chiseled on the pyramids and the notion that structure follows strategy changed my life. Read it because we haven’t quite come up with an organizational model that solves the strategic problems we are facing today with the internet and disruption and speed. – source