A Discussion with Richard Nelson on the Contributions of Alfred Chandler

Posted: 26 Apr 2010

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Richard R. Nelson

Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA)

David Teece

Institute for Business Innovation

Date Written: April 2010

Abstract

David Teece discusses with Richard R. Nelson the contributions of Alfred D. Chandler Jr to a variety of areas in business history, economics, and management. Topics include Chandler’s understanding of organizational capabilities, management leadership, technology, strategy, and the theory of the business firm. The discussion also reviews Chandler’s role as a historian and as a theorist. It concludes with reflections on the future importance of Chandler’s work.

Suggested Citation

Nelson, Richard R. and Teece, David J., A Discussion with Richard Nelson on the Contributions of Alfred Chandler (April 2010). Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 351-361, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1594004 or http://dx.doi.org/dtq015

Richard R. Nelson (Contact Author)

Columbia University - School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA) ( email )

420 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10027
United States

David J. Teece

Institute for Business Innovation ( email )

F402 Haas School of Business, #1930
Berkeley, CA 94720-1930
United States
(510) 642-4041 (Phone)

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