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Companies That Changed the World by Jonathan MantleCompanies that Changed the World tells the fascinating stories of 50 joint-stock companies or companies based on that model that have exerted a critical influence on the social and economic history of the past four hundred years. As well describing clearly and accessibly the companies growth and influence over time, and profiling the pioneering entrepreneurs who built them, Jonathan Mantle s text is crammed with intriguing and unexpected information: from the role played by the humble pigeon in the history of news dissemination to how a pharmacist s five-cent patent medicine became the world s most powerful brand. Each of the 50 companies profiled has changed and reflected change in the world of its time, in far-reaching and often unexpected ways. Together, their stories amount to nothing less than a concise history of commerce and capitalism.
Publication Date: 2009-01-23
The HP Phenomenon by Charles H. House; Raymond L. PriceThe HP Phenomenon tells the story of how Hewlett-Packard innovated and transformed itself six times while most of its competitors were unable to make even one significant transformation. It describes those transformations, how they started, how they prevailed, and how the challenges along the way were overcome--reinforcing David Packard's observation that "change and conflict are the only real constants." The book also details the philosophies, practices, and organizational principles that enabled this unprecedented sequence of innovations and transformations. In so doing, the authors capture the elusive "spirit of innovation" required to fuel growth and transformation in all companies: innovation that is customer-centered, contribution-driven, and growth-focused. The corporate ethos described in this book--with its emphasis on bottom-up innovation and sufficient flexibility to see results brought to the marketplace and brought alive inside the company--is radically different from current management "best practice." Thus, while primarily a history of Hewlett-Packard, The HP Phenomenon also holds profound lessons for engineers, managers, and organizational leaders hoping to transform their own organizations."At last! The 'HP Way, that most famous of all corporate philosophies, has taken on an almost mythical status. But how did it really work? How did it make Hewlett-Packard the fastest growing, most admired, large company of the last half-century? Now, two important figures in HP's history, Chuck House and Raymond Price, have finally given us the whole story. The HP Phenomenon is the book we've been waiting for: the definitive treatise on how Bill and Dave ran their legendary company, day to day and year to year. It should be a core text for generations of young entrepreneurs and managers, a roadmap to building a great enterprise."--Michael S. Malone, author of Bill & Dave: How Hewlett and Packard Built the World's Greatest Company
Call Number: Access Online
Publication Date: 2009-10-01
International Business in the Information and Digital Age by Rob van Tulder (Editor); Alain Verbeke (Editor); Lucia Piscitello (Editor)This volume is dedicated to Lorraine Eden for herlifetime contributions to IB scholarship. Her research, spanning severaldecades, has addressed many interdisciplinary and societal themes at the heartof the IB field. The story of her intellectual journey -- strongly influenced bythe coming of age of the fourth industrial revolution -- is shared in the opening chapterof this volume. This thirteenth volume in the PIBR series covers an increasingly importantarea of research for International Business (IB) scholars: the role ofmultinational enterprises (MNEs) in the digital and information age. A limitednumber of MNEs now dominate the landscape of the digital age, but almost allinternationally operating firms are being affected by prevailing trends. How totake stock of these trends? How to develop resilient international businessmodels? How to regulate? The digital age presents new opportunities but alsomajor challenges for established and emerging MNEs alike. This volume brings together papers from leading IB scholars and from academics in adjacent disciplines such as economic geography,international relations and political science, strategic management, andtechnology studies. Four dimensions of the information and digital ageare analyzed using an IB angle: Trends and theories in the information age Entrepreneurial strategies in the informationage Functional strategies in the information age Industry 4.0