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.Sony then authorized a€œPhilips to handle the licensing to other manufacturers, a€ including Toshiba, Matsushita, Sharp, ... The licensing and manufacturing agreements were apparently as tightly controlled as they had been for the initial CD. By 1996 Sonya#39;s technical capabilities and its supporting functional ones were restoring its income flows. ... In the same years came a second try in computers, this time a successful entry into personal computers, first in laptops and then in desktops.25anbsp;...

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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