`a book that offers some profound observations - indeed, wisdom - about an emerging view of the contemporary firm and its functions. This view is global in scope and interdisciplinary in nature ... The editors have done a great job in planning, organizing, and integrating the chapters and ensuring consistency across them ... A measure of a good book is that it opens up debate on important issues. If this is true, then this is a great book that raises important questions, provides a lucid discussion of them, and offers many insights that can guide future theory development ... this is a magnificent book - one that should be widely read, discussed, and debated. Provocative, well documented, and well written, it adds richly to the literature and to our understanding of emerging theories of organizations. The Dynamic Firm is a book that will profoundly shape our thinking as well as the future of scholarship in our field.' Shaker A Zahra, Academy of Management Review, October 1999
About the Author
Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. is Isidor Straus Professor of Business History, Emeritus, at Harvard Business School.