Pierre S. Du Pont and the Making of the Modern Corporation

Pierre S. Du Pont and the Making of the Modern Corporation

by Alfred Dupont DuPont Chandler, Stephen Salsbury


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This meticulously researched biography of Pierre S. du Pont, head of the Du Pont Company and later General Motors, describes how the Delaware scion took a loosely run, family gunpowder factory and turned it into a giant corporation. Moreover, by astute business management he transformed a faltering General Motors into one of the world's most profitable enterprises. Chandler and Salsbury, who had access to business and personal records rarely available to historians, made the most of them. It is truly one of the finest business histories ever written.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587980237
Publisher: Beard Group Inc.
Publication date: 12/28/2000
Pages: 740
Sales rank: 780,915
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.63(d)

Table of Contents

I.The Years of Preparation
1.The Family and the Firm3
2.The Apprenticeship23
3.The New Company47
4.The Big Company77
II.Managing the Powder Company
5.The Treasurer123
6.Formulating Financial Policy149
7.Investment Overseas?169
8.Maintaining Financial Control201
9.Toward Vertical Integration227
III.The New Challenges
10.The Powder Company Assailed259
11.The Problem of Succession301
12.The Cousins Split322
13.Supplying the Allies359
14.The American War Effort: Negotiations Begun390
15.The American War Effort: Negotiations Completed410
IV.The General Motors Story
16.Initial Involvement, 1915-1917433
17.Du Pont "Control" at General Motors, 1918-1920457
18.The Crisis, 1920475
19.Reorganization and Regeneration, 1921492
20.Product Policy and Technological Innovation, 1921-1923511
21.General Motors Rebuilt, 1923-1924537
22.Last Years at General Motors and Du Pont560
23.The Family and the Enterprise592
Sources of Information615

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BrokerOne More than 1 year ago
very thorough and in depth, harahs to the authors