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Alfred Sloan

(1875–1966) CEO of General Motors. A pivotal figure, not just in the history of American business but also in the development of marketing. He joined General Motors in 1916 ...

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A Dictionary of Marketing (4 ed.)

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2016
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..., Alfred ( 1875–1966 ) CEO of General Motors . A pivotal figure, not just in the history of American business but also in the development of marketing. He joined General Motors in 1916 having sold his car anti-friction bearings business to them. He became president of GM in 1923 and was elected Chairman of the Board in 1937 . He continued as Chief Executive Officer until 1946 and retired in 1956 . His revolutionary ‘standard procedures’ concept, which is a market-oriented way of defining management effectiveness, is credited with enabling GM to...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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...Sloan, Alfred ( 1875–1966 ), American manager, engineer, and philanthropist. Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr. , transformed General Motors Corporation into the dominant automobile company and the largest and most successful business enterprise in the United States and the world, creating what many observers considered the prototypical business organization of the era and a harbinger of the future. A noted philanthropist, individually or with others, he established the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the Alfred P. Sloan...

Sloan, Alfred P.

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Douglas M. Reynolds

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

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..., Alfred P. ( 1875–1966 ), businessman and philanthropist . Born in New Haven, Connecticut, and educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Alfred Pritchard Sloan entered business as president of his father's Hyatt Roller Bearing Company, which in 1916 became part of the General Motors Corporation (GM). Appointed a GM vice president in 1919 , he instituted a management plan involving sophisticated market forecasting and inventory control throughout the unwieldy GM empire. Widely copied by other corporations, his model was adopted...

Sloan, Alfred P.

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Douglas M. Reynolds

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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...a GM vice president, he endowed the Sloan-Kettering Foundation for the Study of Cancer in 1945 . By the end of the century, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City was a world leader in cancer research, treatment, and education. See also Automotive Industry ; Business ; Ford, Henry ; Labor Movements ; Laissez-faire ; Mass Marketing ; Mass Production ; Medicine: Since 1945 ; Philanthropy and Philanthropic Foundations ; Reuther, Walter ; Sit-down Strike, Flint ; Technology . Alfred P. Sloan , My Years with General Motors , ed....

Sloan, Alfred Pritchard, Jr

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The Encyclopedia of the History of American Management

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..., Alfred Pritchard, Jr ( 1875–1966 ) Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr was born in New Haven, Connecticut on 23 May 1875 , to Alfred P. and Katherine Sloan and died on 17 February 1966 in New York. Sloan grew up in a comfortable home. Moving to Brooklyn, New York in 1885 , he studied at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in 1886 and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1892 to 1895 . In 1897 he married Irene Jackson . After completing his education, Sloan began working for the Hyatt Roller Bearing Company of Newark, New Jersey. When...

Alfred Sloan

Alfred Sloan  

(1875–1966)CEO of General Motors. A pivotal figure, not just in the history of American business but also in the development of marketing. He joined General Motors in 1916 having sold his car ...
Alfred D. Chandler

Alfred D. Chandler  

(1918–)Alfred Dupont Chandler was born in Guyencourt, Delaware on 15 September 1918, one of five children of Alfred Dupont Chandler and his wife, Caroline Johnston Ramsay. His great-grandfather was ...
Harold Geneen

Harold Geneen  

(1910–97)Harold Sydney Geneen was born in Bournemouth, England on 22 January 1910 to Samuel and Aida Geneen. He died in New York on 25 November 1997. His father, a ...
Pierre Du Pont

Pierre Du Pont  

(1870–1954)Pierre Samuel du Pont was born in Wilmington, Delaware on 15 January 1870, to Lammot and Mary du Pont, and died there on 5 April 1954. His father was ...
James David Mooney

James David Mooney  

(1884–1957)James Mooney was born in Cleveland, Ohio on 18 February 1884, the son of James and Mary Mooney. He died some time in September 1957 at his home on ...
Peggy Bacon

Peggy Bacon  

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(1895–1987),artist and poet whose satires and caricatures appear in Off with Their Heads (1934), Cat-Calls (1935), and Starting from Scratch (1945). The Inward Eye (1952) is a mystery novel.[...]
Peter Ferdinand Drucker

Peter Ferdinand Drucker  

(1909–)Peter Drucker was born on 19 November 1909 in Vienna. His father, Adolph Drucker, was a prominent lawyer and senior civil servant. His mother, Caroline Bond, had an English ...
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An art school established in 1875 when that of the National Academy of Design temporarily closed because of financial difficulties. Unlike the Academy School (which reopened in 1877), the Art ...
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Ashcan School  

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A term (first used in print in 1934) applied to a loose group of American painters active in New York from about 1908 until the First World War, in reference to the everyday urban subject matter they ...
General Motors

General Motors  

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(established 1908)Under the leadership of William C. Durant, General Motors (GM) was formed from a number of earlier automobile manufacturing initiatives in the United States. These included the Olds ...
Lloyd Goodrich

Lloyd Goodrich  

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(1897–1987).Museum director, curator, and art writer. His discerning support for American art of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries was exceptional in a period when European art was more ...
George L. K Morris

George L. K Morris  

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(1905–75).Painter and critic. A devoted admirer of abstract art, he fostered its development over a period of several decades. Born in New York, George Lovett Kingsland Morris graduated from Yale ...
motor industry

motor industry  

Manufacturing in Britain began during the 1890s in small workshops often in association with bicycle production. Business grew rapidly so that by 1913 British firms produced annually 34,000 vehicles. ...
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1 All forms of industrial and commercial profit-seeking activity. The business cycle refers to fluctuations in the aggregate level of economic activity, and the Business Expansion Scheme in the UK ...

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