Alfred P. Sloan Jr.

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Alfred P. Sloan Jr.

An American businessman (1875-1966) who was president and chairman of the board for General Motors. He began his career as president of Hyatt Roller Bearing, which made ball bearings. In 1916, this company merged with United Motors Company, which became part of GM two years later. Sloan remained at GM for the rest of his career and became president in 1937. Sloan is believed to have been the first to change designs of car models from year to year. This concept became known as planned obsolescence. He was also a noted philanthropist; however, he was accused of assisting Nazis during World War II.
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Legendary GM CEO Alfred Sloan said little - then made follow-ups.
Berlin/Detroit: Ulrich Hackenberg isn't yet a household name but if Volkswagen's (VW) $70 billion bet on his big idea pays off, he may join the likes of Henry Ford, Alfred Sloan and Taiichi Ohno in the canon of auto industry pioneers.
Se investiga epistemologicamente la aplicacion de elementos fundamentales de los metodos positivista y racionalista en el capitulo 3: Sistemas de administracion propuestos por Henry Fayol (1916) y Alfred Sloan (1919), analizando su aplicacion en la gran corporacion y las limitantes en las practicas de gestion de organizaciones dedicadas a los negocios y del Estado.
The 1st wave was in the 1920s where Alfred Sloan from General Motors established the concept of organizational structure; the 2nd wave was in the 1950s when Peter Drucker codified the role of management; the 3rd wave was in the 1980s when Japanese business brought forth the concept of team; and now the 4th wave is a new type of company which links profit with purpose.
La estrategia iniciada por Alfred Sloan en GM de atender cada deseo del consumidor, por mas especifico que fuese, llevo a la empresa a liderar el mercado mundial durante mas de 70 anos, hasta ser superada por Toyota en 2008.
Meanwhile, his rival at GM, Alfred Sloan, saw a market opportunity--providing consumers with a choice of colors and designs.
Founded in 1908, GM rose to dominate the US and global car industries under the stewardship of Alfred Sloan, its then chief executive, who famously pledged the firm would deliver "a car for every purse and purpose".
In part two Hindle gives the low-down on more than 50 of the world's most influential management thinkers--both past and present--including the 'Famous Five' of Peter Drucker, Douglas McGregor, Michael Porter, Alfred Sloan and Frederick Winslow Taylor.
Durant and Alfred Sloan were as different in their approaches to corporate management as two men could be, yet both played pivotal roles in making General Motors the dominant firm in the American automobile industry for many decades.
Pelfrey tells the story of Billy Durant, GM's founder, and Alfred Sloan, his successor, and their work to build the company, and its relationship with Henry Ford, Ransom Olds, Henry Leland, Walter Chrysler, and others in the auto industry, focusing on the first quarter of the twentieth century.
The legacy of Alfred Sloan and Donaldson Brown was a company that made returns on investment the driving force in decision making.
The author uses case studies, such as the development of the F-117A Nighthawk and Boeing 777 aircraft, and insights into such people as Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Alfred Sloan, and Jack Welch to discuss engineering's essential role in the future of scientific research.