In the history of business, B. C. stands for Before Chandler. The Harvard Business School professor transformed the study of Big Business in America. Chandler passed away on May 9th. Here's a link to an appreciation I wrote about Chandler for Business Week online. Professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok at Marginal Revolution write about his significance, and offer a number of useful links.

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