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The Vanishing Hand:
The Changing Dynamics
of Industrial Capitalism

Industrial and Corporate Change 12(2): 351-385 (April 2003)

Italian translation in Annali di storia dell'impressa 14: 59-110 (2003)

Spanish translation in Libertas [ Buenos Aires : ESEADE] 42: 235-301 (May 2005).

Chinese translation in the Nanjing Business Review 12: 120-153 (2008).


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See also “Chandler in a Larger Frame: Markets, Transaction Costs, and Organizational Form in History,” and the symposium on “framing business history,” Enterprise & Society, Volume 5, Number 3, September 2004.

Read my rejoinder to symposium comments by Lamoreaux, Raff, and Temin and by Sabel and Zeitlin.

Ever wonder what The Visible Hand would have sounded like if it had been written by Raymond Chandler instead of Alfred Chandler? Click here to find out.