DEC Is Dead, Long Live DEC

Book Description

Digital Equipment Corporation achieved sales of over $14 billion, reached the Fortune 50, and was second only to IBM as a computer manufacturer. Though responsible for the invention of speech recognition, the minicomputer, and local area networking, DEC ultimately failed as a business and was sold to Compaq Corporation in 1998. This fascinating modern Greek tragedy by Ed Schein, a high-level consultant to DEC for 40 years, shows how DEC's unique corporate culture contributed both to its early successes and later to an organizational rigidity that caused its ultimate downfall.

Product Information

  • Title: DEC Is Dead, Long Live DEC
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  • Release date: August 2004
  • Publisher(s): Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781576753057