The Resource Business Policies in the Making (Routledge Revivals) : Three Steel Companies Compared, (electronic resource)

Business Policies in the Making (Routledge Revivals) : Three Steel Companies Compared, (electronic resource)

Label
Business Policies in the Making (Routledge Revivals) : Three Steel Companies Compared
Title
Business Policies in the Making (Routledge Revivals)
Title remainder
Three Steel Companies Compared
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
First published in 1983, this study investigates and compares three leading firms in the British iron and steel industry between 1914 and 1939, analysing their strategies, boardroom politics, and their responses to the problems posed by the Great War and by the vicissitudes of the 1920s and '30s. Jonathan Boswell illuminates certain issues that are of perennial importance for students of business: rationality and 'error' in decision-making, ethics, centralisation versus decentralisation, and the question of cyclical phases. The central theme throughout is the pursuit of three partly
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 338.7/669142/0941
  • 338.76691420941
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD9521.5 .B64 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Routledge Revivals
Label
Business Policies in the Making (Routledge Revivals) : Three Steel Companies Compared, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; 1 Management: trade-offs, biases and phases; Decision-making processes: rationality and error; Growth, efficiency and social action; Managerial specialisation and corporate development; 2 Management: iron and steel; Technological and economic factors; Historical and political factors; The applicability of the theory; 3 Exuberance and caution; Growthmanship 1: Dorman Long's second spring; Growthmanship 2: the USC's formation; Stewarts and Lloyds' prudence; Final comments
  • 4 Miseries and grandeurs of recessionEfficiency pursuits (Stewarts and Lloyds); Cliff-hanging (the USC); Victorian hangovers and fresh gambles (Dorman Long); Conclusions; 5 The managerial watershed; A natural succession; A polite coup d'état; A traumatic finale; Conclusions; 6 Mergers and investment, liaisons and wars; Dorman Long's grand merger débâcle; Growth triumphant: Stewarts and Lloyds; Growth muffled: the USC; 7 Efficiency and organisation building; The USC's classic turnround; Centralisation versus decentralisation; Ultra-centralisation, belated rejuvenation
  • Conclusions on growth and efficiency8 Labour and local community problems; General labour policies; Employment and redundancy policy; Philanthropy and pollution; 9 Relationships with public policies and government; Dorman Long's passivity; The USC's co-operativeness; Stewarts and Lloyds' separatism; Conclusions on social action; 10 Conclusions; Source material; Index
Control code
ocn882771264
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306905725
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
621823
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34459716
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)882771264
  • ebl1306905729

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