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Corporate profit and nuclear safety : strategy at Northeast utilities in the 1990s

Author: Paul W MacAvoy; Jean W Rosenthal
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Northeast Utilities Company adopted an ambitious new competitive strategy in the mid-1980s, seeking to become the low-cost supplier in New England electric power markets bracing for deregulation. Given its high-cost nuclear facilities, doing so required a corporate turnaround. For a decade Northeast faced increasing public and employee resistance to cost cutting at its nuclear plants. Though management achieved
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul W MacAvoy; Jean W Rosenthal
ISBN: 0691119945 9780691119946
OCLC Number: 54881858
Description: xv, 153 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Strategic challenge at Northeast Utilities --
2. Northeast's competitive strategy --
3. The nuclear power context for the new competitive strategy --
4. Revisiting competitive strategy in the mid-1990s --
5. Northeast strategy and regulatory shutdown of the Millstone plants.
Responsibility: Paul W. MacAvoy and Jean W. Rosenthal.
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Northeast Utilities Company adopted a new competitive strategy in the mid-1980s. Curtailing outlays on nuclear operations meant high risk that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission would close the plants  Read more...

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