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From steam to diesel : managerial customs and organizational capabilities in the twentieth-century American locomotive industry

Author: Albert J Churella
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1998. ©1998
Series: Princeton studies in business and technology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comparative work of business history and the history of technology, the book is not a complete history of any locomotive builder, nor does it explore the origins of the diesel engine in great detail. What it does is to demonstrate how managers addressed radical shifts in technology and production methods. Churella reveals that managerial culture and corporate organizational routines, more than technological
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Churella, Albert J., 1964-
From steam to diesel.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©1998
(DLC) 97051800
(OCoLC)38130678
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Albert J Churella
ISBN: 9780691027760 0691027765 9781400811236 1400811236 9781400822683 1400822688
OCLC Number: 52223415
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Ohio State University, 1994.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 215 pages).
Contents: I. Steam vs. Diesel: The Capabilities and Requirements of a Radically New Technology --
II. Internal-Combustion Railcars: Springboard to Participation in the Diesel Locomotive Industry --
III. First-Mover Advantages and the Decentralized Corporation --
IV. ALCo and Baldwin: Established Companies, New Technologies --
V. Policy and Production during World War II --
VI. Postwar Dieselization and Industry Shakeout --
VII. The Era of Oligopoly.
Series Title: Princeton studies in business and technology.
Responsibility: Albert J. Churella.

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An overview of locomotive producers in the USA during the 20th century. It shows how they responded to the radical technological change from steam to diesel locomotives. Examining managerial culture  Read more...

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