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From Steam to Diesel: Managerial Customs and Organizational Capabilities in the Twentieth-Century American Locomotive Industry

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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 competency per se, allowed some companies to succeed, yet constrained the actions of others. He details the shift from small-batch custom manufacturing techniques in the steam locomotive industry to mass-production methods in the diesel locomotive industry. He also explains that chance events and fortuitous technological linkages helped to shape competitive patterns in the locomotive industry.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400801206
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Subject:
Management
Author:
Churella, Albert
Subject:
History
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Management
Subject:
History
Subject:
Business & Economics-Industries - General
Subject:
History-United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Transportation : Railroads - General
Subject:
History : United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Business & Economics : Industries - General
Publication Date:
February 2001
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
244

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Business » Management
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History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
Transportation » Railroads » General

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