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The Resource BFGoodrich : tradition and transformation, 1870-1995, Mansel G. Blackford, K. Austin Kerr

BFGoodrich : tradition and transformation, 1870-1995, Mansel G. Blackford, K. Austin Kerr

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BFGoodrich : tradition and transformation, 1870-1995
Title
BFGoodrich
Title remainder
tradition and transformation, 1870-1995
Statement of responsibility
Mansel G. Blackford, K. Austin Kerr
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, BFGoodrich made rubber goods ranging from fire hoses to automobile tires and, in so doing, became one of the largest and most important rubber manufacturers in the world. The history of the BFGoodrich Company has been a complex blend of transformations and traditions, as this study of the company's history from the firm's founding in 1870 through its 125th anniversary in 1995 reveals. Mansel G. Blackford and K. Austin Kerr, two leading business historians, place the BFGoodrich story in the full context of the industries and the economic environments in which the firm operated. In what is more than an internal study, Blackford and Kerr examine BFGoodrich's strategies for growth in light of technological developments, changes in labor relations, and modifications in government-business relations that constantly reshaped how the firm and its competitors conducted business. Granted full access to corporate records and given full cooperation in interviews, with no restrictions placed on their writing, the authors provide an almost unprecedented look at how a major American institution evolved over more than a century
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DLC
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1944-
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Blackford, Mansel G.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9161.U54
LC item number
B143 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kerr, K. Austin
Series statement
Historical perspectives on business enterprise series
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  • B.F. Goodrich Company
  • Rubber industry and trade
  • Tire industry
Label
BFGoodrich : tradition and transformation, 1870-1995, Mansel G. Blackford, K. Austin Kerr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-489) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Goodrich and the Akron elite: entrepreneurial opportunities in rubber, 1870-1907 -- The growth of the tire industry: diversification in rubber products, 1908-1918 -- Expansion in rubber making, relative decline in tire making, 1919-1929 -- Coping with the Great Depression, 1930-1939 -- The crises of World War II: planting the seeds of transformation -- Strategies for a peacetime economy: the traditional company, 1945-1959 -- Building the Goodrich Chemical Company, 1945-1971 -- A troubled Goodrich: traditional products and corporate startegy, 1957-1971 -- New management, old problems, 1972-1979 -- The restructuring of BFGoodrich, 1980-1988 -- Tradition and transformation: BFGoodrich in the 1990a
Control code
34472276
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 507 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780814206966
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96013482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
BFGoodrich : tradition and transformation, 1870-1995, Mansel G. Blackford, K. Austin Kerr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-489) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Goodrich and the Akron elite: entrepreneurial opportunities in rubber, 1870-1907 -- The growth of the tire industry: diversification in rubber products, 1908-1918 -- Expansion in rubber making, relative decline in tire making, 1919-1929 -- Coping with the Great Depression, 1930-1939 -- The crises of World War II: planting the seeds of transformation -- Strategies for a peacetime economy: the traditional company, 1945-1959 -- Building the Goodrich Chemical Company, 1945-1971 -- A troubled Goodrich: traditional products and corporate startegy, 1957-1971 -- New management, old problems, 1972-1979 -- The restructuring of BFGoodrich, 1980-1988 -- Tradition and transformation: BFGoodrich in the 1990a
Control code
34472276
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 507 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780814206966
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96013482
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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