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The Resource From steam to diesel : managerial customs and organizational capabilities in the twentieth-century American locomotive industry, Albert J. Churella

From steam to diesel : managerial customs and organizational capabilities in the twentieth-century American locomotive industry, Albert J. Churella

Label
From steam to diesel : managerial customs and organizational capabilities in the twentieth-century American locomotive industry
Title
From steam to diesel
Title remainder
managerial customs and organizational capabilities in the twentieth-century American locomotive industry
Statement of responsibility
Albert J. Churella
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Churella, Albert J.
Dewey number
338.4/762526/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9712.U52
LC item number
C48 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in business and technology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Locomotive industry
  • Locomotives
  • Lokomotivbauindustrie
  • Management
  • USA
Label
From steam to diesel : managerial customs and organizational capabilities in the twentieth-century American locomotive industry, Albert J. Churella
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Ohio State University, 1994
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-211) 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
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
Control code
38130678
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780691027760
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97051800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)38130678
Label
From steam to diesel : managerial customs and organizational capabilities in the twentieth-century American locomotive industry, Albert J. Churella
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Ohio State University, 1994
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [201]-211) 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
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
Control code
38130678
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780691027760
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
97051800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)38130678

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