This book, one of a series focusing on selected industries through general background descriptions and specific cases directed at the operating programs and policies of companies within those industries, describes actual trucking company situations and management decision-making processes in case studies. The cases have been selected to be representative of the vital decisions that influence the overall competitiveness of these firms. Most of them were developed as a response to the question posed to management. "What are the most important decisions that you have made in the recent history of your company?" Generally, the responses and, therefore, the case studies focused on operating policy. The approach of this book is to present an inside look at an industry through "situational analysis" rather than the more conventional "theoretic construct" approach. The situation and views of the managers are presented; but the final analysis and conclusion are left to the reader (rather than have the actual outcome or "textbook" solution be presented). General principles of good management in the motorcarrier industry are intended to be derived from working through each of the case studies presented here. An introductory note and glossary designed to provide a general background for individuals who are unfamiliar with the industry are provided.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Heath (DC) and Company

    Lexington Books, 125 Spring Street
    Lexington, MA  United States  02173
  • Authors:
    • WYCKOFF, D D
    • MAISTER, D H
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 191 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00301290
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0669-01113-4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 2003 12:00AM