RAIL-BASED HOLDING COMPANIES: A VIEW OF SOME INDICATORS OF STRATEGY, MANAGEMENT CHANGE, AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

Rail-based holding companies developed in the 1960s and by 1972 there were 16 which represented a significant portion of the nation's Class I rail mileage. This study is directed at ten such firms, identifying the relation between rate of return on railroad assets and the decision to diversify; examining the degree to which holding companies headed by rail-oriented presidents have engaged in non-rail diversification; and analyzing rail-based holding company performance after their diversification into non-rail activities.

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    American Society of Traffic and Transportation

    547 West Jackson Boulevard
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Authors:
    • Graham, K R
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00322786
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM