STALLED PROFESSIONALISM: THE RECRUITMENT OF RAILWAY OFFICIALS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1885-1940

The author investigation of American railway management indicates that the railroads, which had been such innovative institutions in the nineteenth century, clung to ossified and outmoded managerial practices after the industry reached maturity. Inbred and inflexible systems of recruitment and promotion, he argues, were a noteworthy aspect of the economic decline of American railroads in the twentieth century.

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    Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration

    214-16 Baker Library, Soldiers Field
    Boston, MA  USA  02163
  • Authors:
    • Morris, S
  • Publication Date: 1973-9

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  • Pagination: 18 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00054303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Business History Review
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1974 12:00AM