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Cargill: Trading the World's Grain
     

Cargill: Trading the World's Grain

by Wayne G. Broehl Jr.
 

Leading business historian Wayne G. Broehl, Jr. offers the first full-scale history of Cargill and its rise to international leadership among the "big five" grain traders, a group whose distinctions are private ownership and a passion for secrecy, even though they deal in the most "public" of commodities, the grains that feed the world.

In Broehl's account

Overview

Leading business historian Wayne G. Broehl, Jr. offers the first full-scale history of Cargill and its rise to international leadership among the "big five" grain traders, a group whose distinctions are private ownership and a passion for secrecy, even though they deal in the most "public" of commodities, the grains that feed the world.

In Broehl's account the Cargill story becomes a grand narrative history and reveals a classic example of the American tradition of development from a small-scale frontier enteprise to a complex international organization and a successful competitor in global markets. Cargill, International ranks highly on the Forbes list of the 400 largest private companies. Over the years the company has successfully integrated into its operations everything from manufacturing steel to squeezing oranges to turning chickens into McNuggets, but the core business was, and has remained grain, one of the basic building blocks of civilization.

Carefully documented from a rich lode of family and business correspondence made available for the first time, Cargill is history at its best. Wayne Broehl has continued the story of this remarkable company in Cargill: Going Global (1998).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874515725
Publisher:
Dartmouth College Press
Publication date:
02/01/1992
Pages:
1027
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.41(d)

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Ray A. Goldberg
Cargill: Going Global by Wayne Broehl is an outstanding book and must reading for business managers, educators, students and public policy leaders who have an interest in the global value of food system-the largest sector of the world economy.

Meet the Author

WAYNE G. BROEHL, JR. is Benjamin Ames Kimball Professor of the Science of Administration Emeritus, Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College. His books include Tuck and Tucker: The Origin of the Graduate Business School (1999), John Deere's Company (1984), and the award-winning Molly Maguires (1964).

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