Contrived Competition: Regulation and Deregulation in America

Contrived Competition: Regulation and Deregulation in America

by Richard Vietor
     
 

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This book explains how four major firms—American Airlines, El Paso Natural Gas, AT&T, and Bank America—and their respective managements were challenged by the deregulation of markets starting in the late 1970s. The four stories illustrate the dynamic process of market restructuring and organizational adjustment, as well as the ways in which managers and

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This book explains how four major firms—American Airlines, El Paso Natural Gas, AT&T, and Bank America—and their respective managements were challenged by the deregulation of markets starting in the late 1970s. The four stories illustrate the dynamic process of market restructuring and organizational adjustment, as well as the ways in which managers and regulators painfully learned to operate effectively as their economic and political environments shifted around them.

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Vietor (business administration, Harvard U.) lionizes the heroic senior managers of four giant US corporations who weathered the deregulation frenzy of the 1980s to make their companies profitable again: American Airlines, El Paso Natural Gas, AT&T, and BankAmerica. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674169623
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Pages:
454
Product dimensions:
6.68(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.17(d)

Meet the Author

Richard H. K. Vietor is Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, and the author of several previous books on aspects of regulation, business, and public policy.

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