The Renaissance of American Steel

The Renaissance of American Steel : Lessons for Managers in Competitive Industries

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Provides an understanding of how the American steel industry - once thought to be dying - has transformed itself into a world competitor. This book is intended for academics interested in business history, comparative business systems, or corporate systems.
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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 161.5 x 237 x 21.1mm | 492.67g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • line figures
  • 0195108280
  • 9780195108286

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By the end of the 1980s, the once mighty U.S. steel industry seemed on its last legs. More than a quarter of a million jobs had been lost, and communities like Pittsburgh and Bethlehem were devastated. Yet today, the industry again stands as a world-class competitor. In The Renaissance of American Steel, Roger Ahlbrandt, Richard Fruehan, and Frank Giarratani illuminate the forces behind this remarkable comeback, drawing valuable lessons for managers not only in the steel business but in any business now battling the global marketplace. This in-depth analysis of a radically changed industry speaks volumes about the value of flexibility in business. It is an essential resource for any manager working in today's global economy.
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About Roger S. Ahlbrandt

Roger S. Ahlbrandt is Professor and Dean of the School of Business Administration at Portland State University. Richard J. Fruehan is Professor and Director of the Center for Iron and Steelmaking Research at Carnegie Mellon University. Frank Giarratani is Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at the University of Pittsburgh.
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...historians...can gain insight by reading this book. - Ben Gales. Groningen University. 1998
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