Contemporary American business leaders: a biographical dictionary

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Greenwood Press, 1990 - Business & Economics - 788 pages
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This work contains 116 biographies of American business leaders since World War II. Because many of these are multiple biographies, the dictionary covers more than 150 individual business leaders. The book features full-scale biographies, running several pages in length, on leaders who were chosen specifically to illustrate major American business trends from 1945 to the present. A detailed introductory essay places these business leaders within the context of the most important business trends of the time, providing the reader with an in-depth, incisive view of the evolution of American business during a period of critical transformation. The dictionary also includes a number of female and black business leaders, thereby charting their contributions to American business during a time when the civil rights crusade and the drive for women's rights opened up increasing opportunities for those groups. Each biography in this collection is followed by a detailed bibliography. The backmatter includes a number of appendices that allow the reader to pursue biographies of business leaders according to industry, company, location of business operations, and birthplace, along with listings of black and women business leaders. This volume would make a valuable addition to any university or public library collection, and it would be of great use to anyone interested in business history or management.

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Widely held sources such as Marquis's Who's Who in Finance and Industry and Wilson's Biography Index provide ample access to basic biographical information on the 150 American business leaders treated ... Read full review

Contents

Contemporary American Business Leaders
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American Business Leaders According to Industry
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American Business Leaders by Place of Business
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JOHN N. INGHAM is a Professor of History at the University of Toronto.

LYNNE B. FELDMAN is a freelance researcher and editor.

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