Contrived competition: regulation and deregulation in America

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Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1994 - Business & Economics - 439 pages
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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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About the author (1994)

Bruce L. Hay is a professor of law at Harvard Law School. Robert N. Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Richard H. K. Vietor is the Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management at the Harvard Business School.