Friendly Takeover by James B. Lieber

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A close-up look at the struggle of a West Virginia steel company's struggle to save itself chronicles the buyout efforts of company employees, the battle against entrenched labor and management interests, and what it took to make the company successful. 15,000 first printing. Tour.
 

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Published June 1, 1995 by Viking Adult. 400 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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Despite frequent infighting, Weirton has retained a place in the global steel market in large measure because labor and management found ways to get along with each other at critical junctures.

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Lieber, a Pittsburgh lawyer and writer, spent five years preparing this straightforward narrative account of Ernest T. Weir's successful Depression-era steel company, the changing postwar technology o

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Weir's successful Depression-era steel company, the changing postwar technology of plastics and aluminum that severely damaged the firm's competitiveness, and ``the ultimate experiment in capitalism''--an employee stock ownership plan facilitated by federal legislation and by tax rulings of the 1...

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