The Engine That Could by Jeffrey L. Cruikshank
Seventy-Five Years of Values-Driven Change at Cummins Engine Company

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The Rise of Cummins Engine Company from a tiny Indiana machine shop to one of the world's leading producers of diesel engines is a story rich with lessons for today's managers. By responding to challenges familiar to all American manufacturers with a tough competitive stance and a uniquely people-centered philosophy, Cummins has carved out a distinctive position in the international industrial landscape.

From its early days with charismatic founder Clessie Cummins to its continued proud independence in an age of hostile takeovers, Cummins has done business with confidence and creativity. This vivid book depicts the tough choices -- often with enormous consequences -- that must be made by successful managers.


About Jeffrey L. Cruikshank

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Sicilia is an experienced consultant, business historian, and author. He has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the Charles Warren Fellowship from Harvard University and a Sloan Foundation grant for his work on stakeholder theory.
Published November 1, 1997 by Harvard Business Review Press. 640 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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