Manufacturing the future : a history of Western Electric / Stephen B. Adams, Orville R. Butler.

Adams, Stephen B., 1955-

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Preface	page vii

Introduction	1

CHAPTER 1
Before the Bell: 1869-1882	14

CHAPTER 2
In Bell's World, but Not of It. 1882-1900	45


CHAPTER 3
Systems of Managing and Managing of Systems:
1900-1925	71

CHAPTER  4
Heard Round the World: 1925-1950	112

CHAPTER 5
Defense and Social Contracts: 1950-1972	148


CHAPTER 6
A Shock to the System: 1972-1984	184

CHAPTER 7
After the Western: 1984-1995	205

Condusion	214

Appendix A: Chief.Executives	219
Appendix B: Company Sales and Employees	220
Notes	225
Bibliographical Essay	251
Index	261