Anderson School of Management Theses & Dissertations

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The main purpose of this thesis is to present the history of a business enterprise in a capitalistic society. More specifically, it is a study of the administration and operation of a business in the past. Another purpose is to give a meaning to the fundamental changes which occurred in the administration of this business, in its policies, control and management; and to give some understanding of how and why these changes came about. Still another purpose is to meet the need for a broad business experience which the individual student and business man can obtain only vicariously. Lastly, it is hoped it may offer some contribution to the evolution of business methods.



Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Level of Degree


Department Name

Anderson School of Management

First Committee Member

Ralph Lemon Edgel

Second Committee Member

Frank Parker Fowler

Third Committee Member

Howard Vivian Finston