Airline Executives and Federal Regulation: Case Studies in American Enterprise from the Airmail Era to the Dawn of the Jet Age
Whitelegg, Drew, The Journal of Transport History
W. David Lewis (ed.), Airline Executives and Federal Regulation: case studies in American enterprise from the airmail era to the dawn of the jet age, Ohio State University Press, Columbus OH (2000), 379 pp., $60.00.
This book argues that the airline industry's development was determined by the individual characters of airline executives and their relationship with federal authorities, most obviously the Civil Aeronautics Board. Politics was pivotal, even for executives who ostensibly cared little for it. `Entrepreneurs may distrust government,' suggests Lewis, `but they will court its intervention if it suits their purposes to do so' (p. 38). This still bears relevance today, and …
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Publication information: Article title: Airline Executives and Federal Regulation: Case Studies in American Enterprise from the Airmail Era to the Dawn of the Jet Age. Contributors: Whitelegg, Drew - Author. Journal title: The Journal of Transport History. Volume: 22. Issue: 2 Publication date: September 2001. Page number: 167+. © Manchester University Press Mar 1998. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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