Problems of measuring railroad productivity

Brand, Horst
October 1974
Monthly Labor Review;Oct74, Vol. 97 Issue 10, p26
Academic Journal
Cites research findings on the measurement of railroad productivity in the U.S. in the 1970s. Impact of mergers among railroad companies; Effects of labor disputes in the sector; Impact of technological changes in railroading in the U.S.


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