Turnaround at Boise Cascade Corporation

Fery, John B.
August 1974
Academy of Management Proceedings (00650668);1974, p1
Conference Proceeding
My remarks will trace: Boise Cascade's rapid, but constructive growth in building materials and paper from its founding in 1957 through the mid-1960's; the company's efforts to diversify in the late 1960's; the serious problems encountered in 1971 and 1972 as a result of diversification; management's successful effort to correct the problems and restore the company's profitability and financial strength; and, finally, management's plan to improve and expand the company's existing businesses via a 1974-78 capital program totaling $1.1 billion.


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