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Skrabec, Quentin R.

Works: 46 works in 149 publications in 2 languages and 11,013 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Case studies  Rules 
Roles: Author
Classifications: LA2317.M2, B
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Most widely held works by Quentin R Skrabec
William McGuffey : mentor to American industry by Quentin R Skrabec( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanks to William Holmes McGuffey, frontier America's literacy rate was the world's highest, producing four generations of American leadership in the arts, science, and engineering. In his much-loved series of readers, McGuffey revolutionized education in America, merging basic principles with classic readings. Throughout Prof. Skrabec's research on American industrialists, the name William McGuffey kept popping up. William McGuffey was clearly the mentor of many of America's greatest capitalists
William McKinley, apostle of protectionism by Quentin R Skrabec( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William McKinley was the first U.S. president to address globalization; his legacy in protectionism and immigrant labor offer lessons for the current era. He orchestrated an alliance between big business and the American worker that ushered in one of the greatest periods of growth ever known in the U.S. economy. Yet McKinley has been in the shadow of his successor Theodore Roosevelt for over a hundred years. As Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, McKinley had forged a tariff bill in 1888 that united a nation that was still divided between North and South, East and West. His continued efforts to support free trade, protected by managed markets in the tradition of Henry Clay, and worker benefits like those provide by George Westinghouse, led to a great economic compromise. Further, with revolutionary, visionary rhetoric laden with America's economic manifest destiny he appealed to everyone from the steelworkers of Pittsburgh to the New York bankers. He articulated a uniting philosophy: Free trade in the United States is founded upon a community of equalities and reciprocities. [F]ree foreign trade admits the foreigner to equal privileges with our citizens. It invites the product of foreign cheap labor to this market in competition with the domestic, representing better paid labor [albeit with tariffs to protect that domestic product]. McKinley's vision built the industrial base of the nation. By the end of his presidency the American steel, glass, rubber, oil, machinery and electrical appliance industries dominated the world. He was one of America's most popular presidents. As his funeral train crossed the nation in 1901, factory workers and captains of industry alike stood along the rails to mourn him. Never since has such a political alliance between labor and management been forged. He was the last president to build a voting alliance between laborers, immigrant workers, and capitalists. That alliance was marred by famous labor strikes and the building of great trusts, yet he still managed to sweep the labor votes in the great industrial centers due to his belief in reciprocity and protectionism. McKinley's role as a dinner pail Republican offers insights into how America can approach today's globalization with the best interests of the home team in mind
George Westinghouse : gentle genius by Quentin R Skrabec( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Westinghouse's story is rich in drama and in breadth, a story of power, city building, and applying the Golden Rule in business. His biography intersects with those of many great personalities of the Gilded Age, such as J.P. Morgan, Henry Clay Frick, Andrew Carnegie, the Mellon Family, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Nikola Tesla. One of the most successful industrialists in America, George Westinghouse was a wizard who took a much different approach than Thomas Edison. Westinghouse became a manager of innovation. He was not only an inventor in his own right, but the orchestra leader of a symphony of ideas. Westinghouse developed the corporate model of invention and research. His innovations allowed Westinghouse to take the lead in electrical distribution. While Edison electrified New York City, the nation turned in favor of the AC current system of Westinghouse. He was a pioneer in pension plans and in planned communities for workers. His natural gas distribution system did more than Carnegie's capital to make Pittsburgh the Steel City. The panic of 1907 changed Westinghouse. It took the energy out of the industrial lion and resulted in a personal depression, which led to his death in 1914. Samuel Gompers said that, if industry had been run by men like Westinghouse, there would have been no need for unions. Employees loved the gentle genius who worried about them routinely. Over 55,000 employees voluntarily collected money for a memorial to Westinghouse in 1955; this memorial would have been the one he cherished the most
The world's richest neighborhood : how Pittsburgh's East Enders forged American industry by Quentin R Skrabec( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Benedict's rule for business success by Quentin R Skrabec( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Benedict's rule is one of a handful of documents, such as the Magna Carta and U.S. Constitution, that make up the foundation of Western civilization. Benedict's Rule is an organizational blueprint for success and Benedict's original organization is the oldest in the world (over 1500 years). The beauty of The Rule is its organizational genius, which has wide application beyond monastic groups. The rule is a basic textbook to create and maintain effective organizations. It offers today's reader insights into some of the most difficult resource management in business. The rule is a guide to success for entrepreneurs, managers, and everyone in the world of business. St. Benedict's rule for business success is must reading for entrepreneurs, managers, and business. Furthermore, it is great for anyone wanting to develop effective organizations, from church groups to Girl Scouts
The fall of an American Rome : de-Industrialization of the American dream by Quentin R Skrabec( )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the de-industrialization of America, written by a Business professor with a background in steel company management who grew up in the city of Pittsburgh and loved its manufacturing environment. The book is based on the facts and aims to avoid any partisan political viewpoint - which is not as difficult as it may seem, since both U.S. political parties support free trade economics. The story does not single out the union, the workers, management, politicians, or American voters and consumers, since there is plenty of blame to share. Even the economic policy of the country s
The 100 most significant events in American business : an encyclopedia by Quentin R Skrabec( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history, important commercial developments in the United States have made it possible for American companies to leverage tough economic conditions to survive--even thrive in a volatile marketplace. This reference book examines the top 100 groundbreaking events in the history of American business and illustrates their influence on the labor laws, business practices, and management methodologies of corporate America today. The 100 Most Significant Events in American Business: An Encyclopedia depicts the chronological order of events contributing to the evolution of American business, with an emphasis on the commercial innovations of each period. The book explores the origins of successful brands, including Apple, Wal-Mart, and Heinz; demonstrates the successful collaboration between public and private sectors illustrated by the Erie Canal, Hoover Dam, and the interstate highway system; and depicts the commercial impact of major economic events from the Panic of 1857 to the Great Recession of 2009
H.J. Heinz : a biography by Quentin R Skrabec( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few people know anything at all about the founder of this global brand, H.J. Heinz. Heinz was well known for his humane treatment of his employees, customers, and suppliers. Heinz built a commercial empire by his use of industrialized food processing. This book includes over forty photographs many of which are being published for the first time"--Provided by publisher
The Carnegie boys : the lieutenants of Andrew Carnegie that changed America by Quentin R Skrabec( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1890s, the Carnegie Veterans Association began as a group of boyhood friends and older Andrew Carnegie steel partners united to share business ideas. It evolved into a powerful secretive network in American business. This chronicle offers a new, more complex perspective on Carnegie demonstrating how he and his lieutenants helped to shape America's view of capitalism"--Provided by publisher
Benevolent barons : American worker-centered industrialists, 1850-1910 by Quentin R Skrabec( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American business has always had deep roots in community. For over a century, the country looked to philanthropic industrialists to finance hospitals, parks, libraries, civic programs, community welfare and disaster aid. Worker-centered capitalists saw the workplace as an extension of the community and poured millions into schools, job training and adult education. Often criticized as welfare capitalism, this system was unique in the world. Lesser known capitalists like Peter Cooper and George Westinghouse led the movement in the mid-1800s. Westinghouse, in particular, focused on good wages and benefits. Robber barons like George Pullman and Andrew Carnegie would later succeed in corrupting the higher benefits of worker-centered capitalism. This is the story of those accomplished Americans who sought to balance the accumulation of wealth with communal responsibility
The 100 most important American financial crises : an encyclopedia of the lowest points in American economic history by Quentin R Skrabec( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covering events such as banking crises, economic bubbles, natural disasters, trade embargos, and depressions, this single-volume encyclopedia of major U.S. financial downturns provides readers with an event-driven understanding of the evolution of the American economy"--
The green vision of Henry Ford and George Washington Carver : two collaborators in the cause of clean industry by Quentin R Skrabec( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ford and Carver had a unique friendship and a shared vision. This book details their paths to "green" manufacturing and the start of the chemurgic movement in America. The story shows how capitalism can drive the green movement and expand American industry"--Provided by publisher
The metallurgic age : the Victorian flowering of invention and industrial science by Quentin R Skrabec( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In many ways the mind of the Victorian age was absorbed by invention and innovation. A passion for technology and learning resulted in a period not only of discovery but of practical application of the sciences. This volume examines this age of invention and the evolution of fields such as metallurgy, automotive engineering, aerodynamics and industrial arts"--Provided by publisher
Rubber : an American industrial history by Quentin R Skrabec( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The rubber industry was born in bankruptcy and built through bankruptcies. As this history details, many of the great rubber barons--Charles Goodyear, Harvey Firestone, B.F. Goodrich, F.A. Seiberling--found themselves or their companies in bankruptcy courts. Fortunately, the industry has always proven as elastic as its product"--
Edward Drummond Libbey, American glassmaker by Quentin R Skrabec( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Edward Drummond Libbey changed the glass industry with his automatic bottle-making and sheet glass machines. This work examines Libbey's career, particularly his innovation of American flint cut glass, contributions to the middle-class American table through affordable glassware, and his art glass and painting collections, which eventually formed the basis for Toledo Museum of Art's collection"--Provided by publisher
Henry Clay Frick : the life of the perfect capitalist by Quentin R Skrabec( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Henry Clay Frick, reviled in his own time, infamous in ours, was blamed for the Johnston Flood as well as the violent Homestead Strike of 1892 and survived multiple assassination attempts, yet at the same time was an ardent philanthropist, giving over $100 million during his own lifetime and insisting on anonymity"--Provided by publisher
Aluminum in America : a history by Quentin R Skrabec( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of aluminum: metallurgy, engineering, global business and politics -- and the advance of civilization itself. The earth's most abundant metal, aluminum remained largely inaccessible until after the Industrial Revolution. A precious commodity in 1850s, it later became a strategic resource: while steel won World War I, aluminum won World War II. A generation later, it would make space travel possible and the 1972 Pioneer spacecraft would carry a message from mankind to extraterrestrial life, engraved on an aluminum plate. Today aluminum, along with oil, is the natural resource driving geopolitics, and China has taken the lead in manufacture
Michael Owens and the glass industry by Quentin R Skrabec( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of the lost grail of middle management : the renaissance of middle managers by Quentin R Skrabec( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ohio Presidents : eight men and a binding political philosophy in the White House, 1841-1923 by Quentin R Skrabec( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book offers a unique view of the populism and republicanism of Ohio and the Midwest, which resulted in the election of Ohio Presidents from 1868 to 1922"--
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St. Benedict's rule for business success
William McKinley, apostle of protectionismGeorge Westinghouse : gentle geniusSt. Benedict's rule for business successH.J. Heinz : a biographyThe metallurgic age : the Victorian flowering of invention and industrial scienceEdward Drummond Libbey, American glassmakerHenry Clay Frick : the life of the perfect capitalistMichael Owens and the glass industryIn search of the lost grail of middle management : the renaissance of middle managers
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Quentin Skrabec historicus

Skrabec, Quentin R.

Skrabec, Quentin R. 1949-

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