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ISBN:0452008174
Author: James C. Worthy
ISBN13: 978-0452008175
Title: Shaping An American Institution: Robert E. Wood and Sears, Roebuck
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Language: English
Publisher: Plume; Updated ed edition (September 1, 1986)
Pages: 299

Shaping An American Institution: Robert E. Wood and Sears, Roebuck by James C. Worthy



This is the story of Robert E. Wood, one of the most extraordinary chief executives in the history of American business, under whose leadership Sears, Roebuck became one of the nation's largest and most enduring successful corporate empires.

This is the story of Robert E. Wood and Sears transformed the nature of American retailing.

New York: Meridian, 1986), 19-21. 29 Richard Sears would be compared with the great showman .

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Robert Elkington Wood (June 13, 1879 – November 6, 1969) was an American military officer and business executive. After retiring from the . Army as a brigadier general, Wood had a successful career as a corporate executive, most notably with Sears, Roebuck and Company. A Republican, Wood was a leader in the Old Right American Conservatism movement from the 1920s through the 1960s as well as a key financial backer of the America First Committee prior to the United States' entry into World War II.

Robert Wood Arrives at Sears, Roebuck. He focused on the railroad industry, which was powerful at the time and full of executives with experience leading large numbers of workers, covering large territories, and managing logistics. More has been written about Sears than any other American retailer. The May 1938 issue of Fortune Magazine contains a fascinating profile of Wood and Sears while they were converting the company to a retail chain.

This is the story of Robert E. Wood, one of the most extraordinary chief executives in the history of American business, under whose leadership Sears, Roebuck became one of the nation's largest and most enduring successful corporate empires. It is the story of one man's vision and shrewd strategy of integrating mass production and mass distribution with mail-order and retail stores. Wood and Sears transformed the nature of American retailing. This intimate insider's account shows an executive who used power and creativity on a grand scale.