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British Rail 1974–1997From Integration to Privatisation$
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Terry Gourvish

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199250059

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.001.0001

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Reorganising for Privatisation, 1992–4

Reorganising for Privatisation, 1992–4

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(p.392) 12 Reorganising for Privatisation, 1992–4
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British Rail 1974–1997
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Terry Gourvish (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.003.0012

This chapter focuses on the reorganization of the British Railways Board to make way for privatization. Topics discussed include the new railway structure and the management of the restructuring process. It is shown that the period 1992-4 was marked by disequilibrium and frenetic activity. Despite the Board's opposition to the government's chosen model for railway privatization, a group of key managers entered a period marked by extreme hard work with the aim of complying with imposed and tight deadlines.

Keywords:   British Railways Board, privatization, reorganization, railway structure, restructuring

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