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Document Details


Title: George W. Dick
Local code: OH 144
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Dick describes the steps he took to return the company to profitability when he became executive vice president of the Council for Economic and Industrial Research (C-E-I-R), later the Corporation for Economic and Industrial Research, in 1962. He reviews the management of the company, its finances, and its marketing capabilities. In 1965 Dick left his position as vice president to take over the presidency of American Business Research Bureau and describes the radio ratings research firm and his management of it. Throughout the interview he discusses his relationship with other C-E-I-R executives including Herbert W. Robinson, Maurice G. Kendall, Jack Moshman, Meade Camp, and Robert Holland.
Extent: 46 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=244
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1988 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Dick, George W.
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer
Document location: Arlington, VA
Document date: 19-Feb-1988
Interviewer: Aspray, William
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023938-25478