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Financing Fiber: Corning’s Invasion of the Telecommunications Market

Margaret B. W. Graham

in Financing Innovation in the United States, 1870 to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262122894
eISBN:
9780262277884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262122894.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter tackles what challenges and risks Corning Glass Works faced in the financing of optical fiber innovation. The challenges involved in such a venture included the inventing and developing ... More


Parting Patriarchs of the Family Firms

Jeffrey Sonnenfeld

in The Hero’s Farewell: What Happens When CEOs Retire

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195065831
eISBN:
9780199854899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195065831.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The conflict and confusion that follow in the wake of monarchic departures can be found as well following the other leadership departure styles if they occur in a family firm. To gain further ... More


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