Oral history interview with Raymond G. Fisher 1975

 

Name
Fisher, Raymond G (Interviewee)
Nackman, Mark E (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Raymond G. Fisher 1975
Abstract
Early government statistical programs; Washington during New Deal; War Production Board allocation work; postwar rebuilding efforts in Berlin; strength of Continental's European subsidiaries; German vs. English social and economic structure; work for Rockefellers; Eisenhower campaign; General Clay's business philosophy, effects on Continental; steel strike, 1950s, move to packaging, 1950s mergers; success of Mills process in plastics markets; competition with American Can; acquisition and reorganization of Shellman plants; history of Diversified Products Group, coordination problems, sales; trends in can business over last twenty years; White Cap operations; product life cycles, profitability; production, distribution, profit problems of Bondware; Tee-pak, Crest cups; paper-plastic competition; international operations since the 1960s; coordination of European manufacturing and marketing programs; obsolescence of European licensee arrangements; worldwide expansion into economic developing areas, especially Brazil; foreign woodland resources; Russian business cooperation, association; future developmental possibilities in China, Indonesia.
Collection Name
Continental Group project
Subjects
Executives; International business enterprises; Consolidation and merger of corporations; Presidents--Election--1952.--United States; Container industry; Paper containers; Fisher, Raymond G; Continental Can Company
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1975
Note (Biographical)
Executive.
Note
Interviewed by Mark E. Nackman on May 8th, 1975.
Note (Provenance)
Raymond G. Fisher, Gift 1976
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13537934
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-f5hn-yz73
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.