BUSINESS ABROAD: The Yanks at Fawley

American production methods are fine for America, but would not work in England and other foreign countries. So runs the argument of many a British businessman. But last week a report issued by the British Institute of Management told British businessmen that they are wrong. The report was on the building of Esso's giant refinery at Fawley in Hampshire, approximately 83 miles southwest of London, under the supervision of a 70-man American management team. The $105 million Fawley refinery, says the report, is the largest ever built anywhere at one time (annual...

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