by Pierre Bilger

’Four Million Euros - the Price of my Freedom’ refers to a pay-off that the author, as former President of Alstom, returned to the company after he had left.

This ’honour’ payment gave him the freedom to pen his thoughts on the management of France’s leading rolling stock supplier, where he had spent 12 years of his career. The resulting 333-page French-language book will be of interest to students of Europe’s industrial history, with Bilger looking back at the series of strategic decisions which, he suggests, sowed the seeds of Alstom’s recent difficulties.

ISBN 2-8494-1008-X

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