Strategy and Structure in the UK Tobacco Industry

  • Bernard W. E. Alford


This paper covers the development of the Imperial Tobacco Co. (of Great Britain and Ireland) Ltd (ITCo) over the period from 1901 to the early 1960s. My analysis is divided into two parts: a brief description of the main changes in the company’s organisation and a comparison of Imperial’s development with the Chandler typology.1


Cash Flow Executive Committee Tobacco Industry British American Tobacco Excise Duty 
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  1. 2.
    See B. W. E. Alford, W. D. & H. O. Wills and the Development of the U.K. Tobacco Industry, 1786–1965 (London, 1973) pp. 251, 254, 259–60, 264–97, 304, 363.Google Scholar
  2. 4.
    Sir Wilfrid Anson (deputy chairman of the company from 1948 to 1958) in R. S. Edwards and H. Townsend, Business Enterprise: Its Growth and Organisation (London, 1961 ) pp. 65–6.Google Scholar

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