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Reminiscences of Alan M. Parker : oral history, 2006.

Creator: Parker, Alan M., 1939-
Project: Atlantic Philanthropies Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :transcript: 303 p. sound recordings: 10 CD-ROMs (155; 187; 149 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Former owner & shareholder, Duty Free Shoppers.

Scope and Contents

Personal history: family history, childhood in Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe race relations 50s-60s, Zimbabwe politics 50s-60s, early career as accountant, relocation to United Kingdom 60s, Duty Free Shoppers: early history, Cars International, early operations in Europe, New York, Asia, business troubles 1960s, airport concessions, product line, business strategies, business management, personnel, sale of DFS, relationship between DFS owners, business relationship with Camus, impact of Japanese tourism, business downturn 1990s; Interactions: Charles F. Feeney, Robert W. Miller, Anthony M. Pilaro, Desmond Byrne, Joseph P. Lyons, John Monteiro, Jean E. Gentzbourger.


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Copyright held by: The Trustees of Columbia University of the City of New York and The Atlantic Philanthropies, 2007.

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