Bankers with a Mission: The Presidents of the World Bank, 1946-91

Bankers with a Mission: The Presidents of the World Bank, 1946-91

by Jochen Kraske, William H. Becker, William Diamond, Louis P. Galambos
     
 


This book tells the story of the seven men who presided over the World Bank from 1946 to 1991: Eugene Meyer, John J. McCloy, Eugene R. Black, George D. Woods, Robert S. McNamara, Alden W. Clausen, and Barber B. Conable. The story throws light on the importance of leadership for the building and performance of an institution, especially a global institution.… See more details below

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This book tells the story of the seven men who presided over the World Bank from 1946 to 1991: Eugene Meyer, John J. McCloy, Eugene R. Black, George D. Woods, Robert S. McNamara, Alden W. Clausen, and Barber B. Conable. The story throws light on the importance of leadership for the building and performance of an institution, especially a global institution. Each president made a distinct contribution to building the organization and defining its mission. The chapters in this book describe who those presidents were, how they came to the Bank, and what experiences they brought with them. The essays also analyze the problems these men encountered during their tenure and how they dealt with them, discuss the impact each president had on the Bank, and describe the legacies of these presidents.

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"World Bank aficionados will find some interesting vignettes in Mr. Kraske's biographies."--The Economist

"...an enjoyable and informative book. It is well written, holds the reader's interest, and should be accessible to any reader. The chapters are consistently written and flow smoothly from one to the other with just enough overlap so that any chapter could stand alone as a supplement to other reading."--Journal of Economic Issues

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195211122
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Series:
World Bank Publication Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.92(d)

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