Competing in the Third Wave: The Ten Key Management Issues of the Information Age

Competing in the Third Wave: The Ten Key Management Issues of the Information Age

by Jeremy Hope, Tony Hope
     
 

Hope and Hope argue that the "third wave economy" will be one driven by technology, globalization, and deregulation, and that the key to success in this economy will be the ability of organizations to manage knowledge and intellectual assets effectively. Competing in the Third Wave covers ten topics ranging from strategy formulation and business organization to cost…  See more details below

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Hope and Hope argue that the "third wave economy" will be one driven by technology, globalization, and deregulation, and that the key to success in this economy will be the ability of organizations to manage knowledge and intellectual assets effectively. Competing in the Third Wave covers ten topics ranging from strategy formulation and business organization to cost management and business philosophy. Surveying and synthesizing new and classic management literature (especially useful for those with an incomplete management education), the authors discuss how each function in an organization must learn to tie its actions to overarching strategic needs and support each other's efforts. A Library Journal Best Business Book of the Year. "Lucid, logical, and compelling."-Upside "The writing is efficient and precise... serves as a valuable source for investigating those management topics most under discussion today."-Industry Week "Cuts through the hype and data clutter to present the key issues facing managers."-The Futurist "A very insightful book for managers trying to gain a competitive edge in their industries."-Academy of Management Executive "A well written book that will be valued by many managers."-National Productivity Review

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Argues that in the information age, business managers need to reevaluate their thinking about ten important issues. The authors recommend: pursuing innovation and investment over restructuring and retrenchment, emphasizing customer base over product or service, utilizing employee knowledge, reorganizing around networks and processes, finding the right customers, relying less on cost-volume- profit analyses, balancing horizontal processes and managerial control, measuring intangible assets such as brands and information systems, rewarding value-creating work, and evolving away from the overriding objective of maximizing shareholder wealth. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875848075
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.42(h) x 1.03(d)

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