Economist Guide to Management Ideasby Tim Hindle
The twentieth century, the latter half of it especially, saw a revolution in the thinking that underpinned the management of business. This book distils the 100 most significant ideas and provides an overview of the intellectual framework that has guided managers in the past and which will continue to influence them in the future. From A to Z, they are: Activity-based costing; Balanced scorecard; Barriers to entry and exit; Benchmarking; Brainstorming; Branding; Business cycle; Business modelling; Business plan; C Curve; Cannibalisation; Championing; Change management; Cherry picking; Clustering; Competitive advantage; Convergence; Core competence; Cost-benefit analysis; Crisis management; Critical path analysis; Cross-selling; Culture; Customer relationship management; Decentralisation; Delayering; Differentiation; Diversification; Double-loop learning; Downsizing; E-commerce; Economies of scale; Economies of scope; Empowerment; Enterprise resource planning; Entrepreneurship; Ethical business; Excellence; Experience curve; Family firm; Franchising; Game theory; Glass ceiling; Globalisation; Growth share matrix; The Hawthorne effect; Hierarchy of needs; Innovation; Intrapreneurship; Just-in-time; Keiretsu; Knowledge management; Leadership; Lean production; Learning organisation; Management by objectives; Management by walking about; Mass customisation; Mass production; Matrix management; Mentoring; Mission statement; Niche market; Open book management; Operational research; Outsourcing; Pareto principle; Performance-related pay; Peter principle; Planned obsolescence; Portfolio working; Post-merger integration; Process improvement; Product life-cycle; Quality circle;Re-engineering; Satisficing; Scenario planning; Scientific management; Segmentation; Seven Ss; Small is beautiful; Span of control; Strategic alliance; Strategic planning; Structure; Succession planning; SWOT analysis; Synergy; Technology transfer; Theories X and Y; Total quality management; Unbundling; Unique selling proportion; Value chain; Vertical integration; The virtual organisation; Vision; Zero-base budgeting. For anyone who wants to get to grips with the concepts that lie behind current business success, there is no better reference source than this Guide to Management Ideas.
Author Biography: Tim Hindle is a former management editor of The Economist and the author of sever best-selling books on management and business. He was the founder editor of EuroBusiness and has been editor of Director magazine.
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