Instant Management: The Best Ideas from the People Who Have Made a Difference in how We Manage

Instant Management: The Best Ideas from the People Who Have Made a Difference in how We Manage

by Carol Kennedy
     
 

What exactly are Deming's famous 14 points? How can managers analyze their own company's competitiveness using Michael Porter's strategies for competitive advantage? How did Peters and Waterman's In Search of Excellence formula get debunked with the 1980s? How do companies really Thrive on Chaos? If you don't have ready answers for these important management questions…  See more details below

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What exactly are Deming's famous 14 points? How can managers analyze their own company's competitiveness using Michael Porter's strategies for competitive advantage? How did Peters and Waterman's In Search of Excellence formula get debunked with the 1980s? How do companies really Thrive on Chaos? If you don't have ready answers for these important management questions, Instant Management is the book for you - whether you've been out of school for years and forgotten the details of the economic Major Works, or it's the night before the exam and you need a quick "refresher" on all the semester's reading. Taking the best ideas from the most important management thinkers of our time, Instant Management is the ideal reference guide for understanding modern management strategy. In quick, easy-to-read essays, Carol Kennedy provides concise summaries capturing the essence of thirty-four seminal thinkers and their major works. In addition to the blow-by-blow key points for each theorist, every entry includes a brief biography and a list of important source titles. Instant Management is perfect reading for the busy executive or student. Covering a range of thinkers spanning the century - from Max Weber to Tom Peters, from F. W. Taylor to Rosabeth Moss Kanter - this user-friendly guide is indispensable for gaining the greatest amount of knowledge in the management field in the shortest amount of time. Why read thirty-four business texts when you can read just one?

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Kennedy, executive editor of the British Institute of Directors' journal, Director , provides a welcome guide to today's ever-growing flood of books by management ``gurus'' in 34 summaries of management theories and brief, lively biographies of authors and important titles. Claiming that many of the gurus ``build on each other's ideas and their own,'' she points out that the writings of General Motors decentralizer Alfred P. Sloan and AT&T's ``Organization Man,'' Chester Barnard, as well as F. W. Taylor's mechanistic management theories and Douglas McGregor's and Abraham Maslow's advocacy of human motivation have influenced generations of leaders. And she reports that while quality-control pioneers like W. E. Deming inspired Japan's industrial miracle, Tom Peters and Robert Waterman coauthored the world's bestselling business book, In Search of Excellence. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688135119
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Product dimensions:
5.09(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.67(d)

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