The New Paradigm in Business: Emerging Strategies for Leadership and Organizational Change

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This book consists of 29 essays that effectively address the concerns of business leaders as they contemplate the future. Contributors include academicians, practitioners, and entrepreneurs who offer a wealth of valuable insights and present new and creative ways to approach such problems as ethical values, competition, employee issues, leadership, marketing, environmental concerns, and strategic planning. Included are examples of companies that have applied these ideas. Although these topics are covered in other business publications, the approach and level of coverage are unique and important for practitioners and management students. Recommended for larger collections.-- Grace Klinefelter, Ft. Lauderdale Coll., Fla.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874777260
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/16/1993
  • Series: New Consciousness Reader Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Sculpting a New Business Paradigm
Introduction: What Is the New Paradigm in Business? 1
Pt. I The Roots of Present Change
Introduction 13
1 The Breakdown of the Old Paradigm 16
2 The Transformation of Values and Vocation 28
Exemplar: Semco 35
3 Redefinitions of Corporate Wealth 36
4 Escaping the Career Culture 43
5 Competition, Cooperation and Co-creation: Insights from the World Business Academy 50
Exemplar: The Calvert Fund 57
6 Labor as Trash 58
Pt. II The Beginning of New Leadership
Introduction 65
7 A New Kind of Company With a New Kind of Thinking 67
8 Learning Some Basic Truisms About Leadership 72
Exemplar: Amex Life Assurance 81
9 Purpose, Mission, and Vision 82
10 The President as a Poet: An Intimate Conversation With Jim Autry 90
Exemplar: New Hope Communications 100
11 The Corporation Without Boundaries 101
12 Building Community as a Leadership Discipline 107
Exemplar: North American Tool and Die 120
Pt. III Organizational Transformation
Introduction 123
13 The Art & Practice of the Learning Organization 126
Exemplar: Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream, Inc. 138
14 Building a Committed Workplace: An Empowered Organization as a Competitive Advantage 139
15 A Work in Progress at Du Pont: The Creation of a Developmental Organization 147
Exemplar: General Motors 159
16 The Leveraged Buyout as a Positive Force 160
17 Giving Values a Voice: Marketing in the New Paradigm 164
18 The Question of Employee Ownership 171
Exemplar: Promon Tecnologia S.A. 182
Pt. IV Social and Environmental Responsibility
Introduction 187
19 Capitalism at Its Best 190
Exemplar: National Payments Network 194
20 Michael Novak: The Theologian of Capitalism 195
21 The Five Stages of Corporate Moral Development 203
22 The Corporation as a Just Society 205
Exemplar: Working Assets Funding Service 211
23 The Shifting Paradigm of Environmental Management 213
Exemplar: The Body Shop 222
Pt. V Visions of the Future
Introduction 227
24 A Systems Approach to the Emerging Paradigm 230
Exemplar: GE Plastics 238
25 Evolution and Business 239
Exemplar: Des Moines Water Works 249
26 Moving Beyond Breakpoint 250
27 The Age of Light 267
28 Foundation for a New World Order 276
29 Approaching the Millennium: Business as Vehicle for Global Transformation 281
Epilogue: Rebuilding the Spaceship While It Is Still in Flight 290
Permissions 295
About the Editors 299
The World Business Academy 300
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