The Craft of General Management

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This text covers basic concepts and emerging issues through readings by well-known authorities from Harvard Business School, other academic institutions, and consulting. Vital issues for the 1990s are explored, including ethical aspects of general management, managing business-government relations, and analyzing the competitive environment. Strategy and leadership are highlighted. The Practice of Management Series.
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Overview

This text covers basic concepts and emerging issues through readings by well-known authorities from Harvard Business School, other academic institutions, and consulting. Vital issues for the 1990s are explored, including ethical aspects of general management, managing business-government relations, and analyzing the competitive environment. Strategy and leadership are highlighted. The Practice of Management Series.
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This text covers basic concepts and emerging issues through readings by well-known authorities from Harvard Business School, other academic institutions, and consulting. Highlighting strategy and leadership, the book explores vital issues of the 1990s, including ethical aspects of general management, managing business-government relations, and analyzing the competitive environment. Distributed in the college market by McGraw-Hill (ISBN 0-07-006762-7). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070067622
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/1/1992
  • Series: Practice of Management Ser.
  • Pages: 344

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 The Work of General Management
1 Six Basics for General Managers 9
2 Good Managers Don't Make Policy Decisions 20
3 Strategic Change: "Logical Incrementalism" 32
4 Management and the World's Work 47
5 General Managers in the Middle 60
Pt. 2 Making Strategy
6 How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy 77
7 From Competitive Advantage to Corporate Strategy 89
8 Competing Through Manufacturing 115
9 Making Planning Strategic 134
10 Strategic Intent 144
Pt. 3 Building the Organization
11 Muscle-Build the Organization 165
12 Organization Design: Fashion or Fit? 177
13 From Control to Commitment in the Workplace 197
14 Reward Systems and the Role of Compensation 209
15 Managing Resource Allocation 222
16 Fast-Cycle Capability for Competitive Power 230
Pt. 4 Managing Complexity
17 A Framework for Analyzing Government Involvement in Business 245
18 Managing for Efficiency, Managing for Equity 252
19 The Challenges, Motivations, and Mentalities of MNC Management 262
20 General Management in Diversified Firms 271
21 Can the Best Corporations Be Made Moral? 276
22 The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits 287
Pt. 5 Leadership
23 The Effective Decision 297
24 The Human Dilemmas of Leadership 307
25 Managers and Leaders: Are They Different? 317
Index 333
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