This book examines the changes in General Motors' organization between 1924 and 1970.
Table of Contents
1. The modern corporation and the problem of order; 2. Creating corporate order: conflicting versions of decentralization at GM, 1921–33; 3. Administrative centralization of the M-Form, 1934–41; 4. Participative decentralization redefined: mobilizing for war production, 1941–5; 5. The split between finance and operations: postwar problems and organization structure, 1945–8; 6. Consent as an organization weapon: coalition politics and the destruction of cooperation, 1948–58; 7. Consent destroyed: the decline and fall of General Motors, 1958–80; 8. Conclusion.
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