Writing about Business and Industry / Edition 1

Writing about Business and Industry / Edition 1

by Beverly Schneller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195073797

ISBN-13: 9780195073799

Pub. Date: 04/27/1995

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Writing about Business and Industry brings together timeless essays and readings that exemplify excellence in writing about the history, theory, and practice of business. Beverly Schneller, coeditor of Writing about Science, has gathered the works of an extraordinary range of talented minds—Adam Smith, Lewis and Clark, George Orwell, Henry Ford, Beatrice Webb,

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Writing about Business and Industry brings together timeless essays and readings that exemplify excellence in writing about the history, theory, and practice of business. Beverly Schneller, coeditor of Writing about Science, has gathered the works of an extraordinary range of talented minds—Adam Smith, Lewis and Clark, George Orwell, Henry Ford, Beatrice Webb, as well as many others—to instruct and encourage those seeking to become polished writers in business, technical, economic, and related fields. These colorful selections bring specialized composition to life for the student, showing how different styles work for different fields, and enlivening the learning process. Students will hone their writing skills while discovering the Walla Walla River, visiting Wales, pondering the inherent nature of competition, or examining the status of women in the workplace. From Max Weber to contemporary journalism, the historical development of business thought and practice unfolds for the student. For courses in business and technical writing, as well as writing for the social sciences, this engaging collection provides an opportunity to uncover the often surprising possibilities of technical and business prose.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195073799
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/27/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.13(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Inquisitive Spirit
Pensee 139, Blaise Pascal
Of the Division of Labor, Adam Smith
The Dalles to Walla Walla River, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
The Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber
Competition, Friedrich Engels
South Wales, George Orwell
The Working Life of Women, B. L. Hutchins
Management Women and the New Facts of Life, Felice N. Schwartz
Man and Woman: Images on the Left, Eric Hobsbawn
Mary Parker Follett
The Essentials of Leadership
What I Learned About Business, Henry Ford
Cyrus Hall McCormick: From Farm Boy to Tycoon, Robert Sobel
The Acquisitive Spirit
The Wherewithal to Spend: The Economic Background of Renaissance Florence, Richard Goldthwaite
The Enduring Logic of Industrial Success, Alfred D. Chandler
The Occupational Structure of India, Dharma Kumar with Meghnad Desai
Foreign Assembly in Haiti, Joseph Grunwald, Leslie Delatour, and Karl Voltaire
Strategic Intent, Gary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad
Pouring Ideas into Tin Cans, Arthur Pound
Women and the Factory Acts, Beatrice Webb
Black Coats to White Collars: Economic Change, Nonmanual Work, and the Social Structure of Industrializing America, Stuart Blumin
Co-Ordination by Committee, Alfred Pritchard Sloan
Autos: On the Thin Edge, Paul R. Lawrence and Davis Dyer
America Rediscovers W. Edwards Deming, Andrea Gabor
Organizations as Physical Structures, Jeffrey Pfeffer
The Parable of the Sadhu, Bowen McCoy
From Affirmative Action to Affirming Diversity, R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr.
The New Product Development Map, Steven C. Wheelwright and W. Earl Sasser, Jr.

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