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Tom Peters

Tom Peters

1st Edition

John C. Wood, Michael Wood
November 19, 2012

Hailed as the ‘über guru’ by The Economist¸ Tom Peters (b. 1942) is one of the most influential business thinkers of our age. He is the subject of this new collection from Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Evaluations in Business and Management series. It brings together the best critical assessments...

Rosabeth M. Kanter

Rosabeth M. Kanter

1st Edition

Michael Wood, John C. Wood
December 13, 2011

Rosabeth Moss Kanter (b. 1943)—described by The Economist as ‘one of the few women in recent years to have achieved genuine guru status’—introduced the concept of ‘empowerment’ into management thought. She is the subject of this new collection from Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Evaluations in...

Henry Mintzberg

Henry Mintzberg

1st Edition

John C. Wood
December 02, 2011

Henry Mintzberg (b. 1939) is one of the world’s leading thinkers in management and strategic planning. New from Routledge’s Critical Evaluations in Business and Management series, this new four-volume collection brings together the best and most influential critical writing on Mintzberg and his...

John P. Kotter

John P. Kotter

1st Edition

John C. Wood
December 14, 2010

John P. Kotter (b. 1947), a leading authority on business leadership and change, is the subject of this new collection from Routledge’s acclaimed Critical Evaluations in Business and Management series. It brings together in two volumes the best critical evaluations of his work. The collection is...

Michael Porter

Michael Porter

1st Edition

John C. Wood, Mike C. Wood
September 29, 2009

Michael Porter (b. 1947) has been described by The Economist as ‘the doyen of living management gurus’. Boldly introducing the language and concepts of economics into management theory, his work has focused on how a firm (or a region) can build a competitive advantage and develop a competitive...

Chris Argyris

Chris Argyris

1st Edition

John C. Wood, Michael Wood
April 20, 2009

Chris Argyris (b. 1923) was one of the key figures in the Human Relations Movement in the 1960s and 1970s; he is widely regarded as the founding father of the learning organization. His work has made substantial contributions to the understanding of organizational behaviour, organizational learning...

Alfred D. Chandler: Critical Evaluation

Alfred D. Chandler: Critical Evaluation

1st Edition

John C Wood, Michael C Wood
December 24, 2007

Alfred D. Chandler (1918–2007) was the founder of modern business history. He was a critical early influence on strategic management and is famous for the dictum that ‘structure follows strategy’. This two-volume collection, a new title in the Routledge Major Works series, Critical Evaluations in...

H. Igor Ansoff Critical Evaluations in Business and Management 2 vol

H. Igor Ansoff Critical Evaluations in Business and Management 2 vol

1st Edition

John C Wood, Michael C Wood
June 28, 2007

The visionary theories of H. Igor Ansoff (1918–2002) on strategic business management have inspired worldwide acclaim. Called ‘the father of strategic management’ by Henry Mintzberg, he proposed that long-term profitability for a company results only from a commitment to understanding the political...

Herbert Simon (3 Volume set)

Herbert Simon (3 Volume set)

1st Edition

JOHN CUNNINGHAM WOOD, MICHAEL CUNNINGHAM WOOD
March 29, 2007

Herbert Simon (1916–2001) was a polymathic intellectual. A founding figure of the field of artificial intelligence, he gained renown in the 1950s (with Allen Newell) as the creator of the first ‘thinking machine’. Simon was also a central figure during the cognitive revolution in psychology in the...

Peter F. Drucker

Peter F. Drucker

1st Edition

Michael C. Wood, John C. Wood
October 27, 2005

A polymath and prolific writer, Peter F. Drucker has published influential books across seven decades. Taking a humanistic approach to management, he emphasises that it is people who create business, which in turn means that they have a crucial role in modern society. This collection gathers...

Joseph M. Juran

Joseph M. Juran

1st Edition

John C. Wood, Michael C. Wood
June 09, 2005

For more than seventy years, the teachings and writings of Joseph M. Juran have had a profound impact on the quality of the products we buy and use everyday. His pioneering work in 'quality' is heralded all around the world, and his ideas on total quality management centre upon the role of...

W.E. Deming: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

W.E. Deming: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

1st Edition

John C. Wood, Michael C. Wood
December 02, 2004

W. Edwards Deming's name is synonymous with Total Quality Management. His ideas were at first enthusiastically adopted by Japanese businesses. Deming is recognized as putting Japan on the road to leadership in international business and industry and was awarded the Second Order of the Sacred...

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