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High Performance Work Systems: The Digital Experience

High Performance Work Systems: The Digital Experience

1st Edition

David A. Buchanan, James McCalman
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1989. Management styles in developed western countries are undergoing a crisis phase. Increased levels of international competition and volatile trading conditions are creating new demands of job skills and responsibilities. The management challenge is to find work...

Science in Management: Some Applications of Operational Research and Computer Science

Science in Management: Some Applications of Operational Research and Computer Science

1st Edition

C. S. Chedzey
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1970. Management consultants in the United Kingdom are often accused of cloaking their activities in secrecy. The confidential nature of consulting work often precludes the publication of case examples and it is only occasionally that press reports appear summarizing...

The Reforming Organization: Making Sense of Administrative Change

The Reforming Organization: Making Sense of Administrative Change

1st Edition

Nils Brunsson, Johan P. Olsen
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1993. Organizations have become larger, more professionalized, more differentiated, and wealthier. At the same time, they are often subject to large-scale changes: either as a result of mergers and acquisitions, or simply in response to changed market conditions or new...

The Challenge to Western Management Development: International Alternatives

The Challenge to Western Management Development: International Alternatives

1st Edition

Julia Davies, Mark Easterby-Smith, Sarah Mann, Morgan Tanton
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1989. Given the increasing amount of economic competition at a global level, the quality and provision of management education is coming under very close scrutiny in a large number of countries, both in developing countries where management is relatively new, and in...

Organizational Design for Marketing Futures

Organizational Design for Marketing Futures

1st Edition

Roy Hayhurst, Gordon Wills
October 29, 2019

This study, originally published in 1972, presents a critical, in-depth survey of the organization of marketing activity in the United Kingdom. This report of practice in over 500 major British firms provides some enlightening information and allows certain objective bench-marks to be established...

Bosses in British Business: Managers and Management from the Industrial Revolution to the Present Day

Bosses in British Business: Managers and Management from the Industrial Revolution to the Present Day

1st Edition

F. R. Jervis
October 29, 2019

In this volume, first published in 1974, the author provides an introduction to the historical development of management in business. Success and failure in a commercial world can be explained partly in terms of economic forces, but much also depends on the people, on the management of the firms –...

Managerial Planning: An Optimum and Stochastic Control Approach (Volume 2)

Managerial Planning: An Optimum and Stochastic Control Approach (Volume 2)

1st Edition

Charles S. Tapiero
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1977. Management is a dynamic process reflected in three essential functions: management of time, change and people. The book provides a bridging gap between quantitative theories imbedded in the systems approach and managerial decision-making over time and under risk. The...

A Management System for the Seventies

A Management System for the Seventies

1st Edition

John Argenti
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1972. This book was designed to help those in positions of management during the 1970s. The author attempted to predict what problems managers would face during that period, and suggested a practical system of management designed to help them cope with these problems. Many...

Managerial Decision Making

Managerial Decision Making

1st Edition

J. Bridge, J. C. Dodds
October 29, 2019

This book, originally published in 1975, is an attempt to bridge the gap between economic theory and business practice by relating the tools of economic analysis to the decision making process itself. It is written from a decision making systems analysis viewpoint. This approach enables the reader...

Planning and the Growth of the Firm

Planning and the Growth of the Firm

1st Edition

J. Bridge, J. C. Dodds
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1978. The type of firm focused upon in this study is the large manager-controlled business organisation, although the analysis is not restricted to this kind of entity, as firms of all shapes and sizes are finding it increasingly necessary to plan, particularly in...

Administrative Vitality: The Conflict with Bureaucracy

Administrative Vitality: The Conflict with Bureaucracy

1st Edition

Marshall E. Dimock
October 29, 2019

Originally published in 1960. This title presents a discussion of bureaucracy and enterprise and how they are related and might be combined. Case studies of various businesses, including Marks and Spencer, are used to illustrate this idea. Most of the companies examined are large and have all been...

Managing the Multinational Subsidiary: Response to Environmental Changes and the Host Nation R&D Policies

Managing the Multinational Subsidiary: Response to Environmental Changes and the Host Nation R&D Policies

1st Edition

Hamid Etemad, Louise Séguin Dulude
October 29, 2019

This book, first published in 1986, is concerned with the changing world environment for multinational business and the relationships between multinational parent companies and their subsidiaries which will be necessary to meet the challenges that are being faced. The study argues that key changes...

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