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"Profitability is the Key to Value. If You've Got it, Flaunt It. If You Don't Have It, Get It (business strategy). If You Can't Get It, Get Out (capital strategy)."

--- Bill Fruhan, Professor of Finance, Harvard Business School, author of: Financial Strategy: Studies in the Creation, Transfer, and Destruction of Shareholder Value.

(GM), Alfred P. Sloan, Jr. Edited by John McDonald with Catharine Stevens; with a new introduction by Peter F. Drucker (1990). My Years at General Motors. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 472 p. (orig. pub. 1964)). Journalist (Fortune Magazine]. Sloan, Alfred P. (Alfred Pritchard), 1875-1966; General Motors Corporation--Management--History; Automobile industry and trade--United States--Management--Case studies; Industrial management--United States--Case studies. 

(GM), David Farber (2002). Sloan Rules: Alfred P. Sloan and the Triumph of General Motors. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 292 p.). Professor of History (University of New Mexico). Sloan, Alfred P. (Alfred Pritchard), 1875-1966; General Motors Corporation--History; Automobile industry and trade--United States--History. 

(GM), Eds. John C. Wood and Michael C. Wood (2003). Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management. (New York, NY: Routledge, 896 p.). Sloan, Alfred P. (Alfred Pritchard), 1875-1966; General Motors Corporation--Management; Industrial management. 

(Frederick Taylor), Daniel Nelson (1980). Frederick W. Taylor and the Rise of Scientific Management. (Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 259 p.). Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1856-1915; Industrial management--United States--History; Industrial engineers--United States--Biography.

Frederick W. Taylor (  March 22, 1915 Obituary: http://www.nytimes. com/ learning/general/ onthisday/bday/ 0320.html

(Frederick Taylor), Charles D. Wrege and Ronald G. Greenwood (1991). Frederick W. Taylor, the Father of Scientific Management: Myth and Reality. (Homewood, IL: Business One Irwin, 286 p.). Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1856-1915; Industrial engineers--United States--Biography.

(Frederick Taylor), Robert Kanigel (1997). The One Best Way: Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency. (New York, NY: Viking, 675 p.). Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1856-1915; Industrial engineering; Industrial management.

(Frederick Taylor), Daniel Nelson (1992). A Mental Revolution: Scientific Management Since Taylor. (Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 249 p.). Industrial management --United States --History --20th century.

(Thyssen Industrie AG Henschel), Jeffrey R. Fear (2005). Organizing Control: August Thyssen and the Construction of German Corporate Management. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 956 p.). Thyssen, August, 1842-1926; Dinkelbach, Heinrich, b. 1891; Thyssen & Co. (Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany)--History; Vereinigte Stahlwerke Aktiengesellschaft--History; Industrial management--Germany--History; Industrialists--Germany--History. 

James C. Abegglen (2006). 21st-Century Japanese Management: New Systems, Lasting Values. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 194 p.). Chairman of Asia Advisory Services, Director of Learning Technologies (Nippon Fund and Nikkei Science). Industrial management--Japan. Reassessment of financial systems, personnel management methods, R&D capabilities, role of corporation in Japanese society. 

Eds. Masahiko Aoki and Ronald Dore (1994). The Japanese Firm: The Sources of Competitive Strength. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 410 p.). Corporations--Japan; Industrial organization--Japan.

Chester I. Barnard; with an introduction by Kenneth R. Andrews (1968). The Functions of the Executive. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 334 p. [30th anniversary ed.]). Executives; Management; Industrial sociology.

Christopher A. Bartlett and Sumantra Ghoshal (1989). Managing Across Borders: The Transnational Solution. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 274 p.). International business enterprises--Management. See Doz book in Knowledge Management section.

ed. James P. Baughman (1969). The History of American Management; Selections from the Business History Review. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 252 p.). Industrial management--United States--History--Addresses, essays, lectures; Corporations--United States--History--Addresses, essays, lectures.

Jack Beatty (1998). The World According to Peter Drucker. (New York, NY: Free Press, 204 p.). Drucker, Peter Ferdinand, 1909- ; Management--History.

Adolf A. Berle and Gardiner C. Means (1968). The Modern Corporation and Private Property. (New York, NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, 380 p. [rev. ed.]). Corporations -- United States; Corporation law -- United States.

Michael H. Best (2001). The New Competitive Advantage: The Renewal of American Industry. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 286 p.). Competition--United States; Industrial management--United States; Comparative organization.

Ed. Elkan Blout; [with an introduction by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr.] (1996). The Power of Boldness: Ten Master Builders of American Industry Tell Their Success Stories. (Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, 214 p.). Businesspeople--United States--Biography; Industrialists--United States--Biography; Inventors--United States--Biography; Entrepreneurship--United States--Case studies; Family-owned business enterprises--Case studies; Industries--United States--History.

Readings Selected by Joseph L. Bower (1991). The Craft of General Management. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 344 p.). Industrial management; Management.

Eds. Youssef Cassis, Francois Crouzet, Terry Gourvish (1995). Management and Business in Britain and France: The Age of the Corporate Economy. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 239 p.). Industrial management--Great Britain--History--Congresses; Industrial management--France--History--Congresses; Executives--Training of--Great Britain--History--Congresses; Executives--Training of--France--History--Congresses; Consolidation and merger of corporations--Great Britain--History--Congresses; Consolidation and merger of corporations--France--History--Congresses.

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. and Stephen Salsbury, with the assistance of Adeline Cook Strange (1971). Pierre S. Du Pont and The Making of the Modern Corporation. (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 722 p.). DuPont, Pierre Samuel, 1870-1954; E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company; General Motors Corporation.

Alfred D. Chandler Jr. - Business Historian (Harvard Business School) ( May 12, 2007 Obituary: 2007/05/12/ business/12chandler.html/a>

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. (1977). u> The Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 608 p.). Industrial management--United States--History; Industrial organization--United States--History; Industries--United States.

Edited by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. (1979). Precursors of Modern Management. (New York, NY: Arno Press, 2 vols. [orig. pub. 1832, 1834]). Springfield Armory (U.S.); Spinning machinery; Cotton manufacture--Great Britain. 

Edited by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. (1979). Managerial Innovation at General Motors. (New York, NY: Arno Press, 118 p.). General Motors Corporation--Management--History. 

Edited by Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., and Herman Daems (1980). Managerial Hierarchies: Comparative Perspectives on the Rise of the Modern Industrial Enterprise. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 237 p.). Industrial organization--History--Case studies; Big business--History--Case studies; Business enterprises--History--Case studies; Industrial policy--History--Case studies. Harvard studies in business history.

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. (1990). Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the History of the Industrial Enterprise. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 463 p.). Industrial management--United States--History; Industrial organization--United States--History; Corporations--United States--Case studies.

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr., Thomas K. McCraw, Richard S. Tedlow (1996). Management: Past and Present: A Casebook on the History of American Business. (Cincinnati, OH: South-Western College Pub., 1 vol.). Industrial management--United States--History; Management--United States--History.

Chan Sup Chang and Nahn Joo Chang (1994). The Korean Management System: Cultural, Political, Economic Foundations. (Westport, CT: Quorum Books, 204 p.). Management--Korea (South); Corporate culture--Korea (South); Labor policy--Korea (South); Korea (South)--Economic conditions--1960-.

Kae H. Chung, Hak Chong Lee, Ku Hyun Jung (1997). Korean Management: Global Strategy and Cultural Transformation. (New York,. NY: W. de Gruyter, 268 p.). Management--Korea (South); Corporate culture--Korea (South); Industries--Korea (South).

William A. Cohen (2007). A Class with Drucker: The Lost Lessons of the World’s Greatest Management Teacher. (New York, NY: AMACOM, 258 p.). First Graduate of Drucker's Doctoral Program. Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Cohen, William A., 1937- ; Management; Executives--Training of. Many of Drucker’s teachings that were offered to  students in classroom, informal settings, not in books: 1) what everybody knows is frequently wrong, 2) why everyone should approach problems with their ignorance, 3) top executives should stay no longer than six years, 4) only boss can do some so-called menial tasks, 5) what everyone needs to be effective manager, 6) why self-confidence is necessity.

Charles J. Cox and Cary L. Cooper (1988). High Flyers: An Anatomy of Managerial Success. (New York, NY: Blackwell, 186 p.). Success in business.

Stuart Crainer (1999). The 75 Greatest Management Decisions Ever Made. (New York, NY: AMACOM, 239 p.). Decision making--Case studies; Decision making--History; Management--Case studies; Management--History.

Stuart Crainer; foreword and commentary by Gary Hamel (1997). The Ultimate Business Library: 50 Books That Shaped Management Thinking. (New York, NY: AMACOM, 323 p.). Industrial management--Bibliography; Industrial management--Book reviews.

Stuart Crainer; foreword by Bruce A. Pasternack (2000). The Management Century: A Critical Review of 20th Century Thought and Practice. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 265 p.). Management.

Thomas H. Davenport, Laurence Prusak ; with H. James Wilson (2003). What's the Big Idea?: Creating and Capitalizing on the Best Management Thinking. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 242 p.). Creative ability in business; Knowledge management; Success in business. 

Graeme K. Deans, and Fritz Kroeger (2004). Stretch! How Great Companies Grow in Good Times and Bad. (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 243 p.). Vice President at A.T. Kearney, where he leads the company's global strategy practice, and Chairman of A.T. Kearney Canada; Vice President at A.T. Kearney. Corporations --Growth; Industrial management; Business cycles. How to grow businesses, even in tough times; achieving real growth in any economy, by all companies, in any industry, phase of market cycle.

Peter F. Drucker (1954). The Practice of Management. (New York, NY: Harper, 404 p.). Professor of Management (Claremont). Industrial management--United States. Author's first book on the subject - Drucker absorbed management across the table from Alfred P. Sloan. Widely influential work published during Eisenhower's first term.

--- (1985). Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices. (New York, NY: Harper & Row, 839 p.). Professor of Management (Claremont). Management. Author's opus became a best seller in the 1960's before OPEC's ascendancy or the Japanese auto invasion.

--- (1986). Managing for Results. (New York, NY: Perennial Library, 240 p.). Professor of Management (Claremont). Industrial management; Decision making. A management guide for all seasons: "Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems; "Any leadership position is likely to be transitory and short-lived...What exists is getting old". Pertinent question for managers: "is not how to do things right but how to find the right things to do." Effectiveness trumps efficiency: "The only truly way to cut costs is to cut an activity altogether. There is little point in trying to do cheaply what should not be done at all."

--- (1995). Managing in a Time of Great Change. (New York, NY: Dutton, 371 p.). Management; Organization.

--- (1996). The Executive in Action: Managing for Results, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Effective Executive. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 724 p.). Industrial management; Small business--Management; Executive ability; Creative ability in business.

Piers Dudgeon (2001). Breaking Out of the Box: The Biography of Edward de Bono. (London, UK: Headline, 312 p.). De Bono, Edward, 1933- ; Lateral thinking; Businessmen--Great Britain--Biography. 

W. Jack Duncan (1989). Great Ideas in Management: Lessons from the Founders and Foundations of Managerial Practice. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 286 p.). Management--History.

Elizabeth Edersheim (2006). The Definitive Drucker. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 289 p.). Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005.; Management; Leadership. Insights divided into five main themes 1) Connecting with customers; 2) Innovating without abandoning what works; 3) Developing lasting partnerships; 4) Creating and retaining knowledge workers; 5) Establishing disciplined decision making. 

John E. Flaherty (1999). Peter Drucker: Shaping the Managerial Mind. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 445 p.). Drucker, Peter Ferdinand, 1909-; Industrial management.

Mark B. Fuller, John C. Beck (2006). Japan's Business Renaissance: How the World's Greatest Economy Revived, Renewed, and Reinvented Itself. (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 226 p.). Chairman, and CEO of the Monitor Group; Former Director of International Research for Accenture. Management--Japan; Corporations, Foreign--Japan; Leadership; Success in business; Industrial management. Japan's powerhouse methods - harness change, develop renewal strategies, cultivate an entrepreneurial mind.

Adrian Furnham (2005). The People Business: Psychological Reflections on Management. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 208 p.). Professor of Psychology at the University College London. Psychology, Industrial; Management--Psychological aspects.

Ed. Sidney Furst and Milton Sherman (1964). Business Decisions That Changed Our Lives. (New York, NY: Random House, 369 p.). Decision making --Case studies.

Staffan Furusten (1999). Popular Management Books: How They Are Made and What They Mean for Organisations. (New York, NY: Routledge, 192 p.). Management literature. Based on Swedish version titled, Den populära managementkulturen.

Andrea Gabor (2000). The Capitalist Philosophers: The Geniuses of Modern Business, Their Lives and Ideas. (New York, NY: Times Business, 384 p.). Taylor, Frederick Winslow, 1853-1929 --Influence; Roethlisberger, F. J. (Fritz Jules), 1898-1974 --Influence; Mayo, Elton, 1880-1949 --Influence; Industrial management--United States--History; Scientific management--United States--History; Corporations--United States--History--20th century; Industrial sociologists--United States--Biography; Industrial psychologists--United States--Biography. 

Claude S. George, Jr. (1972). The History of Management Thought. (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 223 p. (2nd ed.)). Management-History

--- (1985). Supervision in Action: The Art of Managing Others. (Reston, VA: Reston Pub. Co., 424 p. (4th ed.)). Supervision of employees.

Daniel Goleman (1998). Working with Emotional Intelligence. (New York, NY: Bantam Books, 383 p.). Executive ability; Management--Psychological aspects; Emotional intelligence; Personality development; Emotions and cognition.

Ronald G. Greenwood (1974). Managerial Decentralization; a Study of the General Electric Philosophy. (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 176 p.). General Electric Company; Decentralization in management--United States--Case studies; Electric industries--United States--Management--Case studies.

Gary Hamel (2007). The Future of Management. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 288 p.). Visiting Professor of Strategic and International Management (London Business School). Management; Technological innovations--Management; Knowledge management. Management innovation fuels long-term business success (new ways of mobilizing talent, allocating resources, formulating strategies); control, efficiency focus no longer suffices; adaptability, creativity drive business success.

Charles Handy (2008). Myself and Other More Important Matters. (New York, NY: AMACOM, 213 p.). Handy, Charles B.; Business economists--Great Britain--Biography; Social scientists--Great Britain--Biography. Insight into business, careers, choices in life;  individual management style; how to develop one’s career goals in line with personal values, sense of ethics; role of work in life, what we truly find fulfilling.

Philip R. Harris, Robert T. Moran (2000). Managing Cultural Differences. (Houston, TX: Gulf Pub., 454 p. [5th ed.]). International business enterprises--Management; Acculturation; Cross-cultural studies.

Robert F. Hartley (2003). Management Mistakes and Successes. (New York, NY: Wiley, 365 p. [7th ed.]). Management--Case studies.

American Heritage (1972). Great Stories of American Businessmen, from American Heritage, the Magazine of History. (New York, NY: American Heritage Pub. Co., 382 p.). Businessmen--Biography.

Hayward J. Holbert (1976). A History of Professional Management in American Industry. (New York, NY: Arno Press, 229 p. [Reprint of author's thesis, NYU, 1940]). Industrial management--United States--History.

James Hoopes (2003). False Prophets: The Gurus Who Created Modern Management and Why Their Ideas Are Bad for Business Today. (Cambridge, MA: Perseus Pub., 320 p.). Industrial management--United States--History; Executive ability--United States--History; Executives--United States--History; Leadership--United States--History; Corporate culture--United States--History; Organizational behavior--United States--History.

Jerry Jasinowski and Robert Hamrin (1995). Making It in America: Proven Paths to Success from Fifty Top Companies. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 350 p.). Success in business--United States--Case studies; Total quality management--United States--Case studies; Manufactures--United States--Case studies; Manufacturing industries--United States--Case studies.

John A. Kay (1995). Why Firms Succeed. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 315 p.). Corporations; Industrial management; Competition; Success in business.

Eds. Mathias Kipping & Ove Bjarnar (1998). The Americanisation of European Business: The Marshall Plan and the Transfer of US Management Models. (New York, NY: Routledge, 235 p.). Marshall Plan; Industrial management --Europe; Industrial management --United States; Corporations, European; Technical assistance, American. Mechanisms, channels through which American managerial know-how, U.S. management models were transferred to Europe after 1945; influence on European industries, regions in  1950s and 1960s.

Art Kleiner (2008). The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management. (San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 391 p. [2nd ed.]). Editorial Director of the Fifth Discipline series of management books. Organizational change --United States --Case studies; Management --United States --History. Nature of effective leadership in times of change; its importance to corporation of future; heretic as visionary who creates change in large-scale companies, balances contrary truths they can’t deny against their loyalty to their organizations; how managers can get stuck in counterproductive ways of doing things; why it takes heretical point of view to get past deadlock, move forward.

Jeffrey A. Krames (2008). Inside Drucker’s Brain. (New York, NY: Portfolio, 278 p.). Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Industrial management. Guide to Drucker's wisdom, most important ideas and strategies (based on day-long interview in 2003); biggest contribution was mind-set, not methodology - prodded managers to ask right questions, look beyond what they thought they knew, focus on tomorrow rather than yesterday; key ideas on leadership, strategy, innovation, personal effectiveness, career development, other topics.

Eds. Akira Kudo, Matthias Kipping and Harm G. Schröter (2004). German and Japanese Business in the Boom Years: Transforming American Management and Technology Models. (New York, NY: Routledge, 290 p.). Industrial management --Germany (West) --Congresses; Industrial management --Japan --Congresses; Industrial management --United States --Congresses; Comparative economics --Congresses. American influence on West German, Japanese industry from 1950s to 1970s; adoption, modification of management and technological issues from US in West Germany, Japan at micro-economic level.

Harold J. Leavitt (1978). Managerial Psychology; An Introduction to Individuals, Pairs, and Groups in Organizations. (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 385 p. [4th ed.]). Kilpatrick Professor of Organizational Behavior Emeritus (Stanford Graduate School of Business). Industrial management; Psychology, Applied.

Eds. Jeffrey K. Liker, W. Mark Fruin, Paul S. Adler (1999). Remade in America: Transplanting and Transforming Japanese Management Systems. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 418 p.). Industrial management--Japan--Case studies; Industrial management--United States--Case studies; Technology transfer--Japan--Case studies; Technology transfer--United States--Case studies; Comparative management.

Arthur Lipper III with George Ryan (1991). Thriving up and Down the Free Market Food Chain: The Unrestrained Observations (and Advice) of a Business Darwinist. (New York, NY: HarperBusiness, 269 p.). Success in business--Psychological aspects; Entrepreneurship--Psychological aspects.

Robert R. Locke (1989). Management and Higher Education Since 1940: The Influence of America and Japan on West Germany, Great Britain, and France. (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 328 p.). Management -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Germany (West); Management -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- France; Management -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Great Britain; Management -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States; Management -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- Japan.

--- (1996). The Collapse of the American Management Mystique. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 351 p.). Management -- United States -- History; Comparative management.

Joan Magretta (2002). What Management Is: How It Works and Why It's Everyone's Business. (New York, NY: Free Press, 244 p.). Former Strategy Editor (Harvard Business Review), Former Partner (Bain & Company). Management; Industrial management. 

Alfred A. Marcus (2005). Big Winners and Big Losers: The 4 Secrets of Long Term Business Success and Failure. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 400 p.). Edson Spencer Chair of Strategic Management and Technological leadership, Carlson School of Management (University of Minnesota). Success in business--Case studies; Industrial management--Case studies; Corporations--Case studies; Business failures; Strategic planning. Management. How consistent winners build strategies that drive their success.

Abraham H. Maslow with Deborah C. Stephens and Gary Heil (1998). Maslow on Management. (New York, NY: Wiley, 312 p.). Maslow, Abraham H. (Abraham Harold)--Contributions in management; Maslow, Abraham H. (Abraham Harold)--Diaries; Psychology, Industrial; Self-actualization (Psychology).

Michael J. Mol and Julian Birkinshaw; foreword by Gary Hamel (2008). Giant Steps in Management: Creating Innovations That Change the Way We Work. (New York, NY, Prentice Hall/Financial Times, 208 p.). Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management (University of Reading); Professor of Strategic and International Management (London Business School). Management; Organizational change. 50 of most important management innovations in past 150 years; where, how managerial innovations arise (ideas, techniques,  practices).

Hidemasa Morikawa (2001). A History of Top Management in Japan: Managerial Enterprises and Family Enterprises. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 226 p.). Industrial management--Japan--History; Executives--Japan--History; Family-owned business enterprises--Japan--History. Difference between family-owned firms, professionally managed firms.

Makoto Ohtsu with Tomio Imanari; foreword by Solomon B. Levine (2002). Inside Japanese Business: A Narrative History, 1960-2000. (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 459 p.). Industrial management--Japan--History; Corporate culture--Japan--History; Businesspeople--Japan--Interviews.

William G. Ouchi (1981). Theory Z: How American Business Can Meet the Japanese Challenge. (Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 283 p.). Industrial management--Japan; Industrial management--United States. Stems from theory of alternative organizational forms expressed by Douglas McGregor in "The Human Side of Enterprise" [1960].

Thomas Petzinger, Jr. (1999). The New Pioneers: The Men and Women Who Are Transforming the Workplace and Marketplace. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 302 p.). Reporter (Wall Street Journal). Industrial management; Corporate culture; Creative ability in business; Employee motivation; Customer relations; Suggestion systems; Psychology, Industrial; Industrial sociology.

Jeffrey Pfeffer, Robert I. Sutton (2006). Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 276 p.). Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business; Professor of Management Science and Engineering (Stanford). Industrial management--Decision making. Evidence-based management as way of organizational life. 

Ed. Christos Pitelis (2002). The Growth of the Firm: The Legacy of Edith Penrose. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 330 p.). Penrose, Edith Tilton; Corporations--Growth; Industrial organization (Economic theory); International business enterprises; Technological innovations--Economic aspects; Capitalism; Human capital; Economic development.

Sidney Pollard (1965). The Genesis of Modern Management; a Study of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 328 p.). Great Britain--Economic conditions; Great Britain--Industries.

Lyman W. Porter, Lawrence E. McKibbin (1988). Management Education and Development: Drift or Thrust into the 21st Century? (New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 372 p.). Management -- Study and teaching -- United States.

Phil Rosenzweig (2007). The Halo Effect and Other Business Delusions: Why the Experts Are So Often Wrong--and How To Get It Right. (New York, NY: Free Press, 256 p.). Professor at IMD (International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland). Industrial management--Philosophy; Business enterprises--Public opinion; Fallacies (Logic); Success in business. What drives business success and failure; 9 popular business delusions: 1) Halo Effect; 2) Correlation and Causality; 3) Single Explanations;  4)  Connecting the Dots; 5) Rigorous Research; 6) Lasting Success; 7) Absolute Performance; 8) Wrong End of the Stick; 9) Organizational Physics.

Christian Stadler (2011). Enduring Success: What We Can Learn from the History of Outstanding Corporations. (Stanford, CA: Stanford Business Books, 280 p.). Director of Studies, MSc in Advanced Management Practice, Lecturer in Strategy (University of Bath). Industrial management; Success in business; Corporations --Case studies. First non-US perspective on long-range success: 8 researchers in 6-year study of some of Europe's oldest, most stellar companies; targetied 9 that have survived for more than 100 years, have significantly outperformed market over past 50 years (half of Fortune Global 500 companies that are 100 years old or older, 72 of 100 oldest family businesses in world - in Europe); greatest companies adapted to constantly changing environment by being intelligently conservative; coherent framework, grounded in 5 principles, practical concepts.

Ed. Henry M. Strage (1992). Milestones in Management: An Essential Reader. (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 497 p.). Management.

John J. Tarrant; foreword by C. Northcote Parkinson (1976). Drucker, The Man Who Invented the Corporate Society. (Boston, MA: Cahners Books, 300 p.). Drucker, Peter Ferdinand, 1909-.

Richard S. Tedlow (2010). Denial: Why Business Leaders Fail To Look Facts in the Face--and What To Do About It. (New York, NY: Portfolio, 272 p.). Class of 1949 Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. Management --Psychological aspects; Denial (Psychology); Business failures --Case studies. Leadership skills essential to spotting early signs of denial, actions required to overcome it; two essential questions: Why do sane, smart leaders often refuse to accept facts that threaten their companies and careers? How to find courage to resist denial when facing new trends, changing markets, tough new competitors?; organizations crippled by denial (Ford in era of the Model T, Coca-Cola with abortive attempt to change its formula); companies that avoided catastrophe, dealt with harsh realities head-on (Intel, Johnson & Johnson, DuPont).

Eds. Mark N. Vamos and David Lidsky; with a foreword by Jim Collins (7/6/2006). Fast Company’s Greatest Hits: Ten Years of the Most Innovative Ideas in Business. (New York, NY: Portfolio, 352 p.). Editor of Fast Company; Senior Editor. Business; Management; Entrepreneurship. Magazine’s best, most enduring articles, generated most buzz, offered deepest insights.

Stephen P. Waring (1991). Taylorism Transformed: Scientific Management Theory Since 1945. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 288 p.). Industrial management--History. 

John F. Wilson (2006). The Making of Modern Management: British Management in Historical Perspective. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 297 p.). Professor of International Business (University of Central Lancashire); Formerly Dean of the Open University Business School. Management -- Great Britain -- History. Evolution of management: 1) as process or activity; 2) as structure in any organization; 3) as group or class of people carrying out certain roles in an organization.

Ed. Daniel A. Wren (1979). Early Management Thought. (Brookfield, VT: Dartmouth, 430 p.). Management--History.

Daniel A. Wren (1994). The Evolution of Management Thought. (New York, NY: Wiley, 466 p. [4th ed.]). Management-History.

Daniel A. Wren and Ronald G. Greenwood (1998). Management Innovators: The People and Ideas that Have Shaped Modern Business. (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 254 p.). Businesspeople--United States--Biography; Executives--United States--Biography; Industrial management--United States--History.

JoAnne Yates (1989). Control Through Communication: The Rise of System in American Management. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 339 p.). Communication in management; Communication in management--United States--History--Case studies.

Noboru Yoshimura, Philip Anderson (1997). Inside the Kaisha: Demystifying Japanese Business Behavior. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 259 p.). Vice president of Bankers Trust, Tokyo; Associate Professor of business administration at the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration (Dartmouth College). Industrial management--Japan; Corporate culture--Japan; National characteristics, Japanese. 



Accenture’s Institute for Strategic Change Top 50 ‘Business Intellectuals’                                  Qualitative ranking of the top 50 living business gurus (defined as influential thinkers and writers on business management topics whose ideas, writings, and teachings are forefront in the public consciousness), most of whom are business school academics, consultants, journalists or business executives. The list was compiled as part of a broader study on the circulation of new ideas in business. 

The Conference Board                                                                                                                                                                          

The Conference Board was born out of a crisis in industry in 1916. Declining public confidence in business and rising labor unrest had become severe threats to economic growth and stability. A group of concerned business leaders, representing a variety of major industries, concluded that the time had arrived for an entirely new type of organization - a respected, not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization that would bring leaders together to find solutions to common problems and objectively examine major issues having an impact on business and society. Today, The Conference Board works as a global, independent membership organization in the public interest. It creates and disseminates knowledge about management and the marketplace to help businesses strengthen their performance and better serve society; it conducts research, convenes conferences, makes forecasts, assesses trends, publishes information and analysis, and brings executives together to learn from one another.

Drucker Archives                                                                                                                                                         

Born in Vienna on November 19, 1909, Peter Drucker is known around the world as the "father of management," as he helped create and articulate "the concepts that have made management a field of legitimate academic inquiry and professional practice." After receiving a Ph.D. in international law from Frankfurt University, Drucker moved to London, and then shortly afterwards came to the United States, where he began a long tenure at Sarah Lawrence College. Drucker continued on with a prodigious career, teaching at New York University, then eventually moving on to Harvard. The Drucker Archives were established at the Claremont Colleges in the 1980s, and this website contains a number of online searching aids designed to assist researchers, and a number of online features that draw on the enormous output of Drucker's writings over the past six decades.

Kheel Center Labor Photos                                                                                                                            Selected holdings from the vast Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives' collections, which include "images from the 20th century on film, paper, glass, and other media" and "provide invaluable documentation of the nature of labor and management history." Searchable, or browsable by subjects such as African Americans, art, children, parades, strikes, sweatshops, and women. From the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Research and Teaching in Management, Business and Labour History                                  


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