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MANAGEMENT: Productivity

"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.

Amount of Output for an Hour of Work

May 8, 2008 - Productivity for all of 2007 rose by 1.8%, up from 1% gain in 2006 (far below growth levels of past decade as productivity rebounded, reflected investments in equipment to improve efficiency (computers).


(AT&T), Leonard A. Schlesinger ... [et al.] (1987). Chronicles of Corporate Change: Management Lessons from AT&T and Its Offspring. (Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 254 p.). American Telephone and Telegraph Company--Reorganization; Northwestern Bell Telephone Company; Telephone companies--United States; Telecommunication--United States; Organizational effectiveness.

(Baltimore & Ohio), David M. Vrooman (1991). Daniel Willard and Progressive Management on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. (Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 218 p.). Willard, Daniel, 1861-1942; Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company--Management--History; Railroads--United States--Management--History; Corporate culture--United States--History; Organizational effectiveness--History.

(GE), Rosanne Badowski with Roger Gittines; foreword by Jack Welch (2003). Managing Up: How To Forge an Effective Relationship with Those Above You. (New York, NY: Currency, 215 p.). Executive Assistant to Jack Welch for 10 Years. Welch, Jack, 1935- ; Managing your boss; Interpersonal relations; Career development. 

William J. Abernathy (1978). The Productivity Dilemma: Roadblock to Innovation in the Automobile Industry. (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 267 p.). Automobile industry and trade--United States; Labor productivity--United States; Technological innovations--United States.

John G. Belcher, Jr. (1987). Productivity Plus +: How Today's Best Run Companies Are Gaining the Competitive Edge. (Houston, TX: Gulf Pub. Co., 237 p.). Industrial productivity; Industrial management.

Craig J. Cantoni (1993). Corporate Dandelions: How the Weed of Bureaucracy Is Choking American Companies--and What You Can Do To Uproot It. (New York, NY: AMACOM, 162 p.). Bureaucracy--United States; Organizational effectiveness; Industrial productivity--United States.

eds. Kim B. Clark, Robert H. Hayes, Christopher Lorenz (1985). The Uneasy Alliance: Managing the Productivity-Technology Dilemma. (Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 485 p.). Industrial productivity; Industrial efficiency; Technological innovations.

Michael L. Dertouzos (1989). Made in America: Regaining the Productive Edge. (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 344 p.). Industrial productivity--United States; Technological innovations--Economic aspects--United States; Research, Industrial--United States; Competition, International.

Mark Green and John F. Berry (1985). The Challenge of Hidden Profits: Reducing Corporate Bureaucracy and Waste. (New York, NY: Morrow, 453 p.). Industrial productivity--United States; Industrial efficiency--United States; Waste (Economics)--United States.

Richard K. Lester (1998). The Productive Edge: How U.S. Industries Are Pointing the Way to a New Era of Economic Growth. (New York, NY: Norton, 368 p.). MIT. Industrial productivity--United States.

Ralph H. Mitroff and Ralph H. Kilmann (1984). Corporate Tragedies: Product Tampering, Sabotage, and Other Catastrophes. (New York, NY: Praeger, 140 p.). Organizational effectiveness.

L. William Seidman and Steven L. Skancke (1990). Productivity the American Advantage: How 50 U.S. Companies Are Regaining the Competitive Edge. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 251 p. [rev. ed.]). Competition; Industrial management; Industrial productivity; Industrial productivity--United States--Case studies.

Tony J. Watson (2000). In Search of Management: Culture, Chaos and Control in Managerial Work. (New York, NY: Int. Thomson Business Press, 256 p. [rev. ed]). Management; Organizational effectiveness.

James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones (1996). Lean Thinking: Banish Waste and Create Wealth in Your Corporation. (New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 350 p.). Consultant, British Academic, respectively. Organizational effectiveness; Industrial efficiency; Value added. 


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