This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This critically acclaimed, epic story of American business traces the brilliant lives, times, and ideas of the great thinkers -- from Peter Drucker to Robert McNamara to Mary Parker Follett -- who defined the art and science of business and continue to profoundly influence management strategies into the 21st century. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: A readable, informative overview of the personalities and ideas that have shaped the modern business world includes profiles of Peter Drucker, W. Edwards Deming, Alfred Sloan, and Abraham Maslow and traces the rise of some of corporate America's most important business institutions. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Review: Perhaps nothing has shaped the American century more than the emergence of management as a discipline in the corporate workplace. In The Capitalist Philosophers, Andrea Gabor explores this phenomenon by profiling the personalities and ideas of the most influential management thinkers of the 20th century. Among those that Gabor writes about are Robert S. McNamara, the former Secretary of Defense and pioneering bean counter at Ford Motor; Peter F. Drucker, the "big idea man" and guru to giants such as General Electric; W. Edwards Deming, the late star of the "quality movement"; and Mary Parker Follett, an early advocate of collaborative management.
One of the many threads that hold together Gabor's profiles is the issue of "two seemingly irreconcilable visions of management--the scientific and humanistic." She writes that humanists see the corporation "as a pivotal institution of democracy with complex responsibilities to a host of constituencies, including its employees, its customers, and the community. The other, much more utilitarian, view recognizes one corporate constituent--the shareholder--and a single purpose--profit making." The Capitalist Philosophers is for anyone seeking a sweeping, well-written history of American business. It's also a rich look at the philosophical underpinnings of newer management approaches that are rolling through the workplace today, such as re-engineering and Six Sigma. --Dan Ring
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Descripción Three Rivers Press, 2000. Estado de conservación: Good. Reprint. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP10321662
Descripción Three Rivers Press, 2000. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Reprint. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP79484138
Descripción Three Rivers Press, 2000. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Reprint. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP72192117
Descripción Crown Publishing Group. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0609808877I3N00
Descripción Crown Publishing Group. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Nº de ref. de la librería G0609808877I3N00
Descripción Crown Business. Paperback. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Nº de ref. de la librería 2815195110
Descripción Crown Business, 2002. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Nº de ref. de la librería S_207510982
Descripción Crown Business, 2002. Estado de conservación: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 0609808877-2-4
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Descripción Crown Business, 2002. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0609808877