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Robert R. Locke - The Collapse of the American Management Mystique - 9780198774068 - KSS0007104
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The Collapse of the American Management Mystique

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Description for The Collapse of the American Management Mystique Hardcover. This text discusses American management and the influence of the country in the 20th century. It should be of use to both business people and scholars and students of management, business and comparative management. Num Pages: 368 pages, tables. BIC Classification: 1KBB; KJK; KJM. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 243 x 163 x 26. Weight in Grams: 724. Good clean copy with minor shelf wear in good dustwrapper
Every nation likes to believe myths about itself. Americans' belief in the superiority of their managerial know-how seemed to be among those most solidly based in reality. Yet, Locke argues, despite its universal claims, American managerialism has never been more than a cultural peculiarity, one moreover whose claims to superiority had not been proved but assumed, on the premise that the best economy must have the best management. That premise, moreover, has not served American managerialism particularly well, for in the 1970s a gap opened up between the mystique of American management and the reality of a mediocre American managerial ... Read more

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About Robert R. Locke
Robert R. Locke is Professor of History at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, and Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Reading. He is the author of several books on comparative management and business education, including The End of Practical Man: Entrepreneurship and Higher Education in Germany, France and Great Britain 1880-1940 (Jai Press, 1984) and ... Read more

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I read this down-sizing of American management with fascination, alarm, and sheer relief. It is high time that the cliché ridden bluff of "a professional, dominant and aggressive career elite" was called, and called with the challenging authority of Locke's scholarship and courage.
Sir Peter Parker, Chairman Mitsubishi Electric (UK) Ltd and Chairman of the Court of Governors, ... Read more

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