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In search of excellence : lessons from America's best-run companies /

By: Peters, Thomas J
Title By: Waterman, Robert H
Material type: BookPublisher: New York : HapperBusiness Essentials, 2004.Description: xxiv, 360 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780060548780Program: TBS950 ENGG954 MGMT910 TBS921Subject(s): Industrial management -- United States | Management -- United States | USADDC classification: 658/.00973
Summary:
Discusses eight basic practices characteristic of successfully managed companies.
The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table. Based on a study of forty-three of America's best-run companies from a diverse array of business sectors, In Search of Excellence describes eight basic principles of management -- action-stimulating, people-oriented, profit-maximizing practices -- that made these organizations successful. Joining the HarperBusiness Essentials series, this phenomenal bestseller features a new Authors' Note, and reintroduces these vital principles in an accessible and practical way for today's management reader.
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REGULAR University of Wollongong in Dubai
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Originally published: New York : Harper & Row. 1982.

"A HarperBusiness book."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Discusses eight basic practices characteristic of successfully managed companies.

Young Adult Follett Library Resources.

TBS950 ENGG954 MGMT910 TBS921

The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table. Based on a study of forty-three of America's best-run companies from a diverse array of business sectors, In Search of Excellence describes eight basic principles of management -- action-stimulating, people-oriented, profit-maximizing practices -- that made these organizations successful. Joining the HarperBusiness Essentials series, this phenomenal bestseller features a new Authors' Note, and reintroduces these vital principles in an accessible and practical way for today's management reader.

Contents: Successful American companies -- The rational model -- Man waiting for motivation -- Managing ambiguity and paradox -- A bias for action -- Close to the customer-- Autonomy and entrepreneurship -- Productivity through people -- Hands-on, value-driven -- Stick to the knitting -- Simple form, lean staff -- Simultaneous loose-tight properties.

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