WorldCat Identities

Case, John 1944-

Works: 34 works in 94 publications in 4 languages and 9,350 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HG4028.B2, 658.1511
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Case
Financial intelligence : a manager's guide to knowing what the numbers really mean by Karen Berman( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Karen Berman and Joe Knight teach the basics of finance--but with a twist. Accountants rely on estimates, assumptions, and judgment calls. Savvy managers need to know how those sources of possible bias can affect the financials and that sometimes the numbers can be challenged. While providing the foundation for a deep understanding of the financial side of business, the book also arms managers with practical strategies for improving their companies' performance. --from publisher description
Co-ops, communes & collectives : experiments in social change in the 1960s and 1970s ( Book )
4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Understanding inflation by John Case( Book )
6 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enterprise : the making of business in America by Eric Sevareid( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Workers' control; a reader on labor and social change by Gerry Hunnius( Book )
12 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the ground up : the resurgence of American entrepreneurship by John Case( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Every day our economy grows more and more unlike the one we used to know. Twenty years ago, best-selling economist John Kenneth Galbraith predicted that America's giant corporations would dominate world markets through integration and long-term planning. But the Fortune 500 took a beating and became the prime targets for the headlines of the 1980s: bailout, divestiture, takeover, and collapse. John Case, author of Understanding Inflation, looks beyond the headlines and the economic theories and shows there is an important and encouraging transformation taking place. The Fortune 500 employed 3.5 million fewer workers in 1990 than in 1980, but new companies--smaller, more maneuverable, and definitely entrepreneurial--have emerged and are growing. The center of gravity in the American economy is shifting. In the least and most likely places, John Case discovers the real people and real businesses that are setting a bold course for our economic future: innovators exploring the niches the bigger companies couldn't risk going into, and suppliers filling the gaps the bigger companies had given up on. The signs of entrepreneurial regrowth are widespread: from Kennedy Die Castings, a small family-run business outside Worcester, Massachusetts, where new technologies have broadened the company's capabilities, to Thrislington Cubicles, a West Coast bathroom partition manufacturer founded by a former Hollywood actor, where determination and cleverness turned a shoestring operation into a budding nationwide supplier. If Silicon Valley was once a landmark of American technological leadership, the 1980s certainly changed that. The microchip giants not only stumbled but fell. The Japanese were gaining the upper hand. Yet Case digs deeper and finds the chip industry itself still flourishing--just differently. A crop of new companies, agile and clever, are focusing on small niches in the rapidly changing high-tech field, and are learning new ways to thrive by developing intimate and interdependent business relationships. Akron, Ohio, should be a modern-day ghost town in the heart of the Rust Belt. But John Case takes us to the former factories of B.F. Goodrich, where the buildings have been converted into a successful industrial park, filling up with specialized manufacturers and related service businesses that are reshaping the regional economic landscape. By the end of the 1980s, even the giant steel manufacturers were getting leaner and meaner, but they didn't rule the industry the way they used to. The specialty mills had arrived. Case examines one of them, American Steel & Wire, and demonstrates how an exceptional entrepreneur instituted novel management techniques, blurred the lines between blue-collar and white-collar workers--and succeeded, winning major contracts. From the Ground Up looks squarely at the foundations of the American economy and finds the building blocks for a dynamic future
Open-book management : the coming business revolution by John Case( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Companies are in business to make money. The paycheck of every employee depends on a company's success. But typically, only a few top managers see, understand, and base their actions on the numbers - the financials - that show how the business is faring. Everyone else is just supposed to do as they're told. Does this make sense? Maybe it did once, argues John Case in this pivotal new book. But in today's competitive and fast-changing marketplace, successful businesses need employees who work smart as well as hard. They need employees who understand how the company makes money and how they themselves can contribute to the bottom line. The key: open-book management. Open-book management is the business revolution that's the logical culmination of TQM, reengineering, teams, and most other management innovations of the past two decades. As companies all over the country are discovering, it gets everyone on the payroll focused on business success. It provides the ingredient - one practitioner calls it the "want-to"--That's been missing from every other how-to approach. Step by step, John Case lays out the logic and the basic ideas of open-book management. He shows how it works in dozens of different companies, from big manufacturers, such as Chesapeake Packaging, to tiny service companies, such as Phelps County Bank. He describes the experience of open-book pioneers - including world-renowned Springfield ReManufacturing Corp., with its "Great Game of Business" - and recent converts, such as Sprint's Government Systems Division
Financial intelligence for entrepreneurs : what you really need to know about the numbers by Karen Berman( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this essential guide, Karen Berman and Joe Knight customize the approaches and insights from their acclaimed book Financial Intelligence specifically for entrepreneurs. The authors not only demystify common financial terms and tools, they also show how you can use this knowledge to gauge your company's performance and make better decisions."-back cover
Digital future : the personal computer explosion--why it's happening and what it means by John Case( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The open-book experience : lessons from over 100 companies who successfully transformed themselves by John Case( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Open-Book Experience explains how to identify critical numbers, how to bring the corporate financials down to earth, and how to set up a system that gets everyone in the business working to improve performance. It describes how companies both large and small have actually implemented open-book management - how they got started, how they overcame obstacles, and how they taught employees to understand the business
Equity : why employee ownership is good for business by Corey M Rosen( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Based on firsthand studies of dozens of companies with substantial employee ownership, Equity outlines the three essential components of this new model of ownership and management. Illustrated by lively stories from industries ranging from manufacturing to banking to catalog retailing, Equity details how these principles work in practice, addresses common misperceptions and challenges, and extracts insightful lessons that can be applied to any size or type of company."--BOOK JACKET
Faster company : building the world's nuttiest, turn-on-a-dime, home-grown, billion dollar business by Patrick Kelly( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Managing by the numbers a commonsense guide to understanding and using your company's financials, an essential resource for growing businesses by Chuck Kremer( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comprendre la finance by Karen Berman( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The open-book management experience : lessons from over 100 companies that have transformed themselves by John Case( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jin tian jiu kan dong cai bao by Bo Man( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Finanzas para managers : conceptos fundamentales de finanzas para no financieros by Karen Berman( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cómo entender la inflación : porqué pagamos más, obtenemos menos y qué podemos hacer by John Case( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shu zi guan li de 12 tang bi xiu ke : bu bei kuai ji shi qian zhu bi zi zou de di yi ben shu by Ke Li Mu( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cai wu zhi hui : ru he li jie shu zi de zhen zheng han yi by Karen Berman( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Case, John Philip.
Case, John Philip 1944-
ケイス, ジョン
ケース, ジョン
English (62)
French (5)
Spanish (4)
Chinese (4)