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The collapse of the American management mystique

Author: Robert R Locke
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 whose claims to superiority had not been proved but assumed, on the premise that the best economy must have the best  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert R Locke
ISBN: 0198774060 9780198774068
OCLC Number: 33862941
Description: xiv, 351 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The American management mystique --
German obstinacy --
Japanese self-absorption --
The mystique vanishes --
Quo vadis.
Responsibility: Robert R. Locke.
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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  Read more...

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Robert Locke's book is a bold venture. Thirty years on it offers a striking riposte to Servan Schreiber's bestseller Le Defi Americain. Is this merely a provocation? No - it is a demystification. Read more...

 
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