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Giant steps in management : creating innovations that change the way we work

Author: Michael J Mol; Julian M Birkinshaw
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Prentice Hall/Financial Times, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Giant Steps in Management presents a thought provoking selection of the 50 most important management innovations of the last 150 years and describes the impact they have on management today. Some of the innovations will be familiar to you; others will be new, different, surprising. Together, they form a fascinating compendium of the ideas, techniques and practices that have rocked the world of management."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Mol; Julian M Birkinshaw
ISBN: 0273712926 9780273712923
OCLC Number: 165478923
Description: xiii, 208 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The description of each innovation will follow this structure: *The problem / opportunity that needed solving *The innovation *How the innovation was tried and tested *How the innovation spread to other businesses *How the innovation features in today's business *The impact of the innovation on today's practice *How you can apply the innovation in your business today Chapters *Management innovation --
What is management innovation? --
Why does it matter? --
What do you need to know about management innovations? *Technology & strategy innovations --
How technology & strategy matters [explains area, why it is crucial to business] --
The greatest technology & strategy innovations [details a number of management innovations in the area] --
Technology & strategy today [how these innovations have together shaped the area as we know it now; where do we stand] *People --
How people matter --
The greatest people innovations --
People today *Process --
How process matters --
The greatest process innovations --
Processes today *Information efficiency innovations --
How information efficiency matters --
The greatest information innovations --
Information efficiency today *Money --
How money matters --
The greatest money innovations --
Money today *Internal Structure --
How internal structure matters --
The greatest structure innovations --
Structure today *Customer & partner interfaces --
How customer & partner interfaces matter --
The greatest customer & partner interfaces innovations --
Customer & partner interfaces today *Becoming a great management innovator --
How the greatest management innovations emerged --
How to become a great management innovator yourself --
A call to arms The description of each innovation will follow this structure: *The problem / opportunity that needed solving *The invention *How the invention was tried out and validated *How the innovation was passed on to other businesses *How the innovation features in today's business *The impact of the innovation on today's practice.
Responsibility: Michael J. Mol and Julian Birkinshaw ; foreword by Gary Hamel.
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"Giant Steps in Management presents a thought provoking selection of the 50 most important management innovations of the last 150 years and describes the impact they have on management today. Some of the innovations will be familiar to you; others will be new, different, surprising. Together, they form a fascinating compendium of the ideas, techniques and practices that have rocked the world of management."--Jacket.

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