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

Author: Thomas J Peters; Robert H Waterman
Publisher: New York : HarperBusiness Essentials, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st HarperBusiness Essentials edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Peters; Robert H Waterman
ISBN: 0060548789 9780060548780
OCLC Number: 53926654
Notes: [Originally published: New York : Harper & Row. 1982].
Description: xxiv, 360 pages ; 21 cm
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.
Responsibility: by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman.

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