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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 : Collins Business Essentials, 2006, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Collins Business Essentials ed. 2006View 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 that made these organizations successful -- from cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Peters; Robert H Waterman
ISBN: 0060548789 9780060548780
OCLC Number: 74281120
Notes: [Previous ed. published: New York : Harper & Row. 1982].
Includes "Author's note: excellence 2003," Nov. 2003, [4] p., inserted before the preliminary pages.
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, Jr.

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A new edition of the critically acclaimed and landmark business handbook provides an incisive look at the successful management techniques of IBM, Texas Instruments, 3M, and other profitable American  Read more...

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-One of those rare books on management that are both consistently thought-provoking and fun to read.---Wall Street Journal

 
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