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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:   eBook : Document : English : 1st HarperBusiness Essentials edView all editions and formats
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The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Peters, Thomas J.
In search of excellence.
New York : HarperBusiness Essentials, 2004
(DLC) 2003067759
(OCoLC)53926654
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Peters; Robert H Waterman
ISBN: 9780062263612 0062263617
OCLC Number: 820870858
Notes: [Originally published: New York : Harper & Row. 1982].
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 360 pages)
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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The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table. 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. Joining the HarperBusiness Essentials series, this phenomenal bestseller features a new Authors' Note, and reintroduces these vital principles in an accessible and practical way for today's management reader.

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