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Liberation management : neccessary disorganization for the nanosecond nineties

Author: Thomas J Peters
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work Peters shows how two primary forces - globalization and information technology - are bringing about a drastic transformation in the structuring of business. He argues that managers must  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Peters
ISBN: 0333533402 9780333533406
OCLC Number: 27148798
Description: xxxiv, 834 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
One: Necessary disorganization: The new exemplars (1. Towards fashion, fickle, ephemeral ; 2. EDS, the world's largest project organization in the world's zaniest industry: 72 000 smart people in bands of 10 equals $7.1 billion in revenue ; 3. Cable News Network: Information as fashion, corporation as carnival ; 4. ABB Asea Brown Boveri: Giant industrial company, small businesses, lean staff, big leverage through knowledge dissemination) --
Two: Learning to hustle (Prologue: The quick and the dead: Don't let the morning slip by ; 5. Titeflex: Unplug the computer, unleash the teamsters, and "just do it" ; 6. Ingersoll-Rand: Barbecues, drag tests, medieval warriors; and slowing down to speed things up ; 7. The Union Pacific Railroad: Decimate the middle ranks, liberate the contractors, and launch a counterattack against the truckers) --
Three: Information technology: More, and less, than promised (8. Computer nerds, as far as the eye can see ; 9. Information technology and organizing) --
Four: Beyond hierarchy (10. Unglued organizations ; 11. Projects and professional service firms I: Cases in pursuit of a common denominator ; Projects and professional service firms II: The fleeting "organization" ; 13. Projects and professional service firms III: Transformation ; Projects and professional service firms IV: On the way to projects for all ; 15. Basic organizational building blocks I: Every person is a businessperson ; 16. Basic organizational building blocks II: Self-contained work teams ; 17. The missing X-factor: Trust ; 18. Basic organizational building blocks III: Market-scale units (buckyborgs) ; More market scale: Independent, global, mighty, and small ; 20. Networks I: Farewell vertical integration, welcome networks ; 21. Networks II: The world of the supersubs ; 22. Networks and markets I: A first look at "marketizing" the firm ; 23. Networks and markets II: The pursuit of power ; 24. Networks III: Life in networked organizations ; 25. The quest for metaphors IV: The imagery of dynamics and connectedness ; 26. Knowledge management structures I: Taking knowledge management seriously ; 27. Knowledge management structures II: Getting physical ; 28. Knowledge management structures III: Knowledge bases, expert systems, computer-augmented collaboration, and the potential of information technology ; 29. Knowledge management structures IV: Developing and tapping expert power in the hierarchy-less organization --
30. The trauma of buying into "horizontal", "whole" and "learning to learn" ; 31. Trust, respect, and the mindful organization ; 32. Beyond hierarchy). Five: Markets and innovation: The case for disorganization (Prologue: Deconstructing the corporation ; 33. The exaltation of mass, or learning to love chance ; 34. Violent market-injection strategies ; 35. The market's will be done: The mighty German mittlelstand ; 36. "Marketizing's" imperatives I: Rethinking scale ; "Marketizing's" imperatives II: Try it! Break it! Touch it! ; 38. "Marketizing's" imperatives III: Renegades and btraitors, passion, arrogance ; 39. "Marketizing's" imperatives IV: Loosening up ; 40. Own up to the great paradox: Success is the product of deep grooves / deep grooves destroy adaptivity) --
Six: Fashion (Prologue: Terminally tasteless or sur / petition? The orderly Swiss embrace fashion ; 41. The transformation of positively everything ; 42. Fashion, diversity, the globe ; 43. Glow! Tingle! Wow! (Yuck!) ; 44. Follow the yellow brick road (to better instruction manuals) ; 45. Building "wow factories" ; 46. A special case of wow: An ecompassing view of design ; 47. "Customizing": Produced by, directed by ... and starring --
our customers) --
Afterword: Liberation management.
Responsibility: Tom Peters.

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