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Strategic pragmatism : the culture of Singapore's Economic Development Board

Author: Edgar H Schein
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1996.
Series: Organization studies (Cambridge, Mass.), 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the cultural history of Singapore's Economic Development Board. Through interviews and full access to the EDB, this book shows how economic development was successfully promoted. It examines  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edgar H Schein
ISBN: 0262193671 9780262193672
OCLC Number: 33900040
Description: xvi, 275 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Lester Thurow. 1. Singapore's Economic Development Board --
Three Perspectives --
I. The EDB's Perspective on Itself: Historical and Cultural Legacies. 2. Some Historical Roots of the EDB Culture. 3. Variations on a Theme: The Major Strategic Eras. 4. The Founding Chairman: Hon Sui Sen (1961-1968). 5. The Deal Makers: I.F. Tang and Chan Chin Bock. 6. Building and Consolidating: Ngiam Tong Dow and P.Y. Hwang. 7. Redefinition and Renewal: The EDB under Philip Yeo --
II. The EDB from a Client/Investor Perspective. 8. The EDB as Perceived by U.S. Investors. 9. European and Asian Client Perspectives --
III. The EDB Culture from an Analytic Perspective. 10. The Core Assumptions of the EDB's Cultural Context. 11. The Cultural Paradigm of the Organization: Assumptions about Organization and Management in the EDB --
IV. Problems, Issues and Lessons. 12. Problems and Issues: The Contextual Culture.
Series Title: Organization studies (Cambridge, Mass.), 11.
Responsibility: Edgar H. Schein.

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