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The struggle for control of the modern corporation : organizational change at General Motors, 1924-1970

Author: Robert F Freeland
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Structural analysis in the social sciences, 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book examines the changes in General Motors' organization between 1924 and 1970.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F Freeland
ISBN: 9780521677912 0521677912
OCLC Number: 69014372
Description: xvii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The modern corporation and the problem of order; 2. Creating corporate order: conflicting versions of decentralization at GM, 1921-33; 3. Administrative centralization of the M-Form, 1934-41; 4. Participative decentralization redefined: mobilizing for war production, 1941-5; 5. The split between finance and operations: postwar problems and organization structure, 1945-8; 6. Consent as an organization weapon: coalition politics and the destruction of cooperation, 1948-58; 7. Consent destroyed: the decline and fall of General Motors, 1958-80; 8. Conclusion.
Series Title: Structural analysis in the social sciences, 17.
Responsibility: Robert F. Freeland.
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