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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 : Harper & Row, ©1982.
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Discusses eight basic practices characteristic of successfully managed companies.
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Peters, Thomas J.
In search of excellence.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1982
(OCoLC)565258550
Online version:
Peters, Thomas J.
In search of excellence.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1982
(OCoLC)607808128
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Peters; Robert H Waterman
ISBN: 0060150424 9780060150426 0446385077 9780446385077 0063120534 9780063120532 0006384021 9780006384021
OCLC Number: 8493620
Description: xxvi, 360 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. I. The saving remnant. Successful American companies --
pt. II. Toward new theory. The rational model --
Man waiting for motivation --
pt. III. Back to basics. 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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An American business management "bible" since 1982, In Search of Excellence presents eight specific management principles common to successful companies.  Read more...

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