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Leading with purpose : the new corporate realities

Author: Richard R Ellsworth
Publisher: Stanford : Stanford Business Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book considers the relationship between a corporation's stated aims and its strategy, leadership, workers, and competitive performance. Breaking with the orthodox view that corporations should seek first to maximize shareholder wealth, Ellsworth argues for a focus on the customer. Particular attention is given to the meaning employees give their work, the logic of "value-based management," the impact of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard R Ellsworth
ISBN: 0804743851 9780804743853
OCLC Number: 49775350
Language Note: English.
Description: xiv, 407 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the new realities of corporate purpose --
Part 1. Influences on meaning, strategy, managing, and performance. Purpose and performance : leveraging the essence of a corporation --
Corporations and individuals : creating meaning and competitiveness --
Strategy : defining corporate mission, priorities, and direction --
Managing : transforming purpose into action --
Part 2. Capital markets, property rights, and the individual. Capital-market relationships : the myths of shareholder wealth maximization --
Property rights : the shareholders' rights and responsibilities --
Individualism : America's competitive advantage --
Part 3. Competing purposes in the global marketplace. Purpose and global competitiveness : the realities --
America's rivals : changing the rules of competition --
Conclusion : the lessons for leadership. Infusing purpose : a moral and strategic responsibility of leadership.
Responsibility: Richard R. Ellsworth.
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An exploration of corporate purpose - a company's expressed overriding reason for existing - and its effect upon strategy, executive leadership, employees, and ultimately, on competitive performance.  Read more...


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"Ellsworth links the literature of current management practice to the findings of economists and political scientists who study the global environment, making the argument that purpose is at the core Read more...

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