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The management of innovation

Author: Thomas Burns; George M Stalker
Publisher: New York, Ny : Oxford University Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. ed
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First published in 1961, "The Management of Innovation" is an influential book of organization theory and industrial sociology. The central theme of the book is the relationship between an  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Burns; George M Stalker
ISBN: 0198288786 9780198288787
OCLC Number: 300931927
Description: 269 pages
Contents: PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION 1. INTRODUCTION; PART ONE: THE EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES; 2. THE ORGANIZATION OF INNOVATION; 3. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, AND THE SCOTTISH COUNCIL'S SCHEME; 4. THE MARKET CONTEXT; PART TWO: ORGANIZATION AND CHANGE 5. MANAGEMENT STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS; 6. MECHANISITIC AND ORGANIC SYSTEMS OF MANAGEMENT; 7. WORKING ORGANIZATION, POLITICAL SYSTEM, AND AND STATUS STRUCTURE WITHIN THE CONCERN; 8. THE LABORATORY AND THE WORKSHOP; 9. INDUSTRIAL SCIENTISTS AND MANAGERS: PROBLEMS OF POWER AND STATUS PART THREE: DIRECTION AND THE SHAPING OF MANAGEMENT CONDUCT: 10. THE MEN AT THE TOP; 11. THE SHAPING OF WORK RELATIONSHIPS; 12. THE CODES OF PRACTICE IN MANAGEMENT CONDUCT; REFERENCES; INDEX
Responsibility: Tom Burns and G.M. Stalker.

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`Tom Burns' book was a minor classic when it was first published; one of the most sensible and profound critiques of bureaucracy in print. It was way ahead of its time, perhaps "prematurely right". Read more...

 
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