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16 Feb 2011

Structure and dynamics of the organizations by Henry Mintzberg

Book review - 2 pages - Management

This book is the second in a series of Mintzberg that is devoted to organizations. Led by a manager on a daily basis, it deals with the power and authority in organizations and corporate governance. Based on research in management science, sociology and psychology, this reference book offers new...

16 Feb 2011

Roland Perez - The diversity of corporate governance models in Europe

Book review - 5 pages - Management

1) The subject According to Roland Perez, Europe is characterized by a diversity of models for corporate governance (GE) and each model is suited to the geographical area or country. Due to the constant economic and societal transformations, the author shows us that we...

16 Feb 2011

Resource management and technological innovation, sheet reading: The Netherlands C., Economics of Innovation (Chapter IV)

Book review - 3 pages - Management

For A. A Alchian, under uncertainty, profit maximization cannot be a rule of action for the firm. Success depends on results, not motivations: the decisions and criteria associated with them do not constitute a basis for understanding the behavior of firms. What is important are...

16 Feb 2011

Michael Hammer's guide for management

Book review - 10 pages - Management

Michael Hammer, a researcher at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is one of the leading world specialists in business management theory. As a teacher and researcher, he also works with management teams of several large global companies and helps them anticipate fundamental...

16 Feb 2011

Review of "Thinking communication" by Dominique Wolton

Book review - 10 pages - Management

Communication is one of the strongest symbols of the twentieth century. Its ideal is to bring people, cultures and values at the heart of the European democratic model. Moreover, the success of communication is such that many people combine media and new technologies. But are they right? Does...

16 Feb 2011

Chester Barnard: Theory of the leadership

Book review - 5 pages - Management

Introduction Chester Irving Barnard is an important author in the field of Management Science. Although his theories are not often used they are significant for this area. His theory of the organization is an innovative concept which integrates the functions of the management that...

27 Jan 2011

Chester Barnard's theory of authority

Book review - 2 pages - Management

Chester Barnard's text regarding the theory of the authority is part of his 1938 work that is titled 'Functions of the Executive". This sets out a theory of organizations and the functions of an executive within an organization. His theory is based on a set of managerial...

21 Nov 2010

'To communicate and convince in a project' by Ramez Cayette (2008)

Book review - 4 pages - Management

In this book, the author outlines the best practices that underpin the success of a project; he highlights 10 such steps. Excerpt: "The first practice is to conduct a communication audit. This identifies the key players who are directly involved in the project, identify their positions (and those...

29 Sep 2010

The usefulness of an ethnographic approach to the international comparison of organizations (1996-1997) - Philippe d'Iribarne

Book review - 1 pages - Management

Philippe d'Iribarne (born 1937) is ethnologist and sociologist, graduated from the Grande Ecole of Science and Technology and from the Grande Ecole for political science. He is carrying out studies in the national centre for scientific research about the impact of culture on business and on...

29 Sep 2010

Synthèse de 'A General Theory Of Entrepreneurship: The Individual-opportunity Nexus

Book review - 22 pages - Management

L?entrepreneuriat est un point d?ancrage de notre société. De plus en plus de personnes sont engagées dans une activité entrepreneuriale. Mais, malgré le nombre d?études sur ce sujet, aucun savoir cohérent n?émerge. Pourquoi ? Le principal problème est l?absence d?étude globale sur...

29 Sep 2010

Summary of: International Marketing and Export Management, G. Albaum, J. Strandskov and E. Duerr

Book review - 95 pages - Management

Increasing importance of international markets has been the result of a number of interrelated factors namely, 1. There has been a continuing lowering of barriers to trade and investment 2. Improvements in transportation and logistics have further lowered the cost of exporting and importing 3....

29 Sep 2010

"The seven habits of highly effective people" by Stephen R. Covey: a summary

Book review - 2 pages - Management

Among the seven habits that are supposed to help a person achieve true interdependent "effectiveness", I have chosen to highlight three that are of interest to me as a sales manager: - Being proactive and acting or re-acting on things in a responsible way, in contrast with being...

17 May 2009

Gibson, Ivancevich, Donnelly, and Konopaske. Organizations: Behavior, Structure, Process, 13th ed. McGraw-Hill, 2009, Chapter 5 Case for Analysis: What Motivates Entrepreneurs?

Book review - 3 pages - Management

The 13th edition of Organizations: Behavior, Structure, Processes is based on the proposition that managing people, structure, and processes in organizations is a challenging, compelling, and crucial set of tasks. There is nothing boring about managing organizational behavior. Traditional...

25 Sep 2008

Creating the New American Hospital

Book review - 5 pages - Management

Written in 1993, Creating the New American Hospital: A Time For Greatness by V. Clayton Sherman still has lessons for the twenty-first century hospital. Though issues such as the rise of managed care, cost constraints, litigation and malpractice, changes to Medicare and Medicaid, and low...