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  1. German and Japanese Business in the Boom Years

    Edited by Matthias Kipping, Akira Kudo, Harm G. Schröter

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    This edited volume examines the American influence on West German and Japanese industry from the 1950s to the 1970s, providing a valuable contribution to the debate on 'Americanization' from a historical and comparative perspective. Individual contributions provide an in-depth analysis of the...

    Published November 27th 2003 by Routledge

  2. Alfred P. Sloan

    Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Edited by John C. Wood, Michael C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Alfred P. Sloan is credited with the invention of the modern corporation. At the helm of General Motors from 1923 to 1946, he had a profound influence on management thinking in America and much of the Western world through his unique, ahead-of-its-time, management style.Sloan's leadership and the...

    Published October 16th 2003 by Routledge

  3. Frank and Lilian Gilbreth

    Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Edited by John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Husband and wife, Frank Gilbreth (1868-1924) and Lilian Gilbreth (1878-1972), are the figures most closely identified with time and motion studies. Pushing F.W. Taylor's ideas to the limit, they sought ways to determine 'the one best way to do work'. Their lasting influence is evident in the fact...

    Published May 29th 2003 by Routledge

  4. Henry Ford

    Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Edited by John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    This collection includes evaluations of and responses to the contributions made by Henry Ford and the ways in which his influence helped shape the understanding of management practices.Henry Ford was an eccentric, and occasionally enlightened, thinker and remains a controversial figure today. He...

    Published October 3rd 2002 by Routledge

  5. F. W. Taylor

    Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Edited by John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    This collection focuses on Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856-1915), the initiator of 'scientific management'. Taylor set out to transform what had previously been a crude art form into a firm body of knowledge. His work is synonymous with breaking down tasks into the smallest detail, diagnosing the...

    Published June 27th 2002 by Routledge

  6. American Corporate Economy

    Edited by William Lazonick

    Series: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

    In the twentieth century, the United States emerged as the world's largest and most powerful economy. Understanding the evolution, organization and performance of the American corporate enterprise in this period is an indispensable foundation for understanding the evolution, organization, and...

    Published February 21st 2002 by Routledge

  7. Henri Fayol

    Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Edited by John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood

    Series: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

    Henri Fayol, (1841-1925) along with F. W. Taylor, is one of the founders of 'classical management'. Fayol's work was the first significant attempt to develop principles of top-level management and one of the first attempts to analyse the different activities that constitute management. Fayol viewed...

    Published November 22nd 2001 by Routledge

  8. Foreign Multinationals in the United States

    Edited by Lina Gálvez-Muñoz, Geoffrey G Jones

    Series: Routledge International Studies in Business History

    In this volume, leading scholars in international business and business history in the United States, Europe and Japan examine the experiences of a range of firms in the United States. They survey British, Canadian, French, German, Spanish and Japanese firms, and span a range of sectors including...

    Published September 13th 2001 by Routledge

  9. Global Companies in the Twentieth Century

    Selected Archival Histories

    Edited by Malcolm McIntosh

    Today the world is dominated by global brands. In tracking their development, this set offers a fascinating slant on the history of the world. Most of the companies included started as small, local businesses developing their domestic markets first before launching into new territories, while a few...

    Published January 25th 2001 by Routledge

  10. Global Companies in the Twentieth Century (POD)

    Selected Archival Histories

    Edited by Malcolm McIntosh

    Today the world is dominated by global brands. In tracking their development, this set offers a fascinating slant on the history of the world. Most of the companies included started as small, local businesses developing their domestic markets first before launching into new territories, while a few...

    Published January 25th 2001 by Routledge