Ideology and National Competitiveness: An Analysis of Nine Countries

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George C. Lodge, Ezra F. Vogel
Harvard Business School Press, 1987 - Business & Economics - 350 pages
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Ideology and National Competitiveness shows how and why ideology affects the power, role, and behavior of managers in nine countries: Japan, the United States, Taiwan, Korea, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and Mexico. Effective managers must understand the ideological implications of their actions to gain competitive advantage. A research colloquium book.

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George C. Lodge was born in Boston in 1927, and after two years in the Navy was graduated from Harvard College in 1950. He was a reporter on the Boston "Herald" for four years, and from 1954 to 1961 served with the U.S. Deperatment of Labor, first as director of information and later as assistant secretary for international affairs. In 1962 he was the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts, and then joined the faculty of the Harvard Business School, where he is now professor of business administration. In addition to the present work, he is the author of "Spearhead of Democracy: Labor in Developing Countries"; "Engines of Change: United States Interests and Revolution in Latin America"; and "The New American Ideology". Mr. Lodge is married and the father of six children.

Ezra F. Vogel is Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard and former Director of Harvard's Fairbank Center for East Asian Research and the Asia Center.

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