Alfred P. Sloan: Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

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John Cunningham Wood, Michael C. Wood
Taylor & Francis, 2003 - Industrial management - 472 pages
This two-volume collection looks at the life and work of Alfred Pritchard Sloan, Jr. (1875-1966), chief executive of General Motors from 1923 to 1946, whose unique and ahead-of-its-time management style left an indelible mark on business and management studies.Also featuring an extensive bibliography, this set will prove valuable to business students and researchers alike.
 

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Contents

WOOD AND MICHAEL C WOOD
8
Smith battles Sloans legacy 369
14
VOLUME I
23
What General Motors can teach U S schools about
27
Bruce Barton Alfred Sloan
48
PART 7
51
PART 4
64
how two mighty corporations tried to stifle
91
The fable of Fisher Body
253
The importance of adjusting production to sales in
284
FisherGeneral Motors and the nature of the firm
289
Employee relations
307
an historical analysis
329
GM and public transport
377
Contributions to administration by Alfred P Sloan Jr
384
a comparative analysis
411

tuning
101
tuningup General Motors
144
physical regulation contrasted
160
Markets networks and the rise of Chrysler in old Detroit
218
General Motors and the demise of streetcars
414
General Motors and mass transit again
439
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