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
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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 sheer success of General Motors led to an enormous amount of study and writings on his contribution to management theory and practice. This set is part of the Critical Evaluations in Business and Management series. Future titles in the series will include: George Elton MayoW.E. DemingJoseph M. JuranPeter F. DruckerHerbert SimonH. Igor AnsoffAlfred D. ChandlerFor further information on these titles please contact info.research@routledge.co.uk
 

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Contents

Management accounting in an early multidivisional
14
origins evolution attributes
41
steermanship in action
83
General Electric
110
lessons from the struggle
120
Production and inventory control at the General Motors
168
The theory of the business
192
the rise
215
Managements new paradigms
258
the American
283
The sitdown strike in the thirties
309
PART 6
364
GM and the Nazis
379
General Motors and the demise of streetcars
414
General Motors and mass transit again
439
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