Knowledge in Action: The Bata System of Management
The Bata system of management is a testimony to the understanding that capital is knowledge and not money, buildings or technology: 'Buildings - they are just piles of brick and concrete. Machines - they are a lot of iron and steel. Only people can give life to it all.' This book represents a major contribution from Czechoslovakia to the general theory and practice of management. Tomas Bata was not only a pioneer in the modern production and marketing of footwear, but more importantly in the development and business implementation of what in the business world of today is known as organizational behaviour. The work will be of great interest to managers, business administrators, engineers and researchers and students of economics, business administration and sociology.
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Book uses many sources of existing books for its material. It is a conglomeration of some photos which appear in books by Jan Antonin Bata. Also material transcribed from other books written by other writers. It is interesting that this books doesn't have sources. Because it if did, it would have to strongly mention Jan Antonin Bata as the primary source.
This book needs work. Perhaps the writer should give credit where credit is due, to Jan Antonin Bata.