Men and Women of the Corporation

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Basic Books, 1993 - Business & Economics - 390 pages
In this landmark work on corporate power, especially as it relates to women, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, the distinguished Harvard management thinker and consultant, shows how the careers and self-images of the managers, professionals, and executives, and also those of the secretaries, wives of managers, and women looking for a way up, are determined by the distribution of power and powerlessness within the corporation. This new edition of her award-winning book has a major new afterward in which the author reviews and analyzes how attitudes and practices within the corporate power structure have changed in the 1990s.

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Reading this book is a vibrant recall of my life in corporate America. It hearkens back to my career at 3M Company. It is required reading for the members of our consulting team. I found myself drawn toward the creative use of qualitative and quantitative integration of information in ways that validates the findings. 


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Rosabeth Moss Kanter, holds the Class of 1960 Chair as professor of business administration at the Harvard Business School. She is the author of eleven books, including When Giants Learn to Dance (1988), which won the Johnson, Smith & Knisely Award for New Perspectives on Executive Leadership, and The Change Masters (1983).

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