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Global Leaders for the Twenty-First Century

Identifies eight new competencies that will be required by twenty-first century leaders, and profiles twelve up-and-coming leaders who exemplify them.

Big Business and the State

Examines the evolution of corporate form and managerial process from the 1880s to the 1990s, detailing how corporations influenced government to affect changes in response to economic transitions.

Religion and Economics

New perspectives on the bond between religion and economics.

Leading the Learning Organization

Provides students, executives, and managers with vital resources to lead their organizations to higher levels of performance.

Restructuring Development Theories and Policies

Explains and critiques current theories of political development.

Reinventing Leadership

In a striking departure from past practices, this book critically assesses political and business leadership simultaneously.

Corporate Communications for Executives

This strategic tool for executives to lead, motivate, persuade, and inform numerous audiences inside and outside their organizations explores corporate communication as an executive practice.

Predicting the Future

Develops a general theory of prediction that encompasses its fundamental principles, methodology, and practice and gives an overview of its promises and problems.

Too Cheap to Meter

Uses concepts from social theory to explore the history and future of nuclear power in the U. S. and to explore the nature of technological change in the U. S. economy.

Telling the Success Story

How do individuals tell their success stories when they want to secure recognition, but avoid appearing arrogant? By examining success stories of Nobel Prize winners, athletes, and Mary Kay Cosmetics consultants, this work analyzes this fundamental type of interpersonal communication.

Continuously Improving an Organization's Performance

This practical guide for managers demonstrates when, where, and how to implement significant organizational change through teamwork.

Lessons From the Recession

Explores the differential effects of recession on public and private sector organizations in America, Europe, and Asia.

Changing Roles of State Intervention in Services in an Era of Open International Markets

Addresses the issues involved in the globalization of services and the resulting changing role of government.

Understanding China

An analysis of Chinese economic and political behaviors from a cultural perspective. Discusses the importance of understanding how the Chinese do business among themselves and with others.

The Korean Economy

Lee, former South Korean government Minister of Labor for the South Korean government, discusses the country's economic development from 1945-1994 and the public policies that shaped it, arguing that if South Korea is to become a major economic power, the government should withdraw from the economic front line.

Conflict and Organizations

Focuses on the constructive nature of conflict and stresses conflict management as opposed to conflict resolution. Presents a comprehensive view of organizational conflict.

Winning

This book shows how organizational frame-breaking changes can be used in order for an organization to learn from its own experience and continually improve.

Democratization and Social Settlements

Examines the transition to, and consolidation of, democracy in Portugal following the revolutionary events of 1975, during a period of major changes in socioeconomic structure. Nataf emphasizes that not only political institutions but also the fabric of social relations were uprooted, and he compares the Portuguese case to other models of European democratization and postwar settlements.

Communication and High-Speed Management

This book provides a new understanding of the role communication plays in integrating, controlling, and coordinating high performance organizations.

NAFTA as a Model of Development

Examines whether NAFTA will produce increased or decreased wages in the regional trading blocs emerging in Europe, North America, and East Asia as a result of its uniting of high and low wage areas and identifies the winners and losers in various labor markets.

Utopia in Zion

A historical, sociological, and economic analysis of urban worker cooperatives in contemporary Israel.

Communicating Organizational Change

This book is a practical and theoretical discussion of how to effectively communicate organizational change to management, employees, stockholders, and customers.

Autowork

An anthology of original essays on the history of work experience in automobile factories, from 1913 to the present.

Organizational Teamwork in High-Speed Management

This is the first book to discuss teamwork and the recent phenomena of high-speed management. It addresses the intersection of these two areas of research and organizational practice.

From Combines to Computers

Through an analysis of national data and detailed case studies, From Combines to Computers examines how the transition to a service economy is playing out for rural America. It answers two important questions: ...