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Administrative Vitality

The Conflict with Bureaucracy, 1st Edition

By Marshall E. Dimock


310 pages

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Originally published in 1960. This title presents a discussion of bureaucracy and enterprise and how they are related and might be combined. Case studies of various businesses, including Marks and Spencer, are used to illustrate this idea. Most of the companies examined are large and have all been at least partially successful in solving some of the difficulties of administration that businessmen and government officials constantly encounter. The present book was an attempt to break new ground, to suggest some new syntheses, to seek some practical explanations, and to propose some practical solutions. This title will be of interest to students of Business Studies and Management.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Vitality in Administration; Part 1: Growth; 2. Pioneering in Big Business 3. Some Theories of Growth 4. Some Theories of Decay; Part 2: Bureaucracy; 5. British Electricity 6. The Traditional Case for Bureaucracy 7. A New Look at Bureaucracy 8. The Pathologies of Bureaucracy; Part 3: Enterprise; 9. Incentive and Idea 10. Person and Process 11. Marks and Spencer; Part 4: The Best of Both Worlds; 12. Integrative Leadership 13. Decentralization 14. Responsibility and Response 15. Power and Security 16. A Vital Economy; Notes; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Management

The 53 volumes in this set, originally published between 1955 and 1996, draw together research by leading academics in the area of management and provides a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine management techniques, managing for profit and non-profit organisations, and management training and development. This set will be of particular interest to students of Business Studies.

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