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Administrative Vitality
The Conflict with Bureaucracy

ISBN 9780815392149
Published November 4, 2019 by Routledge
314 Pages

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Book Description

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

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