Corporate Realities (Routledge Revivals): The Dynamics of Large and Small Organisations, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Corporate Realities (Routledge Revivals)

The Dynamics of Large and Small Organisations, 1st Edition

By Robert Goffee, Richard Scase


196 pages

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Corporate Realities, first published in 1995, provides a concise but comprehensive review of the management issues relating to different types of organisation. Avoiding academic jargon, it describes the characteristics of administrative, manufacturing, service and professional organisations. It explores the features of both small and large businesses.

The authors demonstrate how the transition from small to large scale can be achieved, as well as reviewing recent attempts to recreate entrepreneurial forms of organisation in the context of larger, more complex ones. Most importantly, it identifies future trends and the skills that will be needed to manage corporations at the turn of the century.

This book will be of interest to students of business studies.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Case studies; Introduction; 1. The Traditional Entrepreneurial Firm 2. Managing the Creative and Professional Small Business 3. From Small to Large : Handling Entrepreneurial Growth 4. Manufacturing Organisations 5. The Administrative Organisation 6. Trends in the Consumer Service Enterprise 7. Transitions in the Professional Service Organisation 8. Towards Adhocratic and Network Structures; Bibliography; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Strategic Planning
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior