This title, originally published in 1984, is based on a study of the work of general and production managers in companies in Britain and Germany, and gives a life-like account of the realities of management, including the problems, crises and unresolved tensions. Throughout the book the author draws comparisons between management style and performance in Britain and Germany.
Designed primarily for management and business studies undergraduates, the book gives an excellent idea of what industry is really like. For students who are committed to a career in management but who lack experience of industry, this realistic and down-to-earth account will be invaluable.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. What managers do all day 2. The content of management work 3. Relations between departments 4. Industrial relations 5. On schedule: a tale of two cultures 6. Decisions and problems 7. Life at the top 8. The company and the environment; Index