Originally published in 1980 but re-issued now with a new preface, this book looks at the German manager from a sociological viewpoint and explains why German management has been so successful and highlights the key factors in the training of the German manager and the attitudes and skills he develops in his work. The views and aspirations of German managers themselves are discussed in the light of the author's first-hand acquaintance with German industry. Throughout there is comparison with the UK, USA and other European countries. The manufacturing function is the subject of a special examination. It is argued that although German management has adopted some American practices the ethic is strictly German and an essential part of the German character.
1. Economic Life: Past and Present 2. The Structure of German Firms 3. The Background of German Management 4. The Character of German Management 5. The Views of German Managers 6. Production Management 7. The Foreman 8. The Standing of Industry 9. Export Potential?