Alfred P. Sloan

Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

Edited by John C. Wood, Michael C. Wood

© 2004 – Routledge

958 pages

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Hardback: 9780415248327
pub: 2003-10-16

About the Book

Alfred P. Sloan is credited with the invention of the modern corporation. At the helm of General Motors from 1923 to 1946, he had a profound influence on management thinking in America and much of the Western world through his unique, ahead-of-its-time, management style.

Sloan's leadership and the sheer success of General Motors led to an enormous amount of study and writings on his contribution to management theory and practice.

This set is part of the Critical Evaluations in Business and Management series. Future titles in the series will include:

George Elton Mayo

W.E. Deming

Joseph M. Juran

Peter F. Drucker

Herbert Simon

H. Igor Ansoff

Alfred D. Chandler

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Table of Contents

Volume One Part 1. The Founders of General Motors Part 2. 1920s Reorganization at General Motors Part 3. Fisher Body Part 4. Management at General Motors - Assessment Volume Two Part 4. (continued) Part Five: Employee Relations Part Six: General Motors Today Part Seven: General Motors and Public Transport

About the Series

Critical Evaluations in Business and Management

The last century witnessed an explosion of interest in the study of management. However, researchers who wish to examine the available literature on key figures in the field often experience considerable difficulty in obtaining access to the wide range of journals in which most of the important articles, assessments and contemporary commentaries appear.

Critical Evaluations in Business and Management  focuses on these important thinkers and makes available, in one place, collections of some of the most significant writings gathered from a variety of sources. The works are invaluable, not only for reference purposes, but as contributions to the history of management thought as well as the analysis of contemporary theory and the study of strategic management. Taken together, the prodigious output and lasting legacy of the great management figures of the twentieth century emerges for all to consider.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory