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The witch doctors : making sense of the management gurus, John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge

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The witch doctors : making sense of the management gurus
Title
The witch doctors
Title remainder
making sense of the management gurus
Statement of responsibility
John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Management gurus - high-powered consulting firms, business school professors, motivational speakers who never graduated from high school - are latterday witch doctors, each promising the cure for what ails corporate America. These men and women are the sales reps for an industry that exists exclusively to peddle freshly laid management advice to petrified executives. According to one recent study, 72 percent of managers believe that the right management tools can help ensure business success, even though 70 percent also say most of the tools promise more than they deliver. Often, the results are thousands of people losing their jobs or having their work lives irrevocably altered. But thousands of companies continue to grasp at the newest concept du jour - until the next sure thing comes along." "The irony is that some of the gurus' ideas and prescriptions really can rescue or renovate your company. But until you have read The Witch Doctors, your chances of figuring out which ideas belong in your hot file and which in your circular file are slim indeed." "Micklethwait and Wooldridge have organized The Witch Doctors around the management problems that plague today's corporations. They examine the promise and the problems of reengineering, and analyze what - and who - is driving the current boom in the management industry. The authors profile Peter Drucker and Tom Peters, helping you decide what the uber-gurus can teach you and what they can't. They proceed to look deeply into the social and corporate implications of every major conundrum managers and workers face today. Through unbiased, often contrarian investigations of knowledge, learning, and innovation, strategy and vision, the future of the workplace, shareholder versus stakeholder capitalism, globalization, and Japanese management, Micklethwait and Wooldridge tell you what works, what fails, and what the future may hold for those who act and those who wait. Two groundbreaking chapters examine the inroads management theory is making in the public sector, and the unexpected paths Asian managers are blazing through the world economy."--BOOK JACKET
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Micklethwait, John
Index
index present
LC call number
HD31
LC item number
.M432 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Wooldridge, Adrian
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  • Industrial management
  • Comparative management
Label
The witch doctors : making sense of the management gurus, John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published 1996 : Great Britain : Heinemann
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Unacknowledged Legislators.
  • p. 3
  • I.
  • How It Works
  • 1.
  • Fad in Progress: Reengineering.
  • p. 23
  • 2.
  • Management Theory Industry.
  • p. 43
  • II.
  • Prophet and Evangelist
  • 3.
  • Peter Drucker: The Guru's Guru.
  • p. 63
  • 4.
  • Tom Peters: Management as Performance Art.
  • p. 79
  • III.
  • Great Debates
  • 5.
  • Rethinking the Company.
  • p. 95
  • 6.
  • Knowledge, Learning, and Innovation.
  • p. 119
  • 7.
  • Strategy: From Planning to Vision.
  • p. 141
  • 8.
  • Storm in the Boardroom.
  • p. 161
  • 9.
  • Future of Work.
  • p. 186
  • IV.
  • World in Their Hands
  • 10.
  • What Does Globalization Mean?.
  • p. 215
  • 11.
  • Art of Japanese Management.
  • p. 237
  • 12.
  • New Model in Asia?.
  • p. 258
  • V.
  • New Frontiers
  • 13.
  • Managing Leviathan: The Public Sector.
  • p. 277
  • 14.
  • Walk on the Wild Side.
  • p. 304
  • Conclusion: An Immature Discipline.
  • p. 320
  • Notes.
  • p. 329
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 339
  • Index.
  • p. 347
Control code
980096006793
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiv, 369 p.
Isbn
9780812928334
Lccn
lc96006793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The witch doctors : making sense of the management gurus, John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge
Publication
Note
Originally published 1996 : Great Britain : Heinemann
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: The Unacknowledged Legislators.
  • p. 3
  • I.
  • How It Works
  • 1.
  • Fad in Progress: Reengineering.
  • p. 23
  • 2.
  • Management Theory Industry.
  • p. 43
  • II.
  • Prophet and Evangelist
  • 3.
  • Peter Drucker: The Guru's Guru.
  • p. 63
  • 4.
  • Tom Peters: Management as Performance Art.
  • p. 79
  • III.
  • Great Debates
  • 5.
  • Rethinking the Company.
  • p. 95
  • 6.
  • Knowledge, Learning, and Innovation.
  • p. 119
  • 7.
  • Strategy: From Planning to Vision.
  • p. 141
  • 8.
  • Storm in the Boardroom.
  • p. 161
  • 9.
  • Future of Work.
  • p. 186
  • IV.
  • World in Their Hands
  • 10.
  • What Does Globalization Mean?.
  • p. 215
  • 11.
  • Art of Japanese Management.
  • p. 237
  • 12.
  • New Model in Asia?.
  • p. 258
  • V.
  • New Frontiers
  • 13.
  • Managing Leviathan: The Public Sector.
  • p. 277
  • 14.
  • Walk on the Wild Side.
  • p. 304
  • Conclusion: An Immature Discipline.
  • p. 320
  • Notes.
  • p. 329
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 339
  • Index.
  • p. 347
Control code
980096006793
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xiv, 369 p.
Isbn
9780812928334
Lccn
lc96006793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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