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The management of innovation / Tom Burns and G.M. Stalker.

; Stalker, G. M. (George Macpherson)
[3rd ed.].. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [1994] .
ISBN 9780198288787, 0198288786, 0198288778, 9780198288770

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
LIB stacks
HD31 .B83 1994 Available Request
George Mason
Fenwick stacks
HD31 .B83; 1994 Available Request
Other Authors Stalker, G. M.
Subjects Electronic industries -- Great Britain.
Industrial management.
Technological innovations.
Description xxxv, 269 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-266) and index.
Summary "The Management of Innovation is one of the most influential books on organization theory and industrial sociology ever written. The main question it addresses - the relationship between an organization and its market and the technological environment - continues to preoccupy researchers and managers as innovation has even greater impact on organizational structures and competitiveness." "Engagingly written and wearing its scholarship lightly, the book presents the authors' now famous binary classification of 'mechanistic' or 'organic' systems. For this it has become justly famous, but the book is also a penetrating study of social systems within organizations and of organizational dynamics, covering such issues as organizational politics, the role of the chief executive and the relationship between technical staff and general managers." "For this new edition, Tom Burns has written an overview of developments in organization theory and situated the book in that context."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents The organization of innovation -- The development of the electronics industry, and the Scottish Council's scheme -- The market context -- Management structures and systems -- Mechanistic and organic systems of management -- Working organization, political system, and status structure within the concern -- The laboratory and the workshop --Industrial scientists and managers: problems of power and of status -- The men at the top -- The shaping of work relationships -- Codes of practice in management conduct.
Geographic Area Great Britain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm31762446
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