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This book brings together distinguished writers from diverse fields and their specialised perspectives on new ideas and the challenges they pose to the hegemony of neo-classical scientific management. It explores various possibilities for the future development of the understanding of management and organisation in the context of new economic conditions taking shape in both the East and the West. The focus on these makes this volume topical. It provides today's managers with alternatives to conventional approaches to management that are now facing a credibility crunch.
Managing in Changing Times: A Guide for the Perplexed Manager shows the manager that there are no easy, quick-fix, off the shelf solutions to complex problems. Solutions require thinking and action with multiple perspectives and require considerable effort to master. This imparts the book a global appeal as it speaks to every manager. The initial chapters present the ideas of Schumacher and Capra which, the author shows, could be used as catalysts to evolve a post-scientific global management era.
The book will be a handy reference material for students of management, managers and management pundits.
The book aims to provide a way out to manage perplexity ridden business world full of uncertainties and complexities while it appears to be overly critical of "neo-classical" scientific management and suggests new management paradigms - based on combinations of management styles of East and West...It is very nicely produced, scholarly volume and must be welcomed as an addition base of the management theory literature.
About the Author
Dr Sid Lowe, BA PGDipMktg MA PhD , Reader, Strategy, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Expertise International and Cross-cultural ManagementOrganisational Theory/ Behaviour and Marketing Research Interest(s) Cultural Aspects of Business Networks Process Philosophies and Management and Marketing Teaching Cross-Cultural Management (undergrad and masters) Experience General Manager - Hong Kong vocational Training Company 1982-88