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Roche, Gerard R. – Harvard Business Review, 1975
Describes a hypothetical situation in a textile manufacturing plant and presents three alternative letters prepared by management for possible distribution to the plant's employees. Three guest commentators discuss the probable impact of the different letters and comment on the advisability of communicating with plant employees in such a manner.…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Communication, Case Studies, Communication Skills
Hanan, Mack – Harvard Business Review, 1971
How companies can respond to the needs of those entering corporate life or moving up the management ladder. (Author)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Characteristics, Administrators, Business Administration
Pascale, Richard Tanner – Harvard Business Review, 1978
A study of Japanese-managed companies in the U.S. and Japan found that their decision-making processes are not much different from American companies. However, an eastern perspective on management and organizational communication emphasizes the value of the subtle arts employed by successful Japanese and American managers alike. (JG)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrative Principles, Administrators, Business Administration
Hart, Stuart L. – Harvard Business Review, 1997
Many companies have accepted their responsibility to do no harm to the environment. In industrialized nations, more companies are realizing that they can reduce pollution and increase profits at the same time. Corporations should lead the way to ensuring a sustainable world. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Corporations, Environmental Standards, Private Sector
Lester, Richard K.; Piore, Michael J.; Malek, Kamal M. – Harvard Business Review, 1998
An analytical management approach reflects a traditional perspective and an interpretive approach involves a perspective suited to rapidly changing, unpredictable markets. Both approaches are valid, but each serves different purposes and calls for different strategies and skills. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Organizational Change, Organizational Climate, Work Environment
Klompmaker, Jay E.; And Others – Harvard Business Review, 1976
Discusses the role of test marketing in new product development, based on interviews with marketing executives. Attempts to clarify when a test market should be done, what its aims should be, and how it should be used. (JG)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Guidelines, Marketing, Merchandising
Malott, Robert H. – Harvard Business Review, 1978
Corporate self-interest should guide corporate giving. Managers of publicly held corporations have the right, the capability, and the obligation to establish a philosophical screen to use in determining how shareholders' money is to be donated. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Business Responsibility, College Environment, Federal Regulation
McFarlan, F. Warren – Harvard Business Review, 1971
The pressures that force a company to plan its information systems strategy help determine the shape its plan will take. (Author)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Information Systems
Chamot, Dennis – Harvard Business Review, 1976
White-collar and professional employees are increasingly turning to unions to combat their loss of independence as employees of large organizations. Managers should realize that they and professional employees have different viewpoints about job situations and that the current trend toward white-collar unionism is apt to continue. (JG)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Patterns, Labor Relations
Mintzberg, Henry – Harvard Business Review, 1975
Contrasts popular myths about managers' duties with the facts, as indicated by various studies of managers and how they function. The author argues that managers often have distorted views of their role, and that they must first recognize what their job really involves in order to perform it effectively. (JG)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Administrators
Leonard, Dorothy; Straus, Susaan – Harvard Business Review, 1997
Managers who foster innovation succeed in getting different approaches to grate against one another in a productive process called creative abrasion. They nurture and know how to use a cognitively diverse environment. (JOW)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Cognitive Style, Conflict Resolution, Cooperation
Hammond, John S., III – Harvard Business Review, 1974
Concentrates on the managerial issues involved in computer planning models. Describes what computer planning models are and the process by which managers can increase the likelihood of computer planning models being successful in their organizations. (Author/DN)
Descriptors: Administration, Administrator Guides, Business Administration, Computers
Nichols, Martha – Harvard Business Review, 1993
Six experts in global sourcing and labor give their opinions on a fictional case study centering on the ethics of child labor used by a multinational company in a developing nation. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Responsibility, Case Studies, Child Labor, Developing Nations
Henderson, Hazel – Harvard Business Review, 1971
Value conflicts in our social structure can only be resolved when parochial views on all sides give way to a broader perception of the common interest. (Author)
Descriptors: Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Culture Conflict, Ecology
Lee, James A. – Harvard Business Review, 1971
Guidelines from behavioral science theories vs those from experience for effecting managerial style changes. (RA)
Descriptors: Administration, Behavior Change, Behavior Theories, Behavioral Sciences
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