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The Ultimate Business Library: The Greatest Books That Made Management, 3rd Edition



The Ultimate Business Library: The Greatest Books That Made Management, 3rd Edition

Stuart Crainer

ISBN: 978-1-841-12059-1 December 2002 Capstone 346 Pages


The new edition of the worldwide bestseller The Ultimate Business Library is a one stop guide to the world's leading management thinkers. It offers a unique summary of over 75 business books that have had the most impact on business thinking. From Tom Peters to Peter Drucker and Rosabeth Moss Kanter to Charles Handy, The Ultimate Business Library will ensure business men and women are rapidly up to speed with the ideas shaping modern business.


The Books which Made Management.

Igor Ansoff, Corporate Strategy (1965).

Chris Argyris & Donald Schon, Organizational Learning (1978).

Charles Babbage, On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures (1832).

Chester Barnard, The Functions of the Executive (1938).

Christopher Bartlett & Sumantra Ghoshal, Managing Across Borders (1989).

Meredith Belbin, Management Teams: Why They Succeed or Fail (1984).

Warren Bennis & Burt Nanus, Leaders (1985).

Robert Blake & Jane Mouton, The Managerial Grid (1964).

Marvin Bower, The Will to Manage (1966).

James MacGregor Burns, Leadership (1978).

Jan Carlzon, Moments of Truth (1987).

Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People (1937).

James Champy & Michael Hammer, Reengineering the Corporation (1993).

Alfred Chandler, Strategy and Structure (1962).

Karl von Clausewitz, On War (1831).

James Collins & Jerry Porras, Built to Last (1994).

Stephen Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (1989).

Richard Cyert & James March, A Behavioral Theory of the Firm (1963).

Stan Davis & Christopher Meyer, Blur (1997).

W Edwards Deming, Out of the Crisis (1982).

Peter F Drucker, The Practice of Management (1954).

Peter F Drucker, The Age of Discontinuity (1969).

Henri Fayol, General and Industrial Management (1916).

Mary Parker Follett, Dynamic Administration (1941).

Henry Ford, My Life and Work (1923).

Harold Geneen, Managing (1984).

Arie De Geus, The Living Company (1997).

Frank Gilbreth, Motion Study (1911).

Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence (1995).

Michael Goold, Marcus Alexander & Andrew Campbell, Corporate-Level Strategy (1994).

Gary Hamel & C K Prahalad, Competing for the Future (1994).

Charles Handy, The Age of Unreason (1989).

Frederick Herzberg, The Motivation to Work (1959).

Elliott Jaques, The Changing Culture of a Factory (1951).

Joseph M Juran, Planning for Quality (1988).

Rosabeth Moss Kanter, The Change Masters (1983).

Robert S Kaplan & David P Norton, The Balanced Scorecard (1996).

Philip Kotler, Marketing Management (1967).

John Kotter, Leading Change (1996).

Ted Levitt, Innovation in Marketing (1962).

Rensis Likert, New Patterns of Management (1961).

Nicoló Machiavelli, The Prince (1513).

Douglas McGregor, The Human Side of Enterprise (1960).

Abraham Maslow, Motivation and Personality (1954).

Konosuke Matsushita, Quest for Prosperity (1988).

Elton Mayo, The Human Problems of an Industrial Civilization (1933).

Henry Mintzberg, The Nature of Managerial Work (1973).

Henry Mintzberg, The Rise of Fall of Strategic Planning (1994).

James Mooney & Alan Reiley, Onward Industry (1931).

Akio Morita, Made in Japan (1986).

John Naisbitt, Megatrends (1982).

Kenichi Ohmae, The Mind of the Strategist (1982).

Kenichi Ohmae, The Borderless World (1990).

Taiichi Ohno, Toyota Production System (1978).

David Packard, The HP Way (1995).

C N Parkinson, Parkinson's Law (1958).

Richard Pascale & Anthony Athos, The Art of Japanese Management (1981).

Richard Pascale, Managing on the Edge (1990).

Laurence Peter, The Peter Principle (1969).

Tom Peters & Robert Waterman, In Search of Excellence (1982).

Tom Peters, Liberation Management (1992).

Michael Porter, Competitive Strategy (1980).

Michael Porter, The Competitive Advantage of Nations (1990).

Frederick Reichheld, The Loyalty Effect (1996).

Reg Revans, Action Learning (1979).

Edgar H Schein, Organizational Culture and Leadership (1985).

Ricardo Semler, Maverick! (1993).

Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline (1990).

Patricia Seybold, (1998).

Herbert Simon, Administrative Behavior (1947).

Alfred P Sloan, My Years with General Motors (1963).

Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (1776).

Thomas Stewart, Intellectual Capital (1997).

Don Tapscott, Growing Up Digital (1998).

Frederick W Taylor, The Principles of Scientifi c Management (1911).

Alvin Toffl er, The Third Wave (1980).

Robert Townsend, Up the Organization (1970).

Fons Trompenaars, Riding the Waves of Culture (1993).

Sun Tzu, The Art of War (500 BC).

Thomas Watson Jr, A Business and its Beliefs (1963).

Max Weber, The Theory of Social and Economic Organization (1924).

William Whyte, The Organization Man (1956).