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British Management since the 1940s

John F. Wilson and Andrew Thomson

in The Making of Modern Management: British Management in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261581
eISBN:
9780191718588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261581.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

Many of the drivers and the four themes examined in this book changed from a negative to a positive orientation during the period discussed in this chapter. By the 21st century, management had ... More


Why China’s Economic Reforms Differ: The M-Form Hierarchy and Entry/Expansion of the Non-State Sector

Yingyi Qian

in How Reform Worked in China: The Transition from Plan to Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262534246
eISBN:
9780262342728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534246.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

China’s thirteen years of economic reforms (1979-1991) have achieved an average GNP annual growth rate of 8.6%. What makes China’s reforms differ from those of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union is ... More


Incentives, Information, and Organizational Form

Yingyi Qian

in How Reform Worked in China: The Transition from Plan to Market

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262534246
eISBN:
9780262342728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534246.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

We model an organization as a hierarchy of managers erected on top of a technology (here consisting of a collection of plants). In our framework, the role of a manager is to take steps to reduce the ... More


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