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What is the Object of Management? How Management Technologies Help to Create Manageable Objects

Barbara Czarniawska and Jan Mouritsen

in Accounting, Organizations, and Institutions: Essays in Honour of Anthony Hopwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546350
eISBN:
9780191720048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546350.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The recent rapprochement between management studies and studies of science and technology recreated an interest in management studies. This chapter presents examples showing that the role of things ... More


Introduction

Robert E. Cole and D. Hugh Whittaker

in Recovering from Success: Innovation and Technology Management in Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199297320
eISBN:
9780191711237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297320.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter first considers challenges to the ‘Japanese (productionist) model’ in the 1990s, particularly successful emulation of features of the Japanese model by competitors, and the emergence of ... More


Production Systems

Michael H. Best

in The New Competitive Advantage: The Renewal of American Industry

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297451
eISBN:
9780191595967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297459.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Explores the links between a firm, region, or nation's production capabilities and productivity. Productivity is explained in terms of fundamental principles of production that underlie the ... More


Policy Implications

Michael H. Best

in The New Competitive Advantage: The Renewal of American Industry

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297451
eISBN:
9780191595967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297459.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

A central claim is that technology management is a powerful policy tool for growth of firms, regions, and nations at every level of industrial development. The capabilities perspective focuses ... More


The Governance of Innovation: The Case of Rolls-Royce plc

William Lazonick and Andrea Prencipe

in Corporate Governance and Firm Organization: Microfoundations and Structural Forms

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199269761
eISBN:
9780191710087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269761.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter highlights the regulatory power of a ‘soft’ mechanism, namely communities of expertise. It draws on an in-depth case study of the evolution of governance at Rolls-Royce. The study ... More


The New Competitive Advantage: The Renewal of American Industry

Michael Best

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297451
eISBN:
9780191595967
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297459.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The New Competitive Advantage book presents a conceptual framework, the capabilities and innovation perspective, to address the organizational and technological sources of regional growth and ... More


Invitation

Claudio Ciborra

in The Labyrinths of Information: Challenging the Wisdom of Systems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275267
eISBN:
9780191714399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter discusses the main theme of this book, namely the redefinition of the agenda of information systems design, development, and management. It suggests that the information systems field — ... More


The Sustainable Growth Challenge

Michael H. Best

in The New Competitive Advantage: The Renewal of American Industry

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297451
eISBN:
9780191595967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297459.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The theme of the chapter is that technology management can play a major role in fostering economic growth and a healthy environment. The capabilities and innovation perspective counters the ... More


Strategic Alignment as a Process

Jerry N. Luftman

in Competing in the Information Age: Align in the Sand

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159530
eISBN:
9780199834983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159535.003.0019
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The most important objective for IT management is to be architects of alignment, linking business and IT. Achieving alignment requires conscious attention by IT and functional management to enhance ... More


Jean-Baptiste Colbert, Accounting, and the Genesis of the State Archive in Early Modern France

Jacob Soll

in Archives and Information in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266250
eISBN:
9780191869181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266250.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This study shows how, between 1661 and 1683, the culture of double-entry, mercantile accounting was central to Jean-Baptiste Colbert’s massive project of royal archive building in ancient régime ... More


Productive Efficiency Analysis over Six Decades

Sumit K. Majumdar

in Lost Glory: India's Capitalism Story

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199641994
eISBN:
9780191864070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199641994.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Business History

This chapter contains an efficiency analysis for Indian industry from 1950–51 to 2013–14. Overall, there had been consistent growth in manufacturing employment over six decades, though by the 2010s ... More


Introduction

Julie Sze, Anne Rademacher, Tom Beamish, Liza Grandia, Jonathan London, Louis Warren, Beth Rose Middleton, and Mike Ziser

in Sustainability: Approaches to Environmental Justice and Social Power

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781479894567
eISBN:
9781479822447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894567.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Sustainability and social justice remain elusive, even as it has become increasingly clear that each is unattainable without the other. Unsustainable practices diminish social justice: the effects of ... More


Serve and Certify: Paradoxes of Service Work in Organic Coffee Certification

Tad Mutersbaugh

in Confronting the Coffee Crisis: Fair Trade, Sustainable Livelihoods and Ecosystems in Mexico and Central America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026338
eISBN:
9780262267526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026338.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the paradoxical effects of transnational organic coffee certification processes on service workers in Oaxaca, Mexico. It focuses on the service workers’ role of accommodating ... More


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