The managerial imperative : the age of macromanagement /

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Author / Creator:McFarland, Dalton E.
Imprint:Cambridge, Mass. : Ballinger, c1986.
Description:xxiv, 369 p. ; 24 cm.
Organizational behavior
Organizational behavior.
Format: Print Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographies and index.
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Macromanagement is the term used by McFarland to imply a broader social context for management, which includes major social institutions and their interactions. He calls for this wider view as an approach to some of the serious problems of our society. Beginning with a critique of the present state of management theory, he provides a scholarly and thought-provoking discourse on the management of social systems, management and social issues, and the future of management. He also offers insight into contemporary ideas of efficiency, progress, and mismanagement. Chapter 12 is a most interesting set of profiles of what he labels ``managerial misfits.'' Each chapter begins with a series of relevant quotations and ends with an extensive and helpful list of references. The style of writing is clear and interesting, although the subject matter is fairly sophisticated. The issues raised by McFarland will interest a wide range of students in business and the social and behavioral sciences. Upper-division and graduate collections.-L.J. Cumbo, Emory and Henry College

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