The Experience of
French World Leaders
New Dimensions in Networks
Description: This book examines the resurgence of good organization as a key competitive factor, as experienced by firms in the 1990s. The author argues that to be competitive during this period, it was no longer sufficient to have a well-structured strategic plan, and it was necessary to remove excessive hierarchy from the organization. Traditional as well as high-tech companies were forced to evolve, and, Emmanuel Josserand ascertains, the first lessons from these changes can now be drawn.
The experiences of four leading
industries who adopted a management style in which descentralisation and
crosscutting relationships were essential are explored in The Network Organization.
Providing theoretical insight for researchers, and highlighting pitfalls
for practitioners to avoid, these case studies illustrate the advantages
and difficulties encountered in becoming a network organization in a world
of customised products and services.
|This work illustrates the fertile and healthy renewal of the link between research and the company. As of late, management has become aware of the vital necessity of drawing on research. For the author, this forward-looking and creative approach no longer pertains only to pure science, but also, and perhaps primarily, to the humanities and social sciences. Emmanuel Josserand has positioned himself at this very crossroads. – Bernard de Montmorillon, President of the University of Paris-IX, Daupine, France|
Last Update: December 21, 2003