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Inhaltsangabe: Why are most businesses less efficient that they could be? Why do two identical Ford plants in England and Germany, manufacturing identical cars, have vastly different rates of production? Harvey Leibenstein explores such questions in depth, using ideas and evidence from economics, game theory, psychology, and other disciplines. He observes that employees usually perform best when they work under a moderate amount of pressure not too little and not too much. But this sort of balanced situation is rare, so most workers in low-pressure situations may shirk their tasks, while those in a stressful environment may cave in. To avoid this state of affairs, Leibenstein argues, workers tacitly adopt conventions about proper degrees of effort. These standards, which frequently defy rational considerations, are largely governed by the history of the firm, the degree of hierarchy, and the nature of the competitive relationships within the firm. Leibenstein analyzes the structure and functioning of companies with multiple levels of hierarchy, pinpointing sources of inefficiency. He also examines the question of entrepreneurship.
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Leibenstein, an economist, looks at internal inefficiency in firms and what can be done about it. He "examines how the behavior of firm members differs when firms are sheltered from the rigors of competition" by looking at conventions about acceptable levels of effort, employment relations, and hierarchical structures that produce inefficiency. The result is a model explicated by a series of graphs. This book will probably create as much comment as his earlier Beyond Economic Man. However, without a background in economics, the reader could find the language difficult. Recommended for comprehensive business collections. Michael D. Kathman, St. John's Univ. Lib., Collegeville, Minn.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Titel: Inside the Firm: The Inefficiencies of ...
Verlag: Harvard University Press
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Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, 1988. Buchzustand: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 4464694
Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, 1987. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP2883514
Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0674455150
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Book Condition: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97806744551534.0
Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, 1987. Buchzustand: Good. Content clean with age toning to pages and a solid binding. DJ has tears at top and spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 9999-9990041463
Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GD-036-05-0539600
Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press. Buchzustand: Very Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers D05G-00820
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Inside the Firm: The Inefficiencies of Hierarchy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Grb1553753
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97806744551533.0
Buchbeschreibung Harvard University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Very good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers HH-036-05-0539600