Reinventing Management by Julian Birkinshaw
Smarter Choices for Getting Work Done, Revised and Updated Edition

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The economic crisis was not just caused by a failure of regulation or economic policy; it was a story of the failure of management in a fundamental sense—a deeply flawed approach to management that encouraged bankers to pursue opportunities without regard for their long-term consequences, and to put their own interests ahead of those of their employers and their shareholders.


The revised edition of this best-selling book shows convincingly that many of today’s major economic problems in the west can be traced to a failure of management.  In this updated edition the author draws our attention to new examples of failed management, from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp, and the disaster at BP, to the ongoing problems in financial services companies such as UBS and RBS.  Throughout the book the references and statistics have been updated, to make this a current, highly relevant analysis of the problems besetting modern business and how managers need to tackle them.


About Julian Birkinshaw

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Julian Birkinshaw is Professor of Strategic and International Management and Deputy Dean at the London Business School. He is also co-founder of the Management Lab (MLab), whose mission is to accelerate the evolution of management. Julian has published ten previous books on aspects of strategy and management, including Giant Steps in Management and Inventuring, and more than 70 articles in academic journals. He previously worked at the Stockholm School of Economics and the University of Toronto.
Published February 22, 2010 by Jossey-Bass. 315 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Management Today

Early chapters help managers to investigate and understand their own management models.

Mar 01 2010 | Read Full Review of Reinventing Management: Smart...

Harvard Business Review

But of course the sins apply at all management levels in the organisation — they are as relevant to the first-line supervisor as they are to the big boss.

Aug 16 2012 | Read Full Review of Reinventing Management: Smart...

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