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Car Launch : The HUman Side of Managing Change

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Car Launch: The Human Side of Managing Change is the first book in the new Oxford series, The Learning History Library. It is edited by Art Kleiner and George Roth, both of whom originated the concept of the learning history. These extended "Living" case studies use an innovative format based on "the jointly told tale" to help narrate the story of major intra-firm transitions. The learning history succeeds in balancing traditional research with pragmatic imperatives and powerful imagery.show more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 191.5 x 236.2 x 14mm | 449.06g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195177983
  • 9780195177985

Table of contents

Preface ; Acknowledgments ; Cast of Characters ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Hard Results, Soft Concerns ; 3. Setting an Example of Non-Authoritarian Leadership ; 4. Learning Labs: Teaching Techniques for Thinking Differently ; 5. Combining Engineering Innovation with Human Relations: The Harmony Buck ; 6. Partnerships ; 7. Process Innovation in the Context of a Large Organization ; 8. Practice Without Preaching ; 9. Why the Battle Was Won, But the War Was Lost ; 10. Challenging the Catch-22 Inside Ourselves ; 11. A Reader's Guide for Using the AutoCo Epsilon Project Learning History in Organizations ; Endnotesshow more

About George Roth

George Roth was born in Germany and has a B .S. in Mechanical Engineering, a M. B. A. in Finance and Marketing, and a Ph .D. in Organizational Studies. art Kleiner is the director of research and reflection at a consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts; a faculty member at New York Universityas Interactive Telecommunications Program; and the aCulture & Changea columnist for Strategy + Business magazine. He is also the editorial director of the Fifth Discipline Fieldbook series and a longstanding writer on the human impact of management and technology.show more

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