Recent Books

  • Guide to Meetings Mary Munter, Michael Netzley
    Prentice Hall Series in Advanced Business Communication Prentice Hall, 2001

    Tips to assure that your meetings will be: necessary, not a waste of time; marked by healthy discussion, not hostile confrontation; interesting and well organized; based on new technology when appropriate; a place for people to share, rather than show off, their ideas; constructive and creative; inclusive; a forum for decisions that get acted upon; and efficient.

  • The Quest for Global Dominance: Transforming Global Presence into Global Competitive Advantage Vijay Govindarajan, Anil K. Gupta, C.K. Prahalad
    Jossey-Bass, 2001

    With illustrated conceptual frameworks for understanding the realities of today’s global industry and knowledge businesses, Global Dominance provides executives with skills in identifying world market opportunities, converting global presence into competitive advantage, and in rethinking answers to classic business questions. It is a cutting-edge, thoughtful work that will inspire entrepreneurs, students, politicians, and decision makers.

  • Managing Strategic Relationships: The Key to Business Success Leonard Greenhalgh
    Free Press, 2001

    Contrary to the gospel of a century of management thinkers, the primary job of the manager is no longer to plan, organize, direct, or control. Instead, today’s successful managers are primarily negotiators. Greenhalgh shows how to foster, coach, protect, and support collaborative relationships and manage conflict with peers, workers, bosses, suppliers, customers, regulators, competitors, and stakeholders.

  • Strategic Supremacy: How Industry Leaders Create Growth, Wealth, and Power Through Spheres of Influe Richard A. D'Aveni
    Free Press, 2001

    Counter-revolutionary strategies and tactics that any industry leader or established company can use to defend itself against revolutionaries, disrupters, or hypercompetitors. D’Aveni presents a framework that will enable any resource-rich or clever defender to gain strategic supremacy by being first to define the playing field. Case analyses include Disney, Microsoft, and Procter & Gamble.

  • Our Separate Ways: Black and White Women and the Struggle for Personal Identity Ella L.J. Edmondson Bell, Stella M. Nkomo
    Harvard Business School Press, 2001

    An unflinching look at the surprising differences between black and white women’s trials and triumphs climbing the executive ladder, based on eight years of groundbreaking research, this book compares and contrasts the experiences of 120 female managers in U.S. business. In-depth histories bring to life women’s journeys from childhood to professional success, highlighting roles played by gender, race, and class.

  • Supply Chain Management: Innovations for Education M. Eric Johnson, David F. Pyke (editors)
    Production & Operations Management Society, 2000

    Few topics in production and operations management have had the impact, both on industry and academia, of supply chain management. Top business and engineering schools now include more integrated supply chain topics into core curricula. This book explores some of the leading-edge thinking around supply chain education, clearly presenting the key elements of these courses and examining the impact of the web on supply chains. Experiential-learning games and exercises included.