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The Modern Firm


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Preface 1: Strategy and Organization 2: Key Concepts for Organizational Design 3: The Nature and Purpose of the Firm 4: Motivation in the Modern Firm 5: Organizing for Performance 6: Organizing for Growth and Innovation 7: Creating the Modern Firm: Management and Leadership Challenges

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John Roberts holds the John H. Scully Professorship in Economics, Strategic Management and International Business in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He has published over seventy scholarly articles in academic journals in a variety of areas in economic theory and game theory and their application to problems in industrial competition and management. He has also written numerous case studies of businesses and co-authored the seminal textbook on the economics and management of firms (Economics, Organization and Management, Prentice Hall 1992).

Reviews business book of the year...deserves to be a classic... Nobody, it can now be said, is fully fit to run a modern firm until they have read "The Modern Firm". The Economist At BP we have found John Roberts' ideas and concepts to be powerful, and we have used them in addressing the issues we face... I am pleased that these ideas have been made available in a systematic fashion in this timely book. Sir John Browne, Group Chief Executive, BP plc

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