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The Functions of the Executive

Thirtieth Anniversary Edition

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$36.50 • £29.95 • €33.00

ISBN 9780674328037

Publication Date: 01/01/1971

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384 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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From the ranks of the country’s leading executives comes a major contribution to the understanding of our society… The author presents an analysis of the nature of business organizations and the functions of executives in them. He has been able to stand apart from the minutiae of his everyday experiences and to view them as part of the orderly functioning of the organization as a whole… The work has important implications, for it points the way to the development of more effective co-operative systems and at the same time to the development and communication of the executive techniques essential to such systems.American Journal of Sociology

One of the contemporary classics on administration. It has contributed a great deal to organization theory. Often quoted, it is a basic work by a successful executive.Business Management

Mr. Barnard has made a masterly contribution in his realistic treatment of such topics as informal organization, incentives, and the moral aspects of leadership.Harvard Business Review

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