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Individual Initiative in Business

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674734883

Publication Date: 12/11/1950

255 pages


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This book, one of the first on individual initiative, is based on the Twentieth Annual Conference of the Harvard Business School Association, June 10, 1950, in which thirty-seven well-known executives and nearly a thousand businessmen from many fields participated. It includes an Introduction by Dean Donald Kirk David; eight addresses by Neil H. McElroy, Lansing P. Shield, Charles R. Hook, Meyer Kestnbaum, George G. Walker, Dudley W. Figgis, Roy E. Larsen, and Charles Sawyer; and five lively panel discussions organized around major areas of individual initiative. In sum, this book provides a fresh statement of the free enterprise system in terms of the individual. Its invaluable bibliography, the first on this subject ever compiled, makes it a complete reference text. Everyone active in business will find it thought-provoking and vital reading.

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