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The selection and development of promising executives for the top echelons of business has always presented a dilemma. How can such a candidate have the necessary judgement, decisionmaking skills and broad outlook if he has not previously held a toplevel job The cost of an unsuccessful trial run...
Readers of ICT will long have been aware of the growing pressures for developing more effective and open styles of management with employee involvement. During the last three years we have published many articles on practical employee participation information disclosure, added value systems of...
These two cases give accounts of technological innovation in a particular industry, ie bulk cargo handling and containerisation in the port industry. The geographical setting is the Pacific Coast of Northern California, more precisely at Sacramento and at San Francisco. The subject of...
There have been determined efforts in the last 20 years or so to strengthen and adapt the national training system so as to enable Government, industry and the education service to work together to train a sufficient number of skilled workers to meet industry's vital needs. But for all the...
Early last year I attended a seminar at the CBI on the subject of disclosure of financial information. The speakers were all men of authority and much experience, and a phrase which one of them used has stuck in my mind. He said that the purpose of disclosure was to open the mindsnot to open the...
Despite all the talk and activity of the past ten years or so, training and development continues to be regarded by many managers as a fringe benefita very fringe benefit It is still rarely viewed by them as a problem solving tool which can speed the removal of whole groups of problems, prevent...
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