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Mintzberg, Henry

Works: 423 works in 1,782 publications in 9 languages and 29,484 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, wpr
Classifications: HD31, 658.4012
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Managing by Henry Mintzberg( )

59 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mintzberg shows that in the real world managers cannot be the reflective, systematic planners idealized in most management books--realities like the unrelenting pace, the frequent interruptions, and the dizzying variety of activity make that impossible. Recognizing this, he outlines a new model of management: not a list of tasks but a dynamic process in which managers accomplish their purpose working through information, through people, and, more rarely, through direct action. --from publisher description
The rise and fall of strategic planning : reconceiving roles for planning, plans, planners by Henry Mintzberg( Book )

55 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mintzberg traces the origins and history of strategic planning through its prominence and subsequent fall. He argues that we must reconceive the process by which strategies are created -- by emphasizing informal learning and personal vision -- and the roles that can be played by planners. Mintzberg proposes new and unusual definitions of planning and strategy, and examines in novel and insightful ways the various models of strategic planning and the evidence of why they failed. Reviewing the so-called "pitfalls" of planning, he shows how the process itself can destroy commitment, narrow a company's vision, discourage change, and breed an atmosphere of politics. In a harsh critique of many sacred cows, he describes three basic fallacies of the process -- that discontinuities can be predicted, that strategists can be detached from the operations of the organization, and that the process of strategy-making itself can be formalized.--Publisher description
Managers, not MBAs : a hard look at the soft practice of managing and management development by Henry Mintzberg( Book )

50 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mintzberg asserts that conventional MBA classrooms overemphasize the science of management while ignoring its art and denigrating its craft, leaving a distorted impression of its practice. We need to get back to a more engaging style of management, to build stronger organizations, not bloated share prices. This calls for another approach to management education, whereby practicing managers learn from their own experience. We need to build the art and the craft back into management education, and into management itself." "Mintzberg examines what is wrong with our current system. Conventional MBA programs are mostly for young people with little or no experience. These are the wrong people. Programs to train them emphasize analysis and technique. These are the wrong ways. They leave graduates with the false impression that they have been trained as managers, which has had a corrupting effect on the practice of management as well as on our organizations and societies. These are the wrong consequences." "Mintzberg describes a very different approach to management education, which encourages practicing managers to learn from their own experience. No one can create a manager in a classroom. But existing managers can significantly improve their practice in a thoughtful classroom that makes use of that experience."--Jacket
The strategy process : concepts, contexts, and cases by Henry Mintzberg( Book )

129 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of readings, edited by Henry Mintzberg, is combined with cases from James Brian Quinn. Together they present an up-to-date look at how actual companies act strategically and the research driving them. Strategies. Strategists. Formulating Strategy. Analyzing Strategy. Strategy Formation. Strategic Change. Cognition. Organization. Technology. Collaboration. Globalization. Values. Managing Start-Up. Managing Maturity. Managing Experts. Managing Innovation. Managing Diversity. Managing Otherwise
The nature of managerial work by Henry Mintzberg( Book )

70 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of significant research into the roles and working characteristics of managers is supported by case histories, describing the professional activities of five top executives
Strategy safari : a guided tour through the wilds of strategic management by Henry Mintzberg( Book )

60 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Strategy making is considered the high point of managerial activity. But bombarded by fads and fixes, most managers have been groping blindly to get their arms around the proverbial elephant. Now Henry Mintzberg has teamed up with Bruce Ahlstrand and Joseph Lampel to create a powerful antidote: a comprehensive and illuminating - as well as colorful - tour through the fields of strategic management. Mintzberg, Ahlstrand, and Lampel have shaped each of ten different approaches into a coherent school of strategy formation. In the process, the authors clarify the enormous amount of confusion that exists." "The authors provide a thorough critique of the contributions and limitations of each school - from the design, planning, positioning, entrepreneurial, and cognitive schools to the learning, power, cultural, environmental, and configurational schools - culminating in how they might combine to reveal that elephant."--Jacket
Mintzberg on management : inside our strange world of organizations by Henry Mintzberg( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The structuring of organizations : a synthesis of the research by Henry Mintzberg( Book )

58 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in French and English and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do organizations structure themselves? A synthesis of the empirical literature in the field, supported by numerous examples and illustrations, provides images that produce a theory. The author introduces five basic configurations of structure - the simple structure, the machine bureaucracy, the professional bu- reaucracy, the divisionalized form, and the adhocracy. This book reveals that structure seems to be at the root of many questions about organizations and why they function as they do
Power in and around organizations by Henry Mintzberg( Book )

39 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in French and English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse en profondeur des rouages du pouvoir dans les entreprises. Pouvoir externe (propriétaires, associés, conseil d'administration, etc.) et les moyens utilisés (normes sociales, contraintes formelles, etc.); pouvoir interne (du PDG au personnel non qualifié). La quatriième partie présente une synthèse sous forme de six configurations de pouvoir les plus fréquemment rencontrées. Ouvrage important et solidement documenté dans un style clair et accessible. [SDM]
Rebalancing society : radical renewal beyond left, right, and center by Henry Mintzberg( )

17 editions published in 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Our world is out of balance, says Henry Mintzberg, and the consequences are proving fateful: the degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, and the denigration of ourselves, with greed having been raised to some sort of high calling. But we can set things right. Mintzberg argues that a healthy society is built on three balanced pillars: a public sector of respected governments, a private sector of responsible enterprises, and what he calls a plural sector of robust voluntary associations (nonprofits, NGOs, etc.)"
Structure in fives : designing effective organizations by Henry Mintzberg( Book )

50 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation and synthesis of the research on what it takes to design an effective organization
Tracking strategies : toward a general theory by Henry Mintzberg( )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is a great deal of practice, discussion, and publication about strategy, but surprisingly little investigation of the processes by which strategies actually form in organizations. Henry Mintzberg, one of the world's leading thinkers and writers on management, has over several decades examined the processes by which strategies have formed in a variety of contexts, and this book collects together his findings. Defining realized strategy - the strategy an organization has actually pursued - as a pattern in a stream of actions, this investigation tracked strategies in organizations over long periods of time, usually three or four decades, and in one case, a century and a half. This revealed the patterns by which strategies form and change in organizations, the interplay of 'deliberate' with 'emergent' strategies, and the relationships between leadership, organization, and environment in the strategy formation process. An introductory chapter considers the term strategy, and the various ways it has been and can be used, and then introduces the studies
Simply managing : what managers do and can do better by Henry Mintzberg( )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author appreciates that managers are busy people. So he has taken his classic book Managing, done some updating, and distilled its essence into this shortened text. The essence of the book remains the same: what the author has learned from observing twenty-nine managers in settings ranging from a refugee camp to a symphony orchestra. The book considers the intense dynamics of this job as well as its inescapable conundrums, for example: How is anyone supposed to think, let alone think ahead, in this frenetic job? Are leaders really more important than managers? Where has all the judgment gone? Is email destroying management practice? How can managers connect when their job disconnects them from what they are managing? The author has written this book for practicing managers, about their practice of management, and for new managers befuddled by the strange new world of managing. --Page 4 de la couverture
Managing the myths of health care : bridging the separations between care, cure, control, and community by Henry Mintzberg( )

16 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sure-to-be-controversial book, leading management thinker Henry Mintzberg turns his attention to reframing the management and organization of health care. The problem is not management per se but a form of remote-control management detached from the operations yet determined to control them. It reorganizes relentlessly, measures like mad, promotes a heroic form of leadership, favors competition where the need for cooperation, and pretends that the calling of health care should be managed like a business. This professional form of organizing is the source of health care's great strength as well as its debilitating weakness. In its administration, as in its operations, it categorizes whatever it can to apply standardized practices whose results can be measured. When the categories fit, this works wonderfully well. The physician diagnoses appendicitis and operates; some administrator ticks the appropriate box and pays. But when happens when the fit fails - when patients fall outside the categories or across several categories or need to be treated as people beneath the categories? To cope with all this, Mintzberg says that we need to reorganize our heads instead of our institutions. He discusses how we can think differently about systems and strategies, sectors and scale, measurement and management, leadership and organization, competition and collaboration. The overall message of Mintzberg's masterful analysis is that care, cure, control, and community have to work together, within health-care institutions and across them, to deliver quantity, quality, and equality simultaneously. -- from back cover
Strategy bites back : it is a lot more, and less, than you ever imagined-- by Henry Mintzberg( Book )

47 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Strategy Bites Back invites you to encounter an unlikely set of voices and something sharp to say about strategy - from Mozart to Coco Chanel's "little black dress". These perspectives will provide you with new and dramatically different angles from which to attack the world of strategy." "This book is for everyone involved with strategy - manager, CEO, consultant, professor, student - who wants to see strategy more broadly, more deeply and more playfully."--Jacket
The strategy process by Henry Mintzberg( Book )

61 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised European edition, covering the strategy process, includes a new paper from Henry Mintzberg entitled "A Guide to Strategic Processing". It also features three new case studies
Le management : voyage au centre des organisations by Henry Mintzberg( Book )

36 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regroupe l'essentiel des travaux de l'auteur publiés au cours des vingt dernières années
Organizations : a quantum view by Danny Miller( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Management? It's not what you think! by Henry Mintzberg( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presenting articles, book and journal excerpts, letters, web selections, and musings, this book gets you thinking as you never have before about the practice of management. This book lets you consider management facts versus folklore, the impact of the Internet, and a good manager's role within the workplace."--Jacket
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The rise and fall of strategic planning : reconceiving roles for planning, plans, planners
The rise and fall of strategic planning : reconceiving roles for planning, plans, plannersManagers, not MBAs : a hard look at the soft practice of managing and management developmentThe strategy process : concepts, contexts, and casesStrategy safari : a guided tour through the wilds of strategic managementMintzberg on management : inside our strange world of organizationsThe structuring of organizations : a synthesis of the researchStructure in fives : designing effective organizationsTracking strategies : toward a general theory
Alternative Names
Henry Mintzberg

Henry Mintzberg accademico canadese

Henry Mintzberg Canadees econoom

Henry Mintzberg Canadian busines theorist

Henry Mintzberg kanadischer Ökonom, Professor für Betriebswirtschaft und Management

Mintzberg, H. 1939-

Mintzberg, Henry

Mintzberg, Henry 1939-

Генрі Мінцберг

Минцберг, Генри

Минцберг, Генри 1939-

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민츠버그, H. 1939-

민츠버그, 헨리 1939-


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