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Hoopes, James 1944-

Overview
Works: 21 works in 106 publications in 3 languages and 10,891 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: D16.14, 907
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Hoopes
Oral history : an introduction for students by James Hoopes( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 1,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "how to" book adapting some of the best methods of group oral history projects to the needs of individual students
False prophets : the gurus who created modern management and why their ideas are bad for business today by James Hoopes( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this critical history of American management, business historian James Hoopes offers modern managers a more realistic perspective. He reminds us that the corporations' ability to create wealth depends on managerial authority, so top-down power and its potential abuse are here to stay in corporate America." "The origins of today's misguided management practices are rooted in the influential theories of the early twentieth century gurus, who aimed to temper management's authoritarian power with democratic principles. False Prophets vividly tells the story of these colorful and flawed characters in the context of the ever-changing American political and cultural climate. It introduces us to: Frederick W. Taylor, the first management guru and the father of scientific management who ruthlessly sped up workers by timing their every motion; Mary Parker Follett, the forgotten pioneer whose ideas on "followship" remain vitally useful in corporate life; Elton Mayo, the Australian immigrant whose intellectual chicanery on the subject of human relations put the Harvard Business School on the map; W. Edwards Deming, who brought quality management to America via a detour through Japan; and Peter Drucker, who left Germany in protest of Hitler's tyranny and tried bravely but unsuccessfully to make power morally legitimate in American corporations." "This penetrating and fascinating book critically examines the gurus' ideas and traces their evolution to modern business applications. Hoopes challenges the popular movements that followed as a result and sharply criticizes today's gurus for continuing to perpetuate bad management in the name of democratic values. In the process, he shows executives and managers how to recognize fad from fact and gives them new guidelines for using authority effectively and responsibly."--Jacket
Van Wyck Brooks : in search of American culture by James Hoopes( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate dreams : big business in American democracy from the Great Depression to the great recession by James Hoopes( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public trust in corporations plummeted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, when "Lehman Brothers" and "General Motors" became dirty words for many Americans. In Corporate Dreams, James Hoopes argues that Americans still place too much faith in corporations and, especially, in the idea of "values-based leadership" favored by most CEOs. The danger of corporations, he suggests, lies not just in their economic power, but also in how their confused and undemocratic values are infecting Americans' visions of good governance. Corporate Dreams proposes that Americans need to radically rethink their relationships with big business and the government. Rather than buying into the corporate notion of "values-based leadership," we should view corporate leaders with the same healthy suspicion that our democratic political tradition teaches us to view our political leaders. Unfortunately, the trend is moving the other way. Corporate notions of leadership are invading our democratic political culture when it should be the reverse. To diagnose the cause and find a cure for our toxic attachment to corporate models of leadership, Hoopes goes back to the root of the problem, offering a comprehensive history of corporate culture in America, from the Great Depression to today's Great Recession. Combining a historian's careful eye with an insider's perspective on the business world, this provocative volume tracks changes in government economic policy, changes in public attitudes toward big business, and changes in how corporate executives view themselves. Whether examining the rise of Leadership Development programs or recounting JFK's Pyrrhic victory over U.S. Steel, Hoopes tells a compelling story of how America lost its way, ceding authority to the policies and values of corporate culture. But he also shows us how it's not too late to return to our democratic ideals-and that it's not too late to restore the American dream
Consciousness in New England : from Puritanism and ideas to psychoanalysis and semiotic by James Hoopes( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peirce on signs : writings on semiotic by Charles S Peirce( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hail to the CEO : the failure of George W. Bush and the cult of moral leadership by James Hoopes( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unethical and undemocratic cult of business leadership seems to hold sway over the minds of President George W. Bush and many other leaders in our society. According to ethics and leadership expert James Hoopes, this cult claims that leadership is attained and exercised through morality. But by instilling false pride and moral egotism in executives, the leadership cult intensifies the tendency of power to corrupt. For the first time, Hail to the CEO pulls back the curtain on the cult of moral leadership, revealing its dangers while showing readers how to lead with greater integrity and competence. What's more, it will help all citizens better guard their freedom against corrupt, ruinous decisions and the "leaders" who make them."--Jacket
Community denied : the wrong turn of pragmatic liberalism by James Hoopes( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoopes traces the influence of James and Dewey in the thought of Walter Lippman, Reinhold Niebuhr, and Mary Parker Follett. He concludes with a critical examination of contemporary thinkers, most notably Richard Rorty, who believe that James and Dewey offered the most socially useful philosophy within the pragmatic tradition. Combining philosophy, political theory, history, and close textual analysis in original ways, Community Denied offers a bold departure from previous studies of the subject and demonstrates the damage done to liberalism by reliance on a philosophy with no way of truly conceptualizing community
Sources for the New England mind : the seventeenth century by Perry Miller( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guan li da shi wo hen ni : kan qing da shi, ti wu zhen zheng de guan li by James Hoopes( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to Jim Hoopes, the fundamental principles on which business is based-authority, power, control-are increasingly at odds with principles of life in a democratic society-freedom, equality, individualism. False Prophets critically examines the pioneering theories of the early management thinkers, such as Taylor, Follett, Mayo, and Deming, which intended to democratize corporate life yet have proved antithetical to the successful practice of business. Hoopes challenges popular management movements that followed in the wake of these thinkers and accuses today's business theorists of perpetuating bad management in the name of democratic values. He urges executives and managers to recognize the realities of corporate life and learn to apply the principles of power. He also unveils a new management agenda that will be of paramount significance to modern organizations.A rich and lively read, False Prophets provides a refreshingly new and original overview of the history of management in the larger context of the American culture, brilliantly illustrating its evolution-from the ivory tower to the shop floor
Van Wyck Brooks : his early life and work by James Hoopes( Book )

2 editions published between 1973 and 1977 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keiei riron itsuwari no keifu : Manejimento shisō no kyojintachi no kōzai( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power tips for Domino development by James Hoopes( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The view from below of the French Revolution : a critical essay by James Hoopes( )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture of progressivism : Croly, Lippman, Brooks, Bourne, and the idea of American artistic decadence by James Hoopes( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Introduction: the Deweyan moment by James Hoopes( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Semiotic and Society in Nineteenth-Century America by James Hoopes( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The intellectual changes of the 19th century were as dramatic as the economic changes of the Industrial Revolution. U.S. citizens at that time subscribed to the traditional belief that a spiritual self, grafted onto the body, was the source of life and thought. The later belief that human beings possessed complete, experiential knowledge of their own thoughts was a profound departure from the view that the mind possessed many different abilities. Faith in the immediate availability of self-knowledge supported the northern middle class emphasis on self-control as well as the cult of the self-made man. Despite the enormous confidence in self-perception in the early 19th century, some eventually found reason to doubt the "evidence of consciousness," and a part of the intellectual establishment became committed to the concept of unconscious thought. The work of social and cultural historians in our time has suffered by its confinement within the late 19th-century model of mind as divided between conscious and unconscious experience. A discussion of the works of Herbert Gutman, Paul Faler, Paul Johnson, and Mary Ryan is included. The dearth of synthesis in recent historical studies may be due to the difficulty of relating the wealth of discrete research data. But as long as history is conceived of as a local phenomenon experienced in the self, data synthesis will be difficult. By considering history not as resistance to experience but as interpretation of signs we may recognize that history itself is a synthetic process. (Ppb)
Peirce on Signs : Writings on Semiotic by Charles Sanders Peirce by James Hoopes( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peirce on Signs: Writings on Semiotic by Charles Sanders Peirce
to James Hoopes by Dirk J Struik( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Oral history : an introduction for students
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Hoopes, James Edward 1944-

훕스, 제임스 1944-

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False prophets : the gurus who created modern management and why their ideas are bad for business todayPeirce on signs : writings on semioticHail to the CEO : the failure of George W. Bush and the cult of moral leadershipCommunity denied : the wrong turn of pragmatic liberalismGuan li da shi wo hen ni : kan qing da shi, ti wu zhen zheng de guan li