- Notes on Contributors
- Frederick Winslow Taylor
- Mind, Method, and Motion: Frank and Lillian Gilbreth
- Henri Fayol
- Mary Parker Follett
- George Elton Mayo
- Lyndall Urwick
- Chester Barnard and the Systems Approach to Nurturing Organizations
- The Tavistock Group
- Deeply Engaged, Intuitively Analytical and Determinedly Applied: Tom Burns and Joan Woodward in Context but not in Concert
- W. Edwards Deming
- The Life and Diverse Contributions of Dr J. M. Juran
- Edith Penrose's Contribution to Economics and Management Scholarship
- Peter F. Drucker
- Herbert Alexander Simon: Philosopher of the Organizational Life-World
- Alfred Chandler's Managerial Revolution: Developing and Utilizing Productive Resources
- The Aston Studies: A Journey Towards a Science of Administration?
- James March, Richard Cyert, and the Evolving Field of Organizations
- Geert Hofstede
- John Paul Kotter
- Henry Mintzberg
- The Competitive Advantage of Michael Porter
- Ikujiro Nonaka
- Sumantra Ghoshal
- C. K. Prahalad
Abstract and Keywords
Sumantra Ghoshal is universally referred to as a management ‘guru’, suggesting that he was regarded as a great, original, and inspiring thinker. However, the other most significant aspect of his life and work was the amount of time and effort he spent engaging with corporate managers and with management practice. Ghoshal’s most famous book was , co-authored with Professor Chris Bartlett of Harvard. This article examines Ghoshal’s contributions in six sections: managing across borders—global strategy; managing across borders—the transnational; new managerial and organizational pathways; caring for the organization and the person; a critique of managerial education; grounds for ethical optimism: lessons from Ghoshal’s work.
Susan Segal-Horn is Professor of International Strategy at the Open University Business School. Earlier she was Director of the International Strategy Research Unit and also Head of the Centre for Strategy and Policy at the Open University Business School. Susan had previously worked for several years in the Strategy Group at Cranfield School of Management where she was founding Director of the specialist management development programme ‘Strategic Management in the Service Sector’. Her research domain is international strategy and, in particular, international service industries and service multinationals. Her books include: The Challenge of International Business (1994), The Strategy Reader (1998), and The Dynamics of International Strategy (co-authored with David Faulkner) (1999). Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Marketing Management, the Journal of Global Marketing, the European Management Journal, the European Business Journal, and Strategy and Leadership. She is working on her fourth book on multinational service firms, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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