Originally published in 1970. Trade associations and consultants in their many varieties are arguably the most important of our economic organisations. The people that manage those organisations are among the most influential members of modern society. The research reported in this book constitutes one of the first attempts to obtain systematic knowledge about the process of helping management. This title will be of interest to students of business, management, and economics, as well as policy-makers concerned with external aids in government, associations, and firms.

chapter |6 pages


part A|84 pages

The Supply of Aid

chapter Chapter 1|30 pages

Existing Facilities

chapter Chapter 2|20 pages

The Management Consultant

chapter Chapter 3|9 pages

The Trade Association

chapter Chapter 4|10 pages

The Research Association

chapter Chapter 5|13 pages

The National Agricultural Advisory Service

part B|104 pages

The Users of Aid

chapter |3 pages


chapter Chapter 6|22 pages

The Farmers

chapter Chapter 7|33 pages

The Builders

chapter Chapter 8|22 pages

The Manufacturers

chapter Chapter 9|22 pages

The Distributors

part C|61 pages


chapter Chapter 10|20 pages

The Process of Using Aid

chapter Chapter 11|11 pages

The Process of Supplying Aid

chapter Chapter 12|15 pages

Improving the Aid System

chapter Chapter 13|12 pages

Implications and Opportunities