Originally published in 1980 but re-issued now with a new preface, this book looks at the German manager from a sociological viewpoint and explains why German management has been so successful and highlights the key factors in the training of the German manager and the attitudes and skills he develops in his work. The views and aspirations of German managers themselves are discussed in the light of the author's first-hand acquaintance with German industry. Throughout there is comparison with the UK, USA and other European countries. The manufacturing function is the subject of a special examination. It is argued that although German management has adopted some American practices the ethic is strictly German and an essential part of the German character.

chapter 1|29 pages

Economic Life: Past and Present

chapter 2|26 pages

The Structure of German Firms

chapter 3|29 pages

The Background of German Management

chapter 4|16 pages

The Character of German Management

chapter 5|23 pages

The Views of German Managers

chapter 6|28 pages

Production Management

chapter 7|11 pages

The Foreman

chapter 8|13 pages

The Standing of Industry

chapter 9|15 pages

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