Comparative Management: Critical Perspectives Vol 2 by Malcolm Warner

By Malcolm Warner

With the influence of globalization, comparative administration is turning into one of many unmarried most vital parts inside of administration stories. Comparative administration reproduces the main insightful and influential papers during this region, together with articles on rules and techniques of comparative administration in addition to a variety of state established stories.

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Mean scores are derived from the application of a standard scale of hierarchy to both samples. A higher score denotes greater centralization/ less delegation. g. g. production director), 2 indicates head of a single department, 1 indicates supervisory level, 0 indicates operative level. Being a standardized measure this scale does not necessarily equate exactly to the number of hierarchical levels in a particular firm, but in each company studied managerial positions were carefully assessed in relation to the scale.

We shall attempt to steer this discussion in a different direction, following our findings and the implications of the approach which we utilize. CONFIGURATION OF ORGANIZATIONS Quite distinct national patterns already emerge when looking at the share of the works or staff, respectively, as part of total personnel. Table 2 shows the works percentages for each of the units. In every branch of technology, Germany clearly has the largest works component. Britain comes second except in large batch/ mass production, and France usually has the smallest works.

The nexus of size, structure and role, posited by the logic of industrialization thesis, was apparent in both British and German firms. However, companies in the two countries displayed different patterns of decentralization—a major structural dimension—and different managerial role characteristics, which could not be ascribed to size or indeed to any other immediately contingent factor. These contrasting patterns in structure and role were, on the other hand, predictable in view of the differences which commentators have drawn between British and German cultures, and which the authors have themselves experienced.

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