Writing about Business and Industry

Paperback | April 1, 1995

EditorBeverly Schneller

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Writing about Business and Industry brings together timeless essays and readings that exemplify excellence in writing about the history, theory, and practice of business. Beverly Schneller, coeditor of Writing about Science, has gathered the works of an extraordinary range of talentedminds--Adam Smith, Lewis and Clark, George Orwell, Henry Ford, Beatrice Webb, as well as many others--to instruct and encourage those seeking to become polished writers in business, technical, economic, and related fields. These colorful selections bring specialized composition to life for thestudent, showing how different styles work for different fields, and enlivening the learning process. Students will hone their writing skills while discovering the Walla Walla River, visiting Wales, pondering the inherent nature of competition, or examining the status of women in the workplace. FromMax Weber to contemporary journalism, the historical development of business thought and practice unfolds for the student. For courses in business and technical writing, as well as writing for the social sciences, this engaging collection provides an opportunity to uncover the often surprisingpossibilities of technical and business prose.

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Writing about Business and Industry brings together timeless essays and readings that exemplify excellence in writing about the history, theory, and practice of business. Beverly Schneller, coeditor of Writing about Science, has gathered the works of an extraordinary range of talentedminds--Adam Smith, Lewis and Clark, George Orwell, H...

Beverly Schneller is at Millersville University.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.13 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:April 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

IntroductionThe Inquisitive SpiritBlaise Pascal: Pensee 139Adam Smith: Of the Division of LaborMeriwether Lewis and William Clark: The Dalles to Walla Walla RiverMax Weber: The Spirit of CapitalismFriedrich Engels: CompetitionGeorge Orwell: South WalesB. L. Hutchins: The Working Life of WomenFelice N. Schwartz: Management Women and the New Facts of LifeEric Hobsbawn: Man and Woman: Images on the LeftMary Parker Follett: The Essentials of LeadershipHenry Ford: What I Learned About BusinessRobert Sobel: Cyrus Hall McCormick: From Farm Boy to TycoonThe Acquisitive SpiritRichard Goldthwaite: The Wherewithal to Spend: The Economic Background of Renaissance FlorenceAlfred D. Chandler: The Enduring Logic of Industrial SuccessDharma Kumar with Meghnad Desai: The Occupational Structure of IndiaJoseph Grunwald, Leslie Delatour, and Karl Voltaire: Foreign Assembly in HaitiGary Hamel and C. K. Prahalad: Strategic IntentArthur Pound: Pouring Ideas into Tin CansBeatrice Webb: Women and the Factory ActsStuart Blumin: Black Coats to White Collars: Economic Change, Nonmanual Work, and the Social Structure of Industrializing AmericaAlfred Pritchard Sloan: Co-Ordination by CommitteePaul R. Lawrence and Davis Dyer: Autos: On the Thin EdgeAndrea Gabor: America Rediscovers W. Edwards DemingJeffrey Pfeffer: Organizations as Physical StructuresBowen McCoy: The Parable of the SadhuR. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr.: From Affirmative Action to Affirming DiversitySteven C. Wheelwright and W. Earl Sasser, Jr.: The New Product Development Map

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"A volume of thoughtful writing, an utter treasure!"--Linda Loehr, Northeastern University