Originally published in 1960. This title presents a discussion of bureaucracy and enterprise and how they are related and might be combined. Case studies of various businesses, including Marks and Spencer, are used to illustrate this idea. Most of the companies examined are large and have all been at least partially successful in solving some of the difficulties of administration that businessmen and government officials constantly encounter. The present book was an attempt to break new ground, to suggest some new syntheses, to seek some practical explanations, and to propose some practical solutions. This title will be of interest to students of Business Studies and Management.

chapter 1|8 pages

Vitality in Administration

part I|269 pages


chapter 2|21 pages

Pioneering in Big Business

chapter 3|13 pages

Some Theories of Growth

chapter 4|14 pages

Some Theories of Decay

part II|224 pages


chapter 5|15 pages

British Electricity

chapter 6|10 pages

The Traditional Case for Bureaucracy

chapter 7|16 pages

A New Look at Bureaucracy

chapter 8|17 pages

The Pathologies of Bureaucracy

part III|54 pages


chapter 9|15 pages

Incentive and Idea

chapter 10|17 pages

Person and Process

chapter 11|20 pages

Marks and Spencer

part IV|120 pages

The Best of Both Worlds

chapter 12|24 pages

Integrative Leadership

chapter 13|19 pages


chapter 14|24 pages

Responsibility and Response

chapter 15|20 pages

Power and Security

chapter 16|12 pages

A Vital Economy