Beyond IBM: The Inside Story

Lou Mobley, Author, Kate McKeown, With McGraw-Hill Companies $18.95 (253p) ISBN 978-0-07-042625-2
This highly specialized treatise on present and future trends in business and finance makes up in perception what it lacks in cohesion. The late Mobley, v-p at IBM, and McKeown, his one-time colleague at an independent business service, trace the giant electronic company's spectacular growth under Thomas Watson Sr.'s ``autocratic'' management and the ensuing ``bureaucratic'' regime of Watson Jr. The authors then analyze the more open, purpose-oriented ``teleocratic'' operations style appropriate to the information age in which ``job-descriptions blur and networks emerge to get things done.'' They describe in detail total balance-sheet financial systems, warning of cash position failure, and go on to project vast international avenues for electronic reciprocal marketing of credit, goods and services. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 02/01/1989
Release date: 02/01/1989
Hardcover - 978-0-9622957-0-6
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