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Author Knights, David
Title The Reengineering Revolution : Critical Studies of Corporate Change
Imprint London : SAGE Publications, 2000
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (205 pages)
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Note Cover -- Contents -- List of Contributors -- Chapter 1 - The Reengineering Revolution? An Introduction -- Chapter 2 - Now Where Were We?' BPR Lotus-eaters and Corporate Amnesia -- Chapter 3 - Dedicated Followers of Fashion: BPR and the Public Sector -- Chapter 4 - 'Such stuff as dreams are made on': BPR Up Against the Wall of Functionalism, Hierarchy and Specialization -- Chapter 5 - Reengineering the Food Chains: A Systems Perspective on UK Supermarkets and BPR -- Chapter 6 - Business Process Reengineering and The New Organization' -- Chapter 7 - What About the Workers?: BPR, Trade Unions and the Emiseration of Labour -- Chapter 8 - BPR and TQM: Divergence or Convergence? -- Chapter 9 - Management as Magic: Reengineering and the Search for Business Salvation -- Index
The Reengineering Revolution reviews the significance of the Business Process Reengineering trend for management practice since the early 1990's. Combining empirical and theoretical perspectives, David Knights and Hugh Willmott show how both term and practice shaped the recent widely adopted policies of ̀downsizing', restructuring and emphasis on ̀process' rather than task. Well-known contributors analyze the impact of Business Process Reengineering in a number of settings: supermarkets and the food chain; the public sector; banks. The theoretical history of Business Process Reengineering is also detailed in relation to ideas about bureaucracy, hierarchy, transformation
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Knights, David The Reengineering Revolution : Critical Studies of Corporate Change London : SAGE Publications,c2000 9780761962922
Subject Reengineering (Management) -- Great Britain -- Case studies.;Management -- Case studies
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Alt Author Willmott, Hugh
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