The Resource The living company, Arie de Geus ; foreword by Peter M. Senge

The living company, Arie de Geus ; foreword by Peter M. Senge

Label
The living company
Title
The living company
Statement of responsibility
Arie de Geus ; foreword by Peter M. Senge
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In The Living Company, the man who introduced the revolutionary concept of the learning organization has turned his attention to identifying the critical characteristics of organizational longevity. Arie de Geus reveals the keys to managing for a long and prosperous organizational life. He draws a sharp distinction between "living companies," the purpose of which is to fulfill their potential and perpetuate themselves as ongoing communities, and "economic companies," which are in business solely to produce wealth for a small group of individuals. He shows clearly that living companies manage for survival; economic companies manage for profit
  • With nearly 40 years of experience at Royal Dutch/Shell, where he was involved firsthand with implementing the renowned scenario planning technique, de Geus describes how he came to explore and understand the special qualities of living companies. Among a wide array of important factors, long-lived companies have four essential traits in common. At a minimum, these firms are sensitive to their environment in order to learn and adapt; cohesive, with a strong sense of identity; tolerant of unconventional thinking and experimentation; and conservative in financial policy to retain the resources that allow for flexibility
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geus, Arie de
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD31
LC item number
.G438 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
HD 31
NLM item number
G395L 1997
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Industrial management
  • Corporations
  • Organizational Case Studies
  • Commerce
  • Industry
  • Financial Management
  • Psychology, Industry
  • Corporations
  • Corporations
  • Industrial management
  • Industriële organisatie
  • Ondernemingen
  • Levensduur
  • Gestion d'entreprise
  • Entreprises
Label
The living company, Arie de Geus ; foreword by Peter M. Senge
Link
https://archive.org/details/livingcompany00geus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the lifespan of a company -- Learning -- 1. The shift from capitalism to a knowledge society -- 2. The memory of the future -- 3. Tools for foresight -- 4. Decision making as a learning activity -- Persona (Identity) -- 5. Only living beings learn -- 6. Managing for profit or for longevity: is there a choice? -- Ecology -- 7. Flocking -- 8. The tolerant company -- 9. The corporate immune system -- Evolution -- 10. Conservatism in financing -- 11. Power: nobody should have too much -- Epilogue: the company of the future -- Notes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 215 pages
Isbn
9780875847825
Lccn
96048384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36017132
  • (OCoLC)ocm36017132
Label
The living company, Arie de Geus ; foreword by Peter M. Senge
Link
https://archive.org/details/livingcompany00geus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the lifespan of a company -- Learning -- 1. The shift from capitalism to a knowledge society -- 2. The memory of the future -- 3. Tools for foresight -- 4. Decision making as a learning activity -- Persona (Identity) -- 5. Only living beings learn -- 6. Managing for profit or for longevity: is there a choice? -- Ecology -- 7. Flocking -- 8. The tolerant company -- 9. The corporate immune system -- Evolution -- 10. Conservatism in financing -- 11. Power: nobody should have too much -- Epilogue: the company of the future -- Notes
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 215 pages
Isbn
9780875847825
Lccn
96048384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36017132
  • (OCoLC)ocm36017132

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