Classical reading for management students

A Listmania! list by Sung Jun Jo
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The list author says: "This list shows the books I am asking college students to read to understand business and management. The books in this list cover a wide range of topics I am discussing in my business and management classes. It covers business & management principles, environment, strategy, leadership, human resource management, human resource development, and orgnization."
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
1.  Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins
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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
2.  Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins
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In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies
3.  In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies by Tom Paters
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Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
4.  Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy
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The Breakthrough Company: How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers
5.  The Breakthrough Company: How Everyday Companies Become Extraordinary Performers by Keith R. McFarland
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The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability
6.  The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability by Craig Hickman
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The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials)
7.  The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done (Harperbusiness Essentials) by Peter F. Drucker
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Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition
8.  Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition by Guy Kawasaki
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American Entrepreneur: The Fascinating Stories of the People Who Defined Business in the United States
9.  American Entrepreneur: The Fascinating Stories of the People Who Defined Business in the United States by Larry Schweikart
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Googled: The End of the World As We Know It
10.  Googled: The End of the World As We Know It by Ken Auletta
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My Years with General Motors
11.  My Years with General Motors by Alfred P. Sloan
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Jack: Straight from the Gut
12.  Jack: Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch
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The Living Company
13.  The Living Company by Arie De Geus
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Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism
14.  Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism by Karl Weber
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Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People, Revised and Updated Edition
15.  Topgrading: How Leading Companies Win by Hiring, Coaching, and Keeping the Best People, Revised and Updated Edition by Bradford D. Smart
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The HR Value Proposition
16.  The HR Value Proposition by David Ulrich
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The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition
17.  The Leadership Challenge, 4th Edition by James M. Kouzes
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Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead
18.  Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead by Charlene Li
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A Good Day's Work: Sustaining Ethical Behavior and Business Success
19.  A Good Day's Work: Sustaining Ethical Behavior and Business Success by Alice Darnell Lattal
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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
20.  Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
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The Practice of Management
21.  The Practice of Management by Peter F. Drucker
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Competing for the Future
22.  Competing for the Future by C.K. Prahalad
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Theory Z
23.  Theory Z by William G. Oughi
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Pay People Right!: Breakthrough Reward Strategies to Create Great Companies
24.  Pay People Right!: Breakthrough Reward Strategies to Create Great Companies by Patricia K. Zingheim
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The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization
25.  The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Bryan Smith
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The Dance of Change: The challenges to sustaining momentum in a learning organization (A fifth discipline resource)
26.  The Dance of Change: The challenges to sustaining momentum in a learning organization (A fifth discipline resource) by Charlotte Roberts
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Out of the Crisis
27.  Out of the Crisis by W. Edwards Deming
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The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action
28.  The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action by Robert S. Kaplan
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The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World
29.  The Necessary Revolution: How Individuals and Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World by Peter M. Senge
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Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance
30.  Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance by Michael E. Porter
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Spanning Silos: The New CMO Imperative
31.  Spanning Silos: The New CMO Imperative by David A. Aaker
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Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes
32.  Punished by Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other Bribes by Alfie Kohn
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The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron
33.  The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean
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Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
34.  Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant by Renée Mauborgne
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The Future of Management
35.  The Future of Management by Gary Hamel
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Managing
36.  Managing by Henry Mintzberg
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Velocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance - A Business Novel
37.  Velocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance - A Business Novel by Dee Jacob
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The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business
38.  The New Capitalist Manifesto: Building a Disruptively Better Business by Umair Haque
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