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International Encyclopedia of Business Management Set (6 Volume Set) Hardcover – Box set, January, 1996

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This six-volume encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of its field in long articles written by scholars from around the world. No other title covers the world so comprehensively. Its five volumes of text include biographical articles, country-specific management articles, and general business and management topics. All entries follow a similar scheme, beginning with a contents summary; one can choose to get just an overview of the topic, to go directly to a specific section, or to read and study the entire entry. Biographical entries all include a summary of significant dates and events in the life of the subjects, a list of their major works, and then more detail about them and their work. All 500 entries include an extensive, annotated bibliography for further reading, and all are signed. This type of arrangement for all entries makes it possible for beginning students who just want an overview of the topic to use the encyclopedia easily and will also appeal to those who want to read and study more extensively. There are several types of cross-references: specific ones from terms not used as entries to where one will find the subject, see references directly within the text of entries, and see also references following the reading list of each entry.

Thematic entries range from accounting to business cycles, entrepreneurship, global strategic alliances, Internet and business, manufacturing strategy, performance appraisal, simulation modelling, and Zaibatsu. In addition to entries for such people as Henry Ford, the Gilbreths, and Joseph Schumpeter, biographies include living persons such as Peter Drucker and Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Articles range from 4 to 8 pages for most biographies to more than 20 for some thematic topics. Tables, charts, graphs, and formulas appear in many entries. Alphabetization is word by word, except that in, and, of, and the in entry titles are disregarded. A few anomalies cause a bit of confusion. There are 51 entries beginning with the word management, many for management in specific places, e.g., in Africa, in the Arab world, in Singapore. Interspersed with these are management development, management education (in various places), management information systems, management research, management science, and so on. Therefore, management education in Russia comes long before management in Russia.

The sixth volume is a detailed keyword index to the other five volumes--one can check for specific countries, persons, or items of information included in broader articles. For example, Chile is not in any article title, but in the index one is referred to eight topics and 10 separate pages where Chile is mentioned. Volume 6 also includes a complete list of entries and cross-references in the order in which they appear and a list of the contributors with their affiliations and the entries they wrote. While the greatest number of contributors are based in the U.K. or the U.S., almost 40 countries are represented.

In these days of increased global business, The International Encyclopedia of Business & Management will provide excellent comprehensive coverage of business and management around the world for students, businesspersons, and scholars. It also serves as a strong general business and management reference tool. Although the set is expensive, academic libraries that support business curricula and large public libraries will want to consider it.


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