First published in German, this book starts from the premise that managers' understanding and theories of organizations determine how they decide to act. It therefore scrutinises management's basic tasks, and examines the most important concepts of management science, prompting questions for a company's 'health check'. The management tasks and scientific concepts are presented on the basis of an integrated framework which allows the reader to easily recognize their interdependencies and interlinkages.
JOHANNES RÜEGG-STÜRM is Professor for Organizational Behaviour at the University of St Gallen (HSG), Switzerland, and Director of the Institute of Management. His research areas include the management of strategic change and renewal, organizational communication, new forms of leading and organizing, systemic methods in management, and management of health care organizations and foundations.