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The Organization Man: The Book That Defined a Generation

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Regarded as one of the most important sociological and business commentaries of modern times, The Organization Man developed the first thorough description of the impact of mass organization on American society. During the height of the Eisenhower administration, corporations appeared to provide a blissful answer to postwar life with the marketing of new technologies--television, affordable cars, space travel, fast food--and lifestyles, such as carefully planned suburban communities centered around the nuclear family. William H. Whyte found this phenomenon alarming.As an editor for Fortune magazine, Whyte was well placed to observe corporate America; it became clear to him that the American belief in the perfectibility of society was shifting from one of individual initiative to one that could be achieved at the expense of the individual. With its clear analysis of contemporary working and living arrangements, The Organization Man rapidly achieved bestseller status.Since the time of the book's original publication, the American workplace has undergone massive changes. In the 1990s, the rule of large corporations seemed less relevant as small entrepreneurs made fortunes from new technologies, in the process bucking old corporate trends. In fact this new economy appeared to have doomed Whyte's original analysis as an artifact from a bygone day. But the recent collapse of so many startup businesses, gigantic mergers of international conglomerates, and the reality of economic globalization make The Organization Man all the more essential as background for understanding today's global market. This edition contains a new foreword by noted journalist and author Joseph Nocera. In an afterword Jenny Bell Whyte describes how The Organization Man was written.

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"Recognized as a benchmark, Whyte's book reveals the dilemmas at the heart of the group ethos that emerged in the corporate and social world of the postwar era."--Nathan Glazer

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The Organization Man is one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. It established the categories Americans now use when thinking about the workplace, the suburbs, and their lives.--David Brooks, senior editor at the Weekly Sta

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812218190
Foreword:
Nocera, Joseph
Afterword:
Whyte, Jenny Bell
Author:
Whyte, William H.
Afterword:
Whyte, Jenny Bell
Author:
Nocera, Joseph
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press
Location:
Philadelphia
Subject:
General
Subject:
Individuality
Subject:
Negotiating
Subject:
Loyalty
Subject:
Organizational commitment.
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
Business-Negotiation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
107-47
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.98x6.05x1.04 in. 1.43 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Organization Man is one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. It established the categories Americans now use when thinking about the workplace, the suburbs, and their lives.--David Brooks, senior editor at the Weekly Sta
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