Book News: February 7th, 2001

Ulrich D (Ed.)Contains an anthology of ‘Harvard Business Review’ articles, aimed at creating a ‘resource that addresses the need for professionals to re-invent themselves as strategic players capable of generating organizational capabilities’. Includes contributions from some of the leading academics in management studies, such as Chris Argyris, Sumantra Ghoshal, Michael E Porter and Robert H Waterman. Explores how HR can contribute to improving organizational performance. Examines issues of organizational development with case study examples, mainly from the USA. Does not break any new ground but does provide a useful anthology of important articles on areas such as change, innovation and organizational learning. Does not hang together particularly well and may have benefited from more signposts for the reader at the start of each section. Constitutes a useful reference book for academics.

Publisher: Harvard Business School Press

ISBN: 0875848699 Price: 29.95 US DOLLARS