enjoyed Albert Madansky's article "How to read a Business
Book" (February/01). Since I'm a fan of James March, I'd
like to add two books he co-authored to Madansky's list of classics:
Organizations (March and Simon, 1958), and A Behavioral
Theory of the Firm (Cyert and March, 1963). I realize these
are texts in organizational theory but feel reading them can be
helpful to managers.
Hayward, CaliforniaTimonium, Maryland
page 44 of the February issue, the article "How to Read a
Business Book" cites the Harvard Business Review for
a 1993 critical review of the book In Search of Excellence.
As an editor at the Review, I appreciate the reference. I'd like
to point out, though, that the article in question appeared in
1983, a year after the book was published, not in 1993.
article, in case readers are interested, is: Daniel T. Carroll,
"A Disappointing Search for Excellence," Harvard
Business Review, November-December 1983, pp. 78-88.
T. Landry, AB'86
Providence, Rhode Island