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Bizbook additions, correction

I 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.

Al Murdach, AM'66
Hayward, CaliforniaTimonium, Maryland


On 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.

The article, in case readers are interested, is: Daniel T. Carroll, "A Disappointing Search for Excellence," Harvard Business Review, November-December 1983, pp. 78-88.

John T. Landry, AB'86
Providence, Rhode Island


 


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