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Reengineering the Corporation PDF Summary

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Reengineering the Corporation PDFA Manifesto for Business Revolution

You want to make your company more successful?

How about reimagining it from scratch?

Reengineering the Corporation” offers a blueprint.

Who Should Read “Reengineering the Corporation”? And Why?

“Reengineering the Corporation” was probably “the most successful business book of the last decade,” so people interested in business management don’t really have the luxury not to read it.

However, parts of it are a bit outdated, so be sure to consult the revised edition – and even that with a lot of caution.

About Michael Hammer and James A. Champy

Michael Hammer

Michael Martin Hammer was an American engineer and management author, as well as long-time professor of computer science at MIT, from where he earned a Ph. D. in EESC in 1973.

He was ranked as one of America’s 25 most influential people by “Time” magazine in its inaugural 1996 list.

James A. Champy

James A. Champy is an American business consultant, with an M. S. in civil engineering from MIT and a J. D. from Boston College Law School.

CEO of the CSC index, Champy is currently a senior research fellow at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative and is primarily known for his work in the field of BPR.

“Forbes” voted “Reengineering the Corporation” – a book Hammer and Champy co-authored in 1993 – as the third most important business book of the past 20 years.

“Reengineering the Corporation PDF Summary”

Back in 1776, in the very first sentence of his monumental work, “The Wealth of Nations,” Adam Smith – the world’s preeminent economist for centuries – pointed out that division of labor is the essence of industrialism and progress.

In other words – to use his example – by dividing the manufacturing process into several steps and assigning each step to a particular worker, a pin maker will certainly produce many more pins than if each of his workers was assigned with making a complete pin.

Makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it?

Well, everybody in America seems to have shared this opinion up until the 1990s when two important things happened: modern technology and globalization.

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