Modern Britain is still living with the legacy of Margaret Thatcher's widespread policy of privatisation. How did this dramatic change in company structure effect modern British society? What are the implications for today's volatile economic situation? And what role did the champions of British industry play in forming the shareholder state? Francis (Lord) Tombs, at once one of Britain's major industrialists and public servants of the late 20th century, explores how this shift occurred and chronicles the interaction between industry and politics over nearly half a century.
Tragedy of Great Power Politics
'Many books on management are sanitized, cleanly technical accounts of the unreality of managerial life and work. Politics hardly feature. This book tells it like it is: it dishes the dirt, gets low-down, into the funky and fascinating politics of organizational life' - Stewart Clegg