More than Bricks in the Wall: Organizational Perspectives for Sustainable Success

  • Lea Stadtler
  • Achim Schmitt
  • Patricia Klarner
  • Thomas Straub

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-13
  2. Corporate Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Markus Sulzberger
      Pages 43-50
  3. Constant Development through Organizational Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Günter Fleischer,   Hewlett-Packard, Bettina Anne Sollberger
      Pages 68-75
  4. Maneuvering through Organizational Crisis

  5. The Knowledge Perspective of the Firm

About this book

Introduction

Peter Gomez, University of St. Gallen Gilbert Spiderman Those were the days … when Gilbert Probst presented his innumerable lectures on systems thinking to executives wearing a T-shirt showing a spidernet; the serious and respected professor impersonating the famous Spiderman? Far from it! Systems thinking translated in German means “Vernetztes Denken”, in clumsy English “Thinking in Networks” – just like the spiderweb. A more precise term would be “Thinking in Circles”, but Gilbert was always looking for good effects – and this with great success, the executives loved it. Gilbert and myself were a good team in the 80s and 90s of the last century. In the form of team teaching we introduced literally thousands of executives and students to the secrets of systems thinking. Somehow like Simon & Garfunkel - he was Art Garfunkel, the front man, I performed the background vocals as did Paul Simon. It took us a long time to develop our product to perfection.

Keywords

Change Corporate Growth Festschrift für Prof. Probst Knowledge Perspective Leadership Organisation Organizational Crisis change management management organization organizational change organizations

Authors and affiliations

  • Lea Stadtler
    • 1
  • Achim Schmitt
    • 2
  • Patricia Klarner
    • 3
  • Thomas Straub
    • 4
  1. 1.HECUniversity of GenevaGeneva
  2. 2.Audencia Nantes School of Management 
  3. 3.University of MunichGermany
  4. 4.School of Business AdministrationUniversity of Applied Sciences Western SwitzerlandFribourg

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-8349-8945-1
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2010
  • Publisher Name Gabler
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8349-2580-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-8349-8945-1
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