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What Middle Managers Do

  • Rosemary Stewart
  • Jean-Louis Barsoux
  • Alfred Kieser
  • Hans-Dieter Ganter
  • Peter Walgenbach

Abstract

This chapter has two aims: first, to establish those tasks and functions which characterize middle-management work (as distinct from top-management work); and second, to highlight differences between British and German middle managers in how that work is done.

Keywords

Senior Manager Middle Manager Sales Manager Construction Company Behaviour Sequence 
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Notes

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© Rosemary Stewart 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosemary Stewart
  • Jean-Louis Barsoux
  • Alfred Kieser
  • Hans-Dieter Ganter
  • Peter Walgenbach

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